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BUILDEXPO Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in construction machinery, building material machines, mining, construction vehicles and construction equipment. Earlier this month Expogroup announced the launch of BUILDEXPO in Rwanda and Ethiopia on the occasion of their 20th anniversary in Africa. The events are scheduled for May 2017 in Ethiopia and July 2017 in Rwanda. Expogroup says that the first event in Rwanda and Ethiopia are expected to attract over 150+ exhibitors from over 27 countries. The expo will have a focus across the construction equipment, building materials machinery and mining equipment sectors. Visitors are expected to be drawn from neighboring African countries.

Readmore..... Saturday, 22 October 2016 06:29

Hilton Worldwide to construct a hotel in Nigerian capital Lagos

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Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with a Nigerian firm, Quality Inspection & Testing Services Limited (QUITS), to open a 350-guestroom and suite hotel in Nigerian capital Lagos.

The hotel will be constructed at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

The agreement, which was signed at AHIF 2016 in Rwanda, is set to open in 2023 and joins Hilton’s growing African portfolio of more than 80 properties trading or in the development pipeline, which will see Hilton more than double its presence across Africa in the next three to five years, said the hotel group in a statement yesterday.

Readmore..... Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:01

Construction of Sierra Leone’s Mamamah Airport to start December

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The construction of a long awaited Leone’s Mamamah Airport is now set to kick off in December Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo has said.

Speaking during his country‘s 67th Independence celebration at the Embassy last week Zhao said that the current good working relationship with the county will continue despite the fact that he is going out now.

Readmore..... Monday, 10 October 2016 12:17

First electric railway in Africa launched

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The First Chinese-built railway line linking the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and the port of Djibouti has been formally inaugurated. Covering a total of 752-kilometer it is the first electric railway in Africa.

The railway which is expected to open more routes and also provide landlocked Ethiopia with a faster access to the port, and encourage industrialization along its route.

The First electric railway in Africa was commissioned after the Ethiopian military band set up the mood to usher in a fully-electric rail line in Africa.

It has been constructed by the China Railway Group and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

Readmore..... Friday, 07 October 2016 11:59

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