High-ranking diplomats from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia officially visited Meatco’s Windhoek Abattoir on 23 August 2016 to familiarise themselves with the business and its foreign trade channels.
The visit highlighted possible future business prospects between the two countries, since imports from countries like New Zealand and Australia cannot provide enough meat for Indonesia’s population of 250 million people. Consequently, thanks to Meatco’s high quality beef, the possibility of trade negotiations for export to that country may be considered in future.
On behalf of the delegation and the Republic of Indonesia, Ambassador Eddy Basuki expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to visit Namibia’s leading meat processing entity, adding that his country is more than happy to consider Meatco for the possibility of future co-operation.
The group also undertook a tour of the plant to experience operations first-hand and to gain a thorough understanding of operations at the plant.
To conclude the visit, Senior Manager: Stakeholder Relations Lapitomhinda Hashingola presented a business overview of Meatco followed by a question and answer session for in-depth deliberations with the delegation.
LTR- Counsellor, Pramudya Sulaksono, Ambassador, Eddy Basuki and Economic Section, Ceria Beslit during their visit to Meatco, for a tour of the Windhoek plant.
LTR- Foreman, Kaivala Tjikuvi, Counsellor, Pramudya Sulaksono, Superintendent: Deboning, Ashikuni Mathias, Ambassador, Eddy Basuki and Economic Section, Ceria Beslit before the plant tour.
The delegation going through the different sections of the Windhoek Abattoir.