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CAIRO – 30 May 2017: A delegation of Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) left for Cairo Tuesday to sign off a big import deal with Mansour Automotive Group, Egypt's Ambassador to Ghana Mohamed Haidar stated.
The deal consists of exporting 200 buses (33 passengers), 500 mini buses (14-16), 150 Chevrolet Cobalt cars and 50 Chevrolet Spark cars to Ghana.
The aspects of the deal, including maintenance, training and provision of spare parts have been settled, Haidar said, adding that the agreement reflects a big confidence in Egyptian products and opens a path for it in Ghana markets.
The deal follows a previous arrangement in November 2016, where Mansour group exported 100 buses and 250 cars to Ghana.
"This deal will have a positive influence on supporting Egyptian exports and enhancing bilateral trade between the two countries," the ambassador said in the statement, adding that the embassy has followed the communications and negotiations in a framework of economic diplomacy.
General Motors (GM), in collaboration with Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles Co (MCV) had also finalized an agreement in December 2016 to produce and export mini buses to Ghana, in addition to exporting local spare parts to Vietnam and South Africa.