Overview • Capital: Khartoum • Area: 2,505,810 km² • Population: 41,236,378 (2006 estimate) • Languages: Arabic (official), local dialects of Nubian, Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages and English. • Religions: Sunni Muslim - 70%, indigenous beliefs - 25%, Christian - 5%. • Ethnic Groups: Tribes of African origin - 52%, Arab - 39%, Beja - 6%, others - 3%.
Economic Policy • Since 1992 • Liberalization of goods, services & factors of production. • Correction of cost & price distortions. • Privatization of public enterprises. • Reformation & liberalization of trade & financial sector. • Reformation of government tax system.
Comparative advantages of investment in Sudan • Investment reform measures. • Investment laws and legislations. • Simplicity of procedures. • Qualified manpower. • Exchange rate policies – Almost constant exchange rate policy. • Sudan is the largest key member of the Common Market for Eastern & South Africa (COMESA), which has enjoyed success across a number of sectors including telecommunications, oil and sugar.
Irrigated sector - Establishment of irrigation services projects. - Fodder production. - Production of wheat and maize. - Horticultural crops. - Fruits. - Vegetables. INVESTMENTOPPORTUNITIES
RAINFED SECTOR • Production of oil seeds, gum Arabic, cotton,maize and sorghum • Production of fodder
FOREST PRODUCTION • Production of gum • Establishment of furniture • Paper industry Sudan is considered one of the most suitable countries for the manufacture of paperpulp..
MACRO POLICIES AFFECTINGINVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT • TAX POLICIES • NO TAXES ON RAW AGRIC. PRPODUCTS • NO EXPORT TAXES ON RAW AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES • NO CUSTOM DUTIES ON EXPORTS OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES • MAX. 3% DUTIES ON IMPORTED INPUTS TO AGRICULTURE. • CREDIT POLICIES • NO CEILING FOR AGRIC. SECTOR
AGRO-INDUSTRY • Sugar industry • Fruit concentrates • Tomato paste • Canning of fruit & vegetables ORGANIC PRODUCTION • Production of organic fruits and vegetable
Information & Communication Technology • Sudatel • Mobitel • Sudani • Kanar • Areeba • Full privatized sector • Tv channel and broadcast service
Oil & Gas • Two billion barrels of recoverable oil • Current production 450,000 barrels • per day • expected 800,000 bpd by 2007 and 1,000,000 bpd by 2010
Pharmaceuticals Industry 17 factories for medical needs, drugs, medical cotton, gauze etc. Opportunities of investment: - New lines tablets and capsules- New varieties of medicaments - Equipment for factories: mixers and containers etc.
Sugar Production Development and expantion of factories and related industries
Food industry • Tomato and juice concentrate • Vegetable and fruit canning • Concentrated fodder • Preservation and canning of fish • Preservation and canning of meat
Textiles Industry • Development, rehabilitation and expantion of the industry
Water and sanitation • Wells • Dams • Water reservoirs • Water harvesting
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