NAIROBI, Nov.4 (Xinhua) -- Kenya is seeking to enhance its cooperation with China in the area of port management in order to boost its international trade, an official said on Monday.
Daniel Manduku, the managing director of Kenya Ports Authority, told Xinhua in Nairobi that Kenya is keen to tap into the extensive experience of the Asian nation in order to become a gateway for East and Central Africa.
"Kenya expects to gain from the vast Chinese knowledge through technology transfer to enhance the efficiency of its port operations," Manduku said.
He added that seaports are strategic assets that could help improve the economic growth and development of a country. They are key determinants of the attractiveness of the country to both local and foreign investors.
He added that Kenya already has a number of special economic zones and export processing zones where Chinese industries can set up joint ventures with local counterparts.
"Through partnering with China we can be able to boost our industrialization drive especially if we develop innovative products that can be exported to the huge Chinese market," Manduku said.