Chinese firm aims to build “artificial hair hub” in Liberia

(Xinhua) — Liberian president George Weah has welcomed a visiting Chinese business delegation whose aim is to set up an artificial hair factory in the West African country.

A statement from the Liberian president’s office on Tuesday confirmed that Weah met with the Chinese business team late Monday.

The delegation, from central China’s Henan Ruimei artificial hair production firm, said it intends to use Liberia as a hub for artificial hair production in Africa.

The establishment of its factory in Liberia will create jobs for 3,000 to 5,000 local people within three years, according to the Chinese firm.

To start with, about 500 initial employees, mostly young women under 25, will be needed as initial workforce when production commences, the firm said.

The firm also said it will train 20 or more young Liberian women in China ahead of its operation in Liberia.

Weah commended the Chinese delegation for expressing interest to invest in the country.

He further thanked the delegation for the opportunity given to young Liberians to travel to China for skills acquisition in artificial hair production.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.