Knowledge transfer is one of the real values of foreign investments

It’s sweet music to the ears that Volkswagen is considering to establish a local technical academy with other German companies to enhance knowledge transfer. Hopefully, this too will be pursued and become a reality to empower our own young Rwandans to tap into.
A Volkswagen Passat, one of the VW series in a manufacturing plant. The German carmaker will soon set up an assembly plant in Rwanda. (Net photo)
A Volkswagen Passat, one of the VW series in a manufacturing plant. The German carmaker will soon set up an assembly plant in Rwanda. (Net photo)

Editor,

RE:“The MoU with carmaker Volkswagen is historic” (The New Times, December 22).

It’s sweet music to the ears that Volkswagen is considering to establish a local technical academy with other German companies to enhance knowledge transfer. Hopefully, this too will be pursued and become a reality to empower our own young Rwandans to tap into.

Knowledge transfer is one of the real value of foreign investments in the country. Kudos to RDB and team!

The term “German engineering” has been talked about for years with hallowed tones. BMW, Porches, Mercedes and Audi are examples of cars known for this. 

But this is not only limited to car engineering but as a whole to machinery and industrial equipment. There is Siemens in energy and health care. Bosch for power tools and accessories, Krupp for coffee makers, BasF for chemicals...

Studying engineering in a German university is a dream itself. Their superior weapons during the World Wars were a force to reckon with.

Kigali Girl

 

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