Ethiopia's Bazra Motors has signed a deal with the Russia-based Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant (UAZ) to establish a car assembly plant in Ethiopia. The plant will be located in the city of Kombolcha.
Bazra Motors and UAZ have agreed to jointly set up a vehicle assembling and maintenance plant, following the visit of UAZ representatives to Ethiopia last week.
The Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa stated a delegation from UAZ "visited Ethiopia on April 21- 26" and it "held negotiations with the leadership of the Ethiopian company Bazra Motors."
As per the agreement entered, a plant to manufacture a "wide range of UAZ vehicles on the basis of Bazra Motors production facilities in the city of Kombolca, Amhara [regional state]" will be established.
Source: The Ethiopian Herald