PUBLISHED ON September 15th, 2014

East Africa’s port expansion industry event to include speakers from East African community and Lapsset

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, September 10, 2014 / — With the growth of African economies, the importance of ports as exit and entry points for commodities that are stimulating economic growth in the region is also rising. East African countries are undertaking port projects amounting to over US$23 billion allocated to new port developments, terminal infrastructure upgrades, and improving port procedures to meet the growing cargo needs.

Presentations will be delivered by senior officials including Dr Enos Bukuku, Deputy Secretary General – Planning and Infrastructure, East African Community, Tanzania; Tau Morwe, CEO, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa; Sylvester Kasuku, Director General/CEO, Lamu Ports-South Sudan-Ethiopia (LAPSSET), Kenya; Fernando Couto, CEO, Port Nacala, Mozambique; and Tim Vancampen, CEO, Madagascar International Container Terminal Services, Madagascar, who will give insights into current and future port projects in their respective countries.

“We’re witnessing an exciting and rapidly developing time for the port sector in East Africa,” says Tanatsiwa Mabeza, Conference Producer, IQPC South Africa. “It’s imperative that leading authorities, consultants, contractors and suppliers come together to discuss advanced engineering strategies that will support the government’s vision to transform East Africa into a global shipping hub.”

An exclusive workshop on Doing Business in East Africa will be facilitated by Daniel Machemba, Executive Director-Secretary, Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, and Alex Kabuga, CEO, Kenya Trade Network Agency, Kenya to provide an understanding of the business environment in the region.

Source URL: World News Report

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