Marshalls is at the preliminary stages of the building of a world-class university on its 110-acre lakefront property at Akosombo. The Project is anticipated to become the finest knowledge hub in Africa and will host a grand, state-of-the-art silicon facility amongst other top-class structures on the premise. Dr. Tetteh Nettey therefore made the 8,000-mile journey to Colombia to solicit the finest expertise in construction and secure project partnerships for at least four major projects in Ghana.
This year’s event, dubbed ExpoCAMACOL 2016, hosted more than 2,000 professionals across the world in different fields of construction. Amongst the participants were industrials, designers, consultants and students in related fields. Items exhibited were architectural firms, ceramics, faucets, marbles, faucets and much more for construction of mines, transport systems [such as roads and rails], and buildings.
This year, Portugal addressed the Fair as guest country, showing what it has on offer for the Colombian market. It was the first time A1-V2, a leading Portuguese infrastructural brand, was arriving in Latin-America. Head of the subsidiary in Colombia, Serafim Cardoso, revealed that his outfit was looking forward to forging partnerships with companies, which needed technology in ports and railways. Other debutants in the Construction industry in attendance were Deisi, a notable mining company in Peru, which also exports to Russia, England and the USA.
Participants at the fair were all full of praise for the organizers of ExpoCAMACOL. The director of the Association of Builders and Housing Promoters- Dominican Republic [ACOPROVI], Hernan Breton, praised the social housing revolution in Colombia.
Dr. Nettey especially seemed to share these sentiments, the Group President of Marshalls noted that Colombia has gradually become a reference for the construction sector worldwide. “The Colombian ambassador in my country assured me that this is a place where we can find good products and developers for four major projects we are currently undertaking in Ghana. So far we are very pleased because we have made a few appointments that can lead to good results.” He added.
ExpoCAMACOL is the largest construction industry event in Latin America, and this year’s was attended by an estimated 60,000 people. Meridian-Marshalls Holdings, proprietors of Marshalls, fundamentally participated in this year’s event to engage with supplies for major projects in Ghana. The projects are especially geared towards the development of world-class infrastructure in order to improve learning standards and set the pace for the African academia.