BUILD Africa Forum Opens In Congo

Congolese President N'Guesso speaks at the opening program

Congolese President N’Guesso speaks at the opening program

BUILD Africa , the continent’s premier international business and investment infrastructure forum opened today in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

For two days, the first edition of the forum will seek to provide a comprehensive response to the continent’s infrastructure deficit.

BUILD Africa was inaugurated by Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo.

The first edition of the forum was opened in the presence of over 700 international participants from 50 different countries, 10 ministers from across Africa and 80 international speakers

How to boost a sustainable development in Africa with new infrastructure?

Infrastructure development is a fundamental requirement for Africa to achieve its growth and development ambitions. In order to implement the projects that Africa needs, the BUILD Africa forum will address the main obstacles to infrastructure development in Africa: job creation, inclusive growth, innovative financing, sustainable development, innovation, and s regional integration, among others.

Bringing the global players of infrastructure

By bringing together more than 700 policy makers, investors, NGOs, operators, developers and infrastructure contractors from around the globe, in particular those from countries have reached emergence thanks to ambitious infrastructure plans. The forum will also stimulate dialogue and action between the global actors of development.

Increase the number of bankable projects across the continent

Other experts have joined the initiative as BUILD Africa’s partners: AfDB’s Africa50 fund, along with the World Bank have combined their expertise to develop innovative financial, technical and structural solutions to the infrastructure deficit in Africa.

Inaugurating the event President N’Guesso said: “Sustainable modernization in a country must be part of a comprehensive approach to infrastructure, taking into account its social, economic or environmental features. This is the most crucial requirement for infrastructure to become a powerful tool to untie Africa’s development potential ”

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