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Congo's Orientale Province aims to revive cotton sector
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Jul '14
Congo’s Orientale Province, which lies in the northeast of the country, has created Agricultural Society Bas Uele (SABU) to revive cotton production in the province.
 
The new organization would acquire the Northern Development Company (CODENORD), which produces cotton for the textile company Kisangani (SOTEXKI), according to Armand Kasumbu Mbaya, provincial Minister of Planning and Investment.
 
Subsequently SABU can attract investors who can assist in revival of cotton farming in Lower Uele, Mr. Mbaya said.
 
If the Government of Congo also helps us by ordering police and army uniforms from SOTEXKI, it would save the textile industry in Congo, while also supporting the revival of cotton production, the provincial minister told Radio Okapi.
 
The minister added that Orientale provincial authorities are lobbying for markets.
 

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