Midvaal Local Municipality hosted a delegation from City of Taizhou (China) led by Ms Shen Wanru on 17 August 2017. The City of Taizhou and Midvaal Local Municipality have a Sister-City relationship. This was the City of Taizhou’s second visit to Midvaal after the Executive Mayor Councillor Bongani Baloyi’s visit to Taizhou in 2012.
The purpose of the Sister-City agreement is to offer mutual support to amongst others open and pursue development (business establishment) and job opportunities.
City of Taizhou officials were taken on a tour to Heineken SA brewery and later to New Hope (Animal Feed Company based in Midvaal). The Chinese consortium expressed interest in agricultural development ranging from poultry, animal food processing and barley/hops processing. These opportunities will be followed up and progress will be reported.