Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) is the Pilot project BY China Merchants Group (CMG) which is working closely with Djibouti Government to build Djibouti as new industry city in Africa. The port brings logistics and trade services to DIFTZ, and DIFTZ brings goods to the port by attracting industrial clusters, ports and DIFTZ bring commercial services to urban areas, consequently he development of urban services promotes the competitiveness of the ports and DIFTZ.
The pilot zone was inaugurated on July 5 2018, and at inauguration ceremony the Head of the state of Rwanda H.E Paul Kagame was among the Heads of the states who gathered in Djibouti in the official opening ceremony.
As the main trade port in the horn of Africa, Djibouti is known as the gateway to East Africa and it’s direct to Ethiopia
DPFZA is committed to building a commercial hub and an international transit port in East Africa and the red sea region through the development of land-sea-Air transportation.
Up to now, it has invested more than 10 billion US dollars in infrastructure, and will build more modern facilities to meet growing needs of the African continent.
DDFZA is the exclusive governmental agency for DIFTZ, which ha created a better investment environment for customers, offering a full range of one-stop services, and provide a series of financial support for investors
Djibouti Ports and Free Zones authority launched the logistics model sea-air cargo express from China to Africa to serve the Africa continent, particular to Kigali for only 4.23$/KG and transit time is 18- 20 days from China to Kigali.
The company can handle from 100 kg up to more tons depending of the capacity of the clients
It is the easiest way because it combines two ways of transport which is Sea and Air, and it is a rapid service which also helps the clients because they don’t tired and they get their cargo in few days.
The Company has the agreement with Ethiopian Airline, but now it is discussing with RwandAir how they can work together and they meet the local Businesses of Rwanda and they discuss with them of how they can use Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority and it’s important.
Speaking to the Representative of Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority for the Great Lakes Region Mr. Hassan Robleh Mahamoud who attend the 25th Rwanda International Trade Fair in Rwanda, He said that they are targeting more client in East Africa Region Especially in Rwanda because they discuss with RwandAir how to partner and they meet the local businesses to explain them the important of using the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority.
Mr. Hassan Robleh Mahamoud the Representative of Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority for the Great Lakes Region
Mr. Hassan continue saying that they attend the 25th Rwanda International Trade Fair in order to show Rwandas how the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority works so that they can know more about it and they expect more clients from Rwanda and the region after this 25th Rwanda International Trade Fair.