Dubai Investments highlights construction expertise at Kenyan industry event

DUBAI, 8th November, 2018 (WAM) -- Dubai Investments, DI, is showcasing its expertise and capabilities in the construction sector through five of its specialist subsidiaries at 'The Big 5 Construct East Africa', in Nairobi, Kenya, from 7th to 9th November, 2018.

Emirates Building Systems, Emirates Extruded Polystyrene, Dubai Cranes, Labtec and Emirates Extrusion Factory are participating in the event, which is the biennial industry expo in the country. It brings together more than 220 exhibitors from 22 different countries and over 7,000 professionals for the official exhibition of Kenya’s National Construction Week.

DI’s subsidiaries have already undertaken many successful projects in Africa. At this year’s event, Emirates Building Systems is showcasing products including structural steel, pre-engineered building, building subsystems, sheeting systems and steel decking, while Dubai Cranes manufactures overhead material handling equipment, wire rope hoists and industrial cranes. Emirates Extrusion Factory is highlighting its production of aluminium sheet metal and range of powder coating, anodizing and thermal break.

Emirates Extruded Polystyrene is displaying building insulation products including E-Roof, E-Wall and E-Floor insulation, and Labtec is demonstrating its expertise in the manufacture of a specialty laboratory and hospital furniture and systems.

Abdulaziz Bin Yagub Al Serkal, General Manager at Dubai Investments, said, "The African market offers a genuine opportunity for growth in investment, construction and real estate. Dubai Investments has all the skills, expertise and capabilities to take on projects and partnerships in the region through its many subsidiaries. The five subsidiaries attending the event all have extensive experience of working on projects all over Africa and in other countries outside the UAE."

"The Big 5 Construct East Africa event gives us the opportunity to build relationships and meet potential partners, and expand our presence in the construction sector. It also gives the world the chance to learn much more about the opportunities that Dubai Investments offers the construction industry," he added.

The 2017 edition of Deloitte’s Africa Construction Trends report shows that government and the private sector are driving construction projects across the continent, with 303 projects valued at US$50 million or above having broken ground by 1st June 2017. In total, these projects are worth $307 billion.

The report also highlights East Africa as a growth region that is creating a more business and investment-friendly environment through infrastructure investment.

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