Uganda and Ethiopia will work together on building.

Posted on :Wednesday , 25th May 2022

Partnerships and exchange of information and skills, according to Ethiopian Ambassador to Uganda Alemtsehay Meseret, would assist enhance the building sector.


Engineers in Uganda and Ethiopia have launched a collaboration to promote the building sector in both countries in order to improve profitability and efficiency.


The two nations will share information, experience, and expertise in the field under the terms of the agreement. The Ethiopian Embassy and the Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors announced this at a virtual session (UNABCEC).


Experts from both nations addressed how to best tap into East Africa's building sector through collaborations during the event.


Partnerships and the exchange of information and skills, according to Ethiopian Ambassador to Uganda Alemtsehay Meseret, would assist enhance the building sector.


'In the last few years, Ethiopia has begun on massive building projects, notably the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), for which the construction sector has progressed successfully and equipped local enterprises with expertise, financing, and experience,' the ambassador added.


'In this sense, local enterprises in Ethiopia and Uganda, as well as other companies in East Africa, should pool their knowledge, skills, and resources in order to compete in the area and beyond,' she added.


The seminar's subject was 'Building Capacity via Partnership to Enhance Regional Competitiveness.' Mr. James Olonya, President of UNABCEC, noted that collaborations play a significant role in achieving infrastructure progress.


'Partnership and consolidation in the construction sector play a critical role in realising national priorities such as industrialization for equitable growth and sustainable wealth creation, as well as boosting local contractors to be competitive in the area,' Mr. Olonya added.


Mr. Michael Moses Odongo, the commissioner of construction standards quality management at Uganda's Ministry of Works and Transport, stated that the construction sector is a big business in Uganda and that such a platform is important to create partnerships, look into opportunities in the region, and make the sector deliver better.


According to Mr. Esaw Maza, head of business development affairs at Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation, the agreements would enable East Africa to compete both regionally and internationally. 'East African construction enterprises demand strong partnerships to improve capacity and boost regional competitiveness,' he added.


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