Congo – Fertile investment prospects for businesses
- Created on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:46
GRTU CEO Abigail Psaila Mamo has this week met Mr Jerome Ompen, Candidate for Honorary Consul for Malta in the Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. During the meeting the business opportunities for Maltese and Congolese businesses were discussed and the prospects are indeed very interesting.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa that borders with 9 other countries. It borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. It has a population of over 75 million. The language spoken is French however English is widely used for business. Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it has a population of 11 million.
GRTU stresses that Access to Finance and Access to Public Procurement a consistent problem for SMEs
- Created on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:26
GRTU CEO Abigail Psaila Mamo participated in a round table discussion organised by the European Commission Representation in Malta on the 2015 Country Report for Malta.
The Commission representative explained that in 2014 both the economy and the labour market continued to perform well and the outlook for 2015-
Removal of Eco Contribution Government presents proposals to GRTU
- Created on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:12
GRTU has today met the Hon Leo Brincat in a meeting that was requested by the Minister himself. The Minister informed GRTU that according to Budget 2015 the Government decided that the eco contribution will be removed on all electronic and electrical products and instead Malta will start conforming to the WEEE Directive. The Minister presented the draft Legal Notice and gave a short explanation on the plans Government has in this regard.
GRTU welcomed the consultation however GRTU also informed the Minister that, without any reservations, it requires a clear guarantee by the Government that it will first exempt all those operators that between 2007 and 2015 were carrying their
GRTU secures Ministry’s commitment for a PPP for PV investments by local operators
- Created on Thursday, 16 April 2015 13:01
Local operators in the PV sector will soon be given the opportunity to carry out installations at an area which the Government will be allocating for such investments at a price of Eur 0.50c per sqm.
This is an initiative GRTU has, during the past months, been lobbying for and is now very pleased that Government has seen the validity of its proposal and Minister Konrad Mizzi has committed himself to make it work.
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