Tanzania's showplace of commerce, the Saba Saba Fair, continues to grow in importance. This year?
CU Sighot "Saba Saba"
LV PAN Fair
MV Mr. Osogo, Kenyan Minister of Commerce cuts tape to open fair
LV German Democratic Republic pavilion
MV Federal German Republic pavilion
MLV Australian ditto
MLV PAN People's Republic of China pavilion
MV Chinese vehicle on display
MCU Chinese radios on stand
SV TILT DOWN Tower with Kenya sign
LV Kenyan pavilion
MLV Yugoslav stand
MV Tanzania ditto
MV Italian pavilion PAN TO coach
MV Tanu pavilion
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Background: Tanzania's showplace of commerce, the Saba Saba Fair, continues to grow in importance. This year it has attracted participation from as for afield as Australia, The Chinese People's Republic, the United Arab Republic and several European countries.
The fair is one of the highlights of a week of celebrations marking the 17th anniversary of the country's ruling Tanganyika African National Union. And in keeping with the international flavour of the event, the fair was opened yesterday (Friday) by the Kenyan Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. James Osogo.
SYNOPSIS: The event ??? head of has described as Tanzania's she window to the world continues grow in importance. It's the Saba Fair just outside Dar-as-Salaam -- and this year it has attracted more foreign interest than ever.
In keeping with the international flavour of the event, the fair opened on Friday by Kenya's Mini of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Jama Osogo. The fair is one of the his lights of the celebrations marking the seventeenth anniversary of the ruling Tanganyika African National Union.
Europe is particularly well represented at the fair, with pavilion from East Germany.....
....and from West Germany. All together a dozen countries have pavilions on the site.
Exhibitors came from as far afield as Australia......
.....and from the Chinese People's Republic. The Chinese have already made a big impression in Tanzania with aid in constructing the railway to Zambia. Only last week, it was announced that the Tanzanians are hoping Chinese mining experts will also start operations in the country.
Besides the international pavilion there was a full display of Tanzanian products. And the very day the fair opened, Tanzanian industry received a boost as production started at the country's first rubber tyre factory -- a project representing investment of nearly four million pounds sterling (eleven million dollars). That's the kind of achievement Tanzania is proud to put on display at the Saba Saba fair.