Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) has said building a huge base of industrial skills may make Tanzania a preferred investment destination by investors. This was said by the EPZA Director General Col (rtd) Joseph Simbakalia when addressing a delegation of senior lecturers from 16 Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutes from Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya participating in the Eastern Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) funded by the World Bank. "Investors across the world are like the flying birds because they always go where there is friendly environment to support their businesses," he told the academicians during their tour at the Benjamin William Mkapa Special Economic Zones in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. He said Tanzania and the rest in the continent have almost everything needed by investors' namely abundant raw materials and energy sources, enough land and huge market but lack of quality demand-driven industrial skills is a shortfall that impedes the flow of investment. He challenged the academicians and their institutes to focus on nurturing skilled labors that are much needed by industrial investors from different parts of the world.