Scania AB a major Swedish automobile manufacturer is in Rwanda on a fact finding tour to acquaint themselves with available investment opportunities especially under transport sector.

This Swedish company sent a team of experts on Monday to start a three-day tour and have already held discussions with Infrastructure Ministry, City of Kigali and Environment ministry.

“Scania Group experts started a three-day visit in Rwanda to explore the opportunities to invest in sustainable public transport solutions in City of Kigali. They had a fruitful meeting with Infrastructure Minister Claver Gatete and other senior officials,” the Ministry said.

On Tuesday, the team also met with Dr. Vincent Biruta the Minister of Environment together with Faustin Munyazikwiye Deputy Director General of Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA).

“We discussed investment opportunities in sustainable public transport and waste management in the City of Kigali,” said Munyazikwiye.

Environment Minister Dr. Vincent Biruta (centre grey suit) in a moment with Scania Group Team in Kigali, Rwanda/ Sept-3rd

Scania valued at $10.5 billion is a Swedish based leading manufacturer of diesel engines for heavy vehicles as well as marine and general industrial applications.

This company also says it is a leading supplier of sustainable transport solutions and services, engines for industrial and marine applications, and power generation.

Kigali city which has projected itself as a green city has always been stuck with garbage but may get a break through with a deal with Scania on how to effectively turn garbage into energy.

Scania has recently developed a gas engine for power generation can use a completely natural, sustainable and renewable fuel source – your waste.

This Swedish manufacturer says the most cost-efficient and sustainable production comes from a mixture of gases created by the breakdown of organic matters in liquid waste, sewage sludge and food waste.

“Early adopters of the biogas engine will include customers who are looking for power generation and who have agricultural or municipal waste in their industries. As a result they will obtain “biogas for free, so they can create their own power,” says Hans Petersson, Global Product Manager Power Generation, Scania Engines.

The Express News

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