Water and building exhibition slated for May 22-24Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction 2013, an international trade exhibition for the water and construction industry, has been slated for May 22 to 24, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The event, organised by Ace Event Management of the United Kingdom, is expected to be officially opened by the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr. Collins Dauda.

According to Mr. Isaac Dakwa, Director of Compass Ventures — local representatives of the Organisers, more than 70 international and local companies have already booked their booths for the prestigious event that has become a fixture in West Africa?s business calendar.

On the construction side, the exhibition will showcase machinery, tools and techniques for housing and social infrastructure. It aims to help those providing civil engineering and housing projects in West Africa to see new materials and machinery for use in construction and talk to experts on how best to use them.

The water section of the exhibition will offer exhibiters the opportunity to display their water supply and waste-water treatment products and services to key decisionmakers drawn from central and local Government, industry, agriculture, NGOs and other key players from the sub-region that are expected to attended the event.  

Participation in the Seminar Programme on the Water and Construction industries, which will be run in coordination with the relevant Government ministries and agencies, is free of charge.

The Seminar on Ghana?s Urban and Rural Water Challenges (for water and sanitation practitioners) will be on Wednesday May 22nd while the Seminar on Infrastructure Challenges for Ghana — for building and construction practitioners — will be on Thursday May 23rd.

The importance of this leading trade event to the country and the region can be gauged by the support and endorsement it receives from the  Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing; Ghana Water Company Limited; Water Resources Commission; Water Research Institute (CSIR); Community Water and Sanitation Agency; Ghana Institution of Engineers; Ghana Institute of Architects; Ghana Institution of Surveyors; Ghana Real Estate Developers Association; and the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana.

Officials of these bodies will be making presentations during the opening ceremony or the seminars that will accompany the first two days of the exhibition. The Exhibition is sponsored by Interplast, Nesstra Ghana and CFAO Equipment.

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