Khartoum State is one of Sudan's twenty-six states and is situated at the centre where, Khartoum, the federal capital, is located.
. The total area of the state is 22,000 square kilometers.
. Its population is about five million inhabitants.
. The annual average rainfall is 150mm from July 15th To October 15th.
. The White Nile, the Blue Nile and underground water constitutes the main water sources.
. The fertile cultivable land is extended along the White Nile, the Blue Nile and the River Nile banks.
. The Khartoum State is also home to huge animal wealth.
. Rich sites for mineral resources are on the northern and southern parts of the state.
. Services and infrastructure are also available-
. The Khartoum State is the main commercial centre in Sudan.
. Many specialized research centres are available in the state.
Investment in the Khartoum State is enhanced by the various steps taken, including:-
. Adherence to economic liberalization policy;
. Continuation of privatization policy;
. Sudan's participation in various international and regional investment guarantee institutions;
. Establishment of a stock market;
. Amendment of customs and taxation rates;
. The most flexible procedure for imports and exports;
. Stability of the Sudanese Dinar against other currencies;
. The considerable widening of the umbrella of investment activities all over the country in addition to the very stable and secure environment.
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FOR INVESTMENT
To obtain a licence for a project covered by the Encouragement of Investment Act, investors are requested to note the following procedures:
. Submit a written application to the Director General, General Administration for Investment, with the feasibility study of the project and the certificate or contract establishing the company (in the case of companies).
. Fill in the "Project Form",
. Obtain the initial approval for the project.
. Register a Trade Name or Trade Mark for the project.
. Obtain a License for the project.
Procedures to Enjoy Customs Privileges:
To enjoy customs privileges outlined in the Encouragement of Investment Act, investors are requested to submit a full list of the imported component of the project (list of imported items must be included in the project license).
The list of imported items is to be submitted to ihe Director General, General Administration for investment, along with other necessary documents.
INVESTMENT IN THE FIELD OF ECONOMIC SERVICES:
Investment opportunities in the field of economic services in the Stale of Khartoum appears as a natural outcome of the progress achieved in areas of industry and agriculture. This was made possible in light of the increasing population in the state and the rising demand for necessary services.
. The ever increasing population of the capital and the resultant demand for more services.
. The current developments in industrial and agricultural projects in the capital gave way lo the growth of accompanying services.
. The substantial facilities accorded to investors in the fields of economic services vide the Encouragement of Investment Act of 1999.
. The availability of attractive tourist sites.
Investment Opportunities in Economic Services:
. Basic services (Education, Health etc);
. Agricultural and Veterinary fields;
. Infrastructure (construction of roads, bridges, communication etc);
. Tourism and Hotels;
. Transportation Services;
. Consultancy Services;
. Housing and Construction;
. Information Technology
Investment in the Agricultural Sector:
Khartoum State is characterized by its huge agricultural potentialities, where cultivable land extends along the White Nile, the Blue Nile and the River Nile.
As a result of these potentialities, many mixed farms have been established under the public sector and other regional institutions e.g. the Arab Company for Agricultural Development. In addition to that, other major projects have also been established which cover thousand feddans of irrigated lands including the proposed Sondos Agricultural Project.
. Existence and availability of specialized consultative and agricultural centres.
. Availability and accessibility to various means of communication.
. Availability of different means of transportation.
. Availability of surface roads all over the state.
. Availability of tourist and hotel services.
. The country's target to double its agricultural exports capacity.
Agricultural Investment Opportunities:
. Production of field crops and green fodders.
. Production of vegetables, fruits and dates for export.
. Animal production in the field of poultry and cows fattening.
. Production of milk and its products, Breeding of domestic animals.
. Breeding of bees for honey production.
. Fish breeding and farming.
The vast areas for agricultural investment in Khartoum State reflects promising opportunities for investors as well as providing them with opportunities to start investment through rehabilitation of existing projects that may require the same.
Investment in the Industrial Sector:
Khartoum State has witnessed various patterns of industrial investment since independence with several multi-sector industrial areas.
Opportunities for further industrial investment with full guarantees capable of realizing comprehensive development in the industrial field are available.
. The rapid improvement in living standards.
. o The large market, local and in the neighbourhood of Sudan.
. o The rapid increase in the Khartoum State population.
. o Availability of skilled manpower.
. The arrangements undertaken by the government that correspond to the international economic changes in the light ofglobalization.
. The endeavors shown by Sudan to establish industrial areas provided with the necessary infrastructure that could help the investor to immediately start his targeted activity.
. The commencement of exportation of oil is a major development with positive spillover effects on all economic activities.
Investment Opportunities in the Industrial Sector include:
The Food Industry:
Development and improvement of canning industry and vegetables and fruit concentrates; improvement of dry food industry; milk industry and its products;
water bottling; development of infant food; meat processing; cold stores and ice-making factories.
Engineering and Metallic Industry:
Manufacturing the spare parts for production sectors; manufacturing of machines and agricultural and irrigation tools, manufacturing of hand tools; manufacturing of hotel and kitchen appliances; manufacturing of foundries and lathes; manufacturing of oil pipes.
Dry and liquid batteries: manufactured cleaners; production of concentrates of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Human and Veterinary Medicines:
Manufacturing of human and veterinary medicines (antibiotics, syrup etc.); intravenous solutions; medicated ointments; disposable syringes; medicated plastic bands; pressuring ribbons; medical muslins; handkerchiefs and flasks.
Electronic Industries; bicycles and motor-bikes; trucks, trailers and cars; diesel motors; power generators; solar and wind power generators; water pumps.
Building and Construction Materials
Gypsum Products; bricks; ceramics; sanitation equipment; cement and sand-based paint; decoration stones; isolating materials; all types of wires for construction (grated wire, fencing wire etc); locks and door handles; electronic equipment (bulbs, lamps etc); electric wires, connections and connection pipes; roofing material (metal); glass;
pre-fabricated buildings; paint components.
Printing plates; engineering sets; liquid glue; chalk
Colouring and painting of cloth; tapestry of fabrics for curtains and furniture; carpets; fishing nets; cotton spinning and knitwear; reprocessing of cotton yarn for the manufacture of spinning and knitwear; components of textile and spinning machines.
Paper, cartons; glass and plastic containers and covers; aluminum foil.
Hospital and Clinic Equipments:
Beds; operation tables; tools; laboratory equipments.
Clothing, balls, net etc.
Ready-Made Clothes, Shoes and Leather:
Stuffing materials; buttons, flyers and coloured ribbons; shoe soles, heels, laces, buckles ad adhesive materials; jewellery and ornaments.
Re-Processing of Industrial Residues
Furniture and Decoration Materials
Printing and Press Machinery
For details please contact:
Telephone No:00-249-l 1-783332/778673
Fax No: 00-249-11-778673