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Korean Hyundai to Open Assembly Line in Khartoum

Panafrican News Agency, 19 October 2000

Khartoum, Sudan—South Korean car manufacturers Hyundai is to open an assembly line in Khartoum.

According to an agreement made public in Khartoum Thursday, Hafiz Barbari Incorporated will assemble and market the Hyundai 1500cc and 2000cc limousines in Sudan.

The cars would be assembled under the supervision of the emerging Sudanese Masters Technology or SMT, which has built a vast industrial complex, 50km south of Khartoum.

Hafiz Barabari manager, Kamil Barbari said the cars would be guaranteed for up to 20,000km or 12 months after sale.

He said the agreement with Hyundai also provides for the future manufacturing of Hyundai spare parts in Sudan.

British Land Rover and Bedford manufacturers have established assembly lines in Sudan since the 1970s.