INFRASTRUCTURE GROWTH ESSENTIAL TO ENHANCE SUPPLY CHAINS IN AFRICA
Infrastructure growth that leads to new commerce and employment will enhance supply chains, and tech innovation will be key to reducing the cost of development in Africa said DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem during his meetings with three African heads of state in Dubai recently.
On the side lines of the Global Business Forum on Africa, Mr. Bin Sulayem met with President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Vice President of Ghana Mahamudu Bawumia to discuss Africa’s growing trade potential.
Mr. Bin Sulayem shed light on the company’s business plans for the continent, where its presence has grown from five to seven countries in the last two years, including Algeria, Egypt, Djibouti, Senegal, Mozambique, Rwanda and Somaliland.
DP World has partnered with local governments in all seven countries – developing trade infrastructure including ports, inland container depots (ICDs), customs processes and multimodal, seamless supply chains for ease of doing business. In Senegal, the company recently announced that it will build an integrated port, logistics and economic zone in Dakar for the creation of cargo and free movement of goods to support the country’s economic diversification, boosting non-resource exports.
5 November 2017