TRADE MISSION TO MADAGASCAR December 2, 2008Posted by sdaco3 in Business in Africa, Commercial Financial Investment, Trade, Trade in Africa.
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THIS MISSION WILL FOCUS ON MINING, OIL & GAS, AGRICULTURE, TOURISM AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Participants will have an opportunity to present during the first day and see presentations from these sectors. Thereafter, there will be individual desks for one-on-one discussion supported by a translator; continuing into the second day.
The third day will be open for familiarisation and local interaction, along with any follow-ups from the presentations.
The fourth day will depart for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) viewing the deep water port and
prospects in developing an Oil Service Centre. Returning the fifth day to Antananarivo along with final meetings in the capital. Depart the sixth day.
Pre-Mission coverage will be undertaken in the local press and participants will have the opportunity to be presented on the local TV channel and respond to press interviews.
Further presentation will be made for the VIMA-SSABE TRADE CENTRE based in Antananarivo, where subscribers will have the opportunity to be fully represented in the region.
The VIMA-SSABE TRADE CENTRE will focus on these three sectors, Mining, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure; offering a walk-in facility where enquiries can be handled, translated and developed without having the difficulty of trying to do business from a few thousand kilometres off, let alone the translations and lost-in-space communications.
Sub representation will be undertaken in Tourism and Agriculture
Log this early warning now, before the end of year shut down, let SSABE know of your interest to participate. SSABE will confirm all the details on return to business, the second week in January.
Madagascar is projecting a 7% growth rate for 2009. Mining prospects are underway in various zones and a range of minerals – sands – bauxite – nickel – gold – semi-precious stones – uranium – iron ore – copper – coal.
Oil exploration covers the entire East Coast and primarily in the Ravuma Basin/Majunga Basin, being an area from Northern Mozambique to Mombassa and across to Madagascar. Positive developments have been forthcoming with the Bitumen Sands project and the Ravuma/Mtware Gas project already underway.
Agriculture is a primary target of the government with prospects in establishing the full range of services from cold rooms, processing, warehousing, mini hydroelectric plants,abattoirs,mariculture, floriculture, developing into EU export markets.
Tourism is a boom industry and excellent incentives are available. The Movie Madagascar helped create a positive awareness and this month the sequel was released as a box office hit.
Infrastructure has been top of the donor agenda since 2001, with surfaced and rural roads all being rehabilitated, along with airports, ports, towns and urban services. Hydroelectric prospects are healthy, with some 18 IPP’s already established (Independent Power Producers). Don’t miss this opportunity to create a work zone in this, great locality on the continent.
TO CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION TO (SSABE) SUB SAHARA BUILT ENVIRONMENT BEFORE SHUTDOWN WITH FURTHER DETAIL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR
Paul S Rogers
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