ADDIS TO HOST LARGEST BUILDING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPO IN EAST AFRICA

ADDIS ABABA, May 3 (NNN-ENA) — Ethiopia will host East Africa’s largest building and construction industry trade exhibition this weekend, according to the organizers, Expogroup Company.

The exhibition that will take place here from Friday to Sunday and is expected to attract exhibitors from 22 countries and visitors from 11 African nations.

Expogroup Exhibitions Manager Neville Trindade said here Monday that the trade attendees would be able to choose from about 14.3 million business prospects with over 10,000 products, equipment and machinery on display.

“Over the years, we have grown to cater to the demands not just of the Ethiopian market, but of the East African region as a whole. This mega expo is the ideal forum for international players to showcase their products and services to the huge market in Africa,” he added.

This year will witness a 25 per cent increase in the participation of Ethiopian companies and an expansion of the exhibition area to 10,000 square metres.

The organizers noted that the value of Ethiopia’s infrastructure and construction industry was expected to double between 2016 and 2020. Already, there has been a spike in demand for building materials and machinery.

SOURCE: NAM NEWS NETWORK