Sri Lankan construction companies participated at the 16th Ethio-Con International Construction Exhibition held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24-27 September, securing new business opportunities in the African continent.
The international exhibition which attracted over 125 African construction companies was inaugurated by Minister of Construction and Urban Development of Ethiopia Eng. Aisha Mohammed Mussa. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Minister highlighted that opportunities are vast for foreign construction firms in Ethiopia and Africa. She further stated that the Government of Ethiopia provides attractive incentives to foreign construction companies.
Addressing the inaugural session, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission, Sumith Dassanayake stated that Sri Lanka has a very strong construction industry.
Ambassador Sumith Dassanaayke also informed that the Sri Lankan construction companies have earned international reputation, especially in Europe and Asia. He invited African construction firms to have business partnerships with their Sri Lankan counterparts for mutual benefits.
A business delegation from Sri Lanka representing Saw Engineering Ltd., APS Lanka Ltd., and International Construction Consortium Ltd., etc. participated in the exhibition and they had successful business meetings with their Ethiopian and African counterparts.