Vietnam, Ghana airport projects to join conference
Dubai, August 17, 2011
Business opportunities to develop Vietnamese and Ghanaian airport infrastructure will be discussed at the Emerging Markets Airport Suppliers Conference (EMASC 2011) to be held in Dubai.
The conference, which is scheduled to be held on December 11 and 12, at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, will focus on the major airport projects under construction and expansion in the Emerging Markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe a statement said..
It will also provide updates on new solutions and technologies available in the market for efficiency, safety, speed and comfort in airports.
Emerging Markets have allocated $150 billion for airport development projects over the next few years.
Huv Cuong, director of air transport, Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority, will discuss the country’s programme for airport expansion and improvement that will see ten international airports operating in the country by 2020, it said.
Vietnam has recently approved the plan for Long Thanh International Airport (LTIA) project which will gradually replace the existing Tan Son Nhat to become Vietnam’s biggest international airport and one of the regional hubs for international airlines.
The three-phased airport project, with estimated investment cost of $6.05 billion in the first phase, is attracting great foreign investors and suppliers attention.
Doreen Owusu Fianko, managing director of Ghana Airports Company will speak about the Ghanaian government’s plan to spend $50.9 million for the third phase of the Kotoka International Airport rehabilitation project.
“The presentations by Vietnamese and Ghanaian airport authorities, will provide an overview of business opportunities available at the airports in these countries, assess challenges, and obstacles, with a view to mitigating them, leading to business opportunities for all,” said Raj Menon, general manager of Arabian Reach.
Emasc 2011 is supported by Gate (German Airport Technology & Equipment), King Abdul Aziz International Airport, TAV Airports, Iraq Aerospace Group (IAG), 'Airport' Association of CIS Civil Aviation, and Galg (Green Aviation and Logistics Group), it said.
Arabian Reach, together with co-hosts Media Sultan Communications, are the organizers of the event. – TradeArabia News Service