Tarek Ali, enterprise improvement manager-worldwide markets, Omanexpo, stated, “We are delighted with the positive response to Infra East Africa Expo and East Africa Utilities Expo 2018, which attracted 600 qualified visitors to the exhibition and 200 delegates to the conference. The conference, which included interactive panel sessions on trends, challenges and opportunities in East Africa’s waste management sector, sustainable growth, interconnecting East Africa’s power grids, perspectives on the right energy mix for East Africa’s future, elicited active participation from the audience.”
Infra East Africa Expo and East Africa Utilities Expo and Conference was formally opened by Mohammed Elmi, chief administrative secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya, and was nicely-attended by officials and members of the Ministry, National Construction Authority (NCA), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), and Town & County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK).
An exhibition of 40 organizations from China, Egypt, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Uganda and the UAE leveraged this platform to market their items and solutions to an emerging marketplace whilst forging new enterprise relationships and expanding their markets. Enhancing the shows’ worth was the hosted buyers’ programme, which helped connect 100 organizations to targeted and certified purchasers.
The shows construct on a good sentiment of budding building and utilities sectors sustained by wholesome financial indicators and the prospect of billions of dollars’ worth of pipelined projects on the horizon.
According to reports, a total of US$56.8bn worth of independent energy plants (IPP), water and sewerage projects are anticipated to be executed among 2018 and 2028. Transport infrastructure and building projects are estimated to attain US$77.5bn till 2022.
“We see the rapid development of these sectors and the industry’s enthusiastic response to these developments as a good sign that we are on the right track. We are pleased to say that we have already scheduled the next edition for October 2019, and are encouraged by the interest expressed to take part again,” added Ali.
The shows have been held beneath the patronage of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, the Embassy of Kenya and supported by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (Kenya), Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), KenInvest, Kenya Green Building Society, National Construction Authority and TCPAK.
Information Source: Muscat Daily