Ethiopian Construction Contractors Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Construction has said that they are working to create a market opportunity for local contractors to empower them to become economically and technically strong to be competitive in the sector.
Opening the 13th International Construction Exhibition Minister Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen said that the Ministry has made notable improvements in the sector by creating conducive work environment through facilitating infrastructure, providing modern technologies and benefiting investors through various incentives.
Ethiopian Construction Contractors Association Chairperson Eng. Abera Bekele said that the exhibition will play significant role in sharing experiences with companies equipped with advanced construction technologies.
He also said that his Association has been empowering sector stakeholders, governmental organizations, private owners, small and micro institutions and others through providing access to information on sector opportunities and service providers.
The construction sector has a great role in enhancing nation’s industrial-transformation, he said adding every stakeholders ought to participate consciously in the exhibition to replicate the success of international organizations.
Some 166 local and international construction companies are taking part in the five-day exhibition.
Therefore, he said, considerable numbers of contractors have joined the sector with a huge capital and technological know-how.
The exhibition would help local contractors to meet foreign counterparts, promote their products and service, create link and also draw lessons, he said.
The exhibition will also enable international contractors to explore opportunities to invest in Ethiopia, according to Dr. Ambachew.