XIAMEN: Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Tjekero Tweya and some members of the Namibian business delegation on Sunday visited mega steel manufacturing and marble processing factories in Shuitou town.
The town is situated 65 kilometres east of Xiamen.
The minister and his delegation are attending the 16th China International Fair for Investment and Trade here, seeking partnerships, suppliers and investors in the areas of manufacturing, mining, construction and agriculture.
Tweya said the main purpose of visiting the factories was to see how viable these projects are to emulate in Namibia.
“This is a good opportunity for the Namibian delegation to see what industrialisation looks like and the benefits it could have for the country,” he said.
The massive marble factory is owned by a Chinese national operating in Namibia, Bin Chen of Dreamland Investment cc and Dreamland Industrial Investment cc.
The factory also imports marble from Namibia, including the rare blue sodalite from Opuwo in the Kunene Region and white sodalite from Karibib in the Erongo Region.
The marble factory employs over 200 000 people at over 5 000 subsidiaries.
The steel factory employs over 2 800 people, and has other branches in several towns in China and other countries like Vietnam, The Philippines and Japan.
The Namibian group will also visit other manufacturing and construction companies around Xiamen.
Over 20 Namibian businesspeople are attending the CIFIT, which ends on Tuesday.