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East & Central Africa’s Leading Transport Summit Returns to Dar Es Salaam to Promote Sustainable Transport Networks in the Region

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, June 09, 2016 --( Regional and international stakeholders for East and Central Africa's transport infrastructure sector will be gathering once again at the 7th East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 2016 to be held on September 27-28 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

This seventh Summit will bring together government authorities, railway operators, highways authorities, major end users and international investors to discuss the current pipeline of projects in the two regions, mobilise investment in this sector, identify bankable projects, promote public-private partnership, fast track key enabling frameworks, and evaluate the latest technical expertise and technologies critical to supporting the booming economies in this rapidly developing corner of Africa.

Roads & Rail 2016 will provide fresh updates on the major infrastructure projects in the East and Central African region: the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project; the Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati (DIKKM) Railway project; the Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project; and the latest developments on other major projects in the East African Rail Corridor and Central Corridor Tanzania.

Industry experts will also share their insights on investment risks, bankability, PPPs, supply and demand outlook of raw materials plus important ground issues such as maintenance, planning, procurement, security and the use of latest technologies to ensure a seamless transport network.

The two-day event will also showcase on-site exhibitions including the latest technological innovations from control and communications experts 4Tel, roadmarking specialists HOFMANN, and electro-mechanical providers ACTOM.

Andrie Stewart, 4Tel's General Manager of African Operations, said: "With the resurgence of interest in modernizing rail operations across Africa, the 4Tel team is looking forward to sharing our lessons and successes from the Australian NSW Country Regional Network and how they could be applied in Central and East Africa. 4Tel has been able to increase safety and efficiency of remote train operations by 75%, and reduce maintenance costs by over 90%. We are looking forward to discussing these strategies in Roads & Rail 2016."

HOFMANN's Director Sales & Marketing, Torsten Pape, added: "Germany-based HOFMANN company has been working for almost 70 years on world market manufacturing automated road marking technology. It could be said we make the line. For decades we strive to improve road safety around the world with our products, techniques and innovations driven by a highly motivated team. For years, our particular concern has been to promote possible improvements with regard to road safety and ultimately the protection of human life. One focus of our participation in the 7th Roads & Rail 2016 is to implement successfully, more and more, our trend-setting developments relating to traffic safety in the countries throughout the African continent."

The 7th East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 2016 is proudly endorsed by the Tanzania Ministry of Transport and supported by the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI).

The CEO of the conference-organizing company Magenta Global Pte Ltd, Singapore, Maggie Tan, noted: “According to World Bank estimates, Africa needs to spend $38 billion more each year on infrastructure plus a further $37 billion on operations and maintenance just to sustain its current level of development. The operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of East and Central Africa's transport infrastructure is therefore a top priority. This Summit will facilitate the exchange of fresh information, present new projects, hear from case studies and engage industry stakeholders on viable project models for sustainable development of the transport infrastructure in East and Central Africa.” Ms Tan encouraged all companies and organizations to contribute to the development of this sector by being part of this key event.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro.

Contact Jose at +65 6391 2535 or email to register or to request more information.
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