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DIFTZ welcomes its 103rd and 104th company

DIFTZ welcomes its 103rd and 104th company

An important signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, Nov, 18th in Djibouti International Free Trade Zone, in the presence of the Chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, Mr. Aboubaker Omar Hadi. The ceremony was on the investment agreement of two international groups, the Docon Heath Group and the Trans Africa. These two companies are the 103rd and 104th to operate from the new Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ).

The Docon Heath Group, specialized in the production and distribution of Personal Protective Equipment including masks and other medical equipment, will produce in DIFTZ up to 300,000 pieces per day in a first phase and will create up to 40 to 60 direct jobs and more 200 indirect jobs. Once the second phase is operational, this company will create up to 200 to 300 direct jobs and more than 1,000 indirect jobs. In addition, the products will be exported to the region with the “Made in Djibouti” brand.

A major distributor of tobacco products, the Trans Africa Company will make of Djibouti its distribution hub for the continent.

In a brief address to the press, the President of the Ports and Free Zones Authority of Djibouti emphasized the importance of these investments in terms of job creation, which are in line with the policy of the President of the Republic, to make Djibouti a trade and logistics hub for the region and the world.

Since its creation, DIFTZ has generated more than 1,000 direct jobs and more than 5,000 indirect jobs.