Ethiopia’s largest annual exhibition in the construction sector kicked off in Addis Ababa on Friday.
The 8th edition of International Addis Build Construction, Construction Materials and Technologies Expo has brought local and international companies drawn from construction materials and technology equipments providers to contractors, according to the organizers Ladin Fair and Congress Organization Services and Ethel Advertising and Communication.
The four-day expo is attended by around 105 exhibitors from 12 countries including China, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, the United States and the host nation Ethiopia.
Argaw Asha, acting Executive Director of the Ethiopian Construction Project Management Institute, said the exhibition would play a big role in improving the East African country’s competence in the construction sector.
The event, among other things, is expected to help foster partnership among local and foreign companies in Ethiopia’s construction industry sector, the organizers said.
Haimanot Tesfaye, Managing Director of Ethel Advertising and Communication PLC, also said that the exhibition is aimed at bringing knowledge and technologies of transnational companies to Ethiopia.
Enhancing the capacity of local companies, encouraging new businesses to the sector, and introducing new technologies are also among the objectives of the expo, Tesfaye said.
Ethiopia, one of the fastest economies in the world registering a 10.9-percent economic growth during the recently concluded Ethiopian 2016-2017 fiscal year, has embarked on large-scale construction projects commissioned for both local and international companies. Enditem