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Hot off the press … African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2016 sales brochure

The African construction industry is the vital foundation necessary to support the continent's infrastructural development requirements. The outlook for Africa’s concrete and cement sector in particular is promising, given the strong economic outlook, long-term demographic growth and rising urbanisation, all of which is boosting demand for cement and concrete.

As the industry continues to evolve, so do the opportunities at Africa’s leading construction and concrete events. The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo taking place 9 – 11 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa is the definitive platform to showcase your solutions, increase brand awareness, engage with key decision makers and position yourselves as the industry leader.  Download the 2016 sales brochure for the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo to see what opportunities there are for you to stake a claim in Africa's burgeoning cement, construction and concrete industries.

Whether you’re an industry titan or an adventurous new entrant, African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo can offer you a host of flexible opportunities to boost your bottom line, ranging from traditional exhibition booth space, to branding power and non-traditional showcases.

Here is what some of our past participants had to say:

"Thanks to everyone on the team at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo ... It was a very successful show for us where we made a number of high quality new contacts and reinvigorated old relationships. Most beneficial for us were the direct introductions to specific people in various governmental and business organisations. Your team was professional throughout and we look forward to continuing, and even expanding, our relationship with your events in the future"

Michael Canfield, Communications Director, The Gauteng Asphalt Group of Companies, South Africa

“Well done on organising another successful expo.”

Paimaan Byron, Structural Engineer, National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), South Africa

For a tailor made package of how you can get involved at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo contact Marcel du Toit on +27 21 700 4300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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FAW is a silver sponsor for African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2016

FAW is a silver sponsor for African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2016. Africa's leading construction, concrete and cement show is honoured to be associated with FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) Ltd first established a presence in South Africa in 1994 and both the FAW brand and the company have become firmly entrenched in the highly competitive vehicle industry locally.

Honouring its commitment to its customers, a state-of-the-art FAW assembly plant was completed in July 2014 at the Coega IDZ in the Eastern Cape. FAW Vehicle Manufacturers is dedicated to offering vehicles, which are engineered, developed and rigorously tested to meet the harsh operating conditions in Africa. The arrival of FAW in the Eastern Cape region adds yet another blue-chip automobile company in the province.

FAW’s decision to build the plant in South Africa is significant as it is one of the most important investments made by a Chinese entity in South Africa. The total investment has been financed by FAW China and the China-Africa Development Fund (CAD-Fund).

FAW SA has established itself as a leader amongst the manufacturers and importers of Chinese-origin vehicles in the local commercial truck market. The FAW brand and its commercial vehicle and passenger car products epitomize the company’s legendary ethos of producing good quality vehicles, easy-to-operate, easy-to-maintain and highly efficient in all aspects, with reliability and cost-of-ownership the top priorities.

Visit FAW at booth 018 at African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, 10 - 11 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Information from this article was taken from: www.faw.co.za/images/media/Newsletter1.pdf

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Gabon signs loan accords on two infrastructure projects for $200m

Gabon has signed agreements with the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) for loans on two major infrastructure projects totalling more than $200 million, the presidency said on Sunday.

The accords, signed on Friday, put up 51.6 billion CFA francs ($86 million) for the construction of a port in Owendo, close to the capital, jointly owned with Singapore-listed agricultural products group Olam International .

"This port must assert itself as a major actor in the primary sector of Gabon," read the presidency's statement. "(It) will improve the competitiveness of the country."

The port is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2016.
A second agreement contributed an additional 75.6 billion CFA francs ($126 million) of financing to construct a major highway connecting Libreville with towns in the rest of the country, expected to be completed at the end of 2016.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde was in Cameroon last week, where she called for the six countries in the CEMAC bloc, which includes Gabon, to improve regional trade, which currently stands at 5% of formal trade.

Poor infrastructure has traditionally been a major hindrance to regional trade and highways connect only two of the six capitals included in the zone.

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Construction of new capital in Egypt takes new dimension

Plans to construct a new capital in Cairo, Egypt, have assumed a new dimension after the Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly announced that government will be taking charge of its construction after failing to close a deal with the UAE investor meant to lead a project.

Built to escape Cairo’s overcrowding and pollution, the new administrative capital was expected to cost a total $300 billion and feature an airport larger than London’s Heathrow and a building taller than Paris’ Eiffel Tower.

The mega-project was unveiled in March at the Sharm el-Sheikh economic summit, where President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi urged foreign investors to help Egypt recover from the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

Mohamed Alabbar, the UAE property tycoon who helped develop Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, would not be the lead partner in the venture due to disagreements on the finances.

Instead, the government will set up a wholly owned company to lead the venture and allocate specific projects to private developers from the Gulf and elsewhere, which may include Alabbar’s Capital City Partners.

Gulf states have showered Egypt with billions of dollars in aid since Sisi removed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammad Morsi from the presidency in mid-2013 following mass protests.

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