November 2018 \ Diaspora News \ DIASPORA IN BOTSWANA
Vice President Naidu opens Global Expo Botswana 2018

Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India and Botswana ...

With a population of barely 2.3 million, the need for skilled personnel is high in the country, explains Mr Vijay Naik, Managing Director at Flotek Pipes Tanks and Irrigation, who migrated from Surat in 1983. “We are probably the largest manufacturing company in private sector in Botswana. We manufacture pipes and tanks and fittings used in water projects, sanitation and agriculture. We need easier ways to receive work permits and resident permit for staff from India. Government is quite flexible but we hope that with the stronger links between the two countries and the official visit of Mr Venkaiah Naidu, doing business will be even easier,” Mr Naik said.

Another attractive aspect of investments in Botswana is that it offers immediate and duty-free and quota-free access to several key markets including the European Union and the Southern African Development Community, a group of 15 Southern African nations with a population of nearly 300 million and a combined GDP of nearly USD 600 billion.