German carmaker Volkswagen to start a world first pilot project in Rwanda

Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Enlarge image Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand (© picture alliance / dpa) For the first time a world brand opted for Rwanda as investment location. The German Volkswagen company, the world’s biggest car manufacturer, will open a base in Rwanda. And what is even more interesting for Kigali: The Germans are talking high tech. It is not so much about a manufacturing site, but Rwanda will act as a testing ground for a new mobility concept combining car sharing and internet based logistics – a first world wide.

President Kagame with the Volkswagen delegation and the German Ambassador Enlarge image President Kagame with the Chairman of Volkswagen, Dr Herbert Diess (second left), Thomas Schafer, chief executive of Volkswagen South Africa (second right), German Ambassador to Rwanda Peter Woeste (L) and Francis Gatare, chief executive of Rwanda Development Board in Kigali yesterday at Village Urugwiro (© The New Times / Timothy Kisambira) Find below the link to the full article on the Rwanda New Times