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US: American organisation to hold conference on African infrastructure

The US-based Corporate Council on Africa will host the US-Africa Infrastructure Conference on 7-9 October in Washington DC, according to a statement made available to PANA in New York on Monday.

The statement said that the conference, with the theme: “Building Resilient Cities”, would highlight how major cities in Africa were coping with rapid urbanization and the needs for a steadily growing middle class.

It noted that during the conference, various sessions would offer solutions for potable water, intermodal transportation, communication technology, and on- and off-grid electricity for the growth and development of African cities.

It said that participants would be drawn from US and African governments and businesses involved in infrastructure, power, water and ICT, as well as financiers looking for bankable projects in Africa.

The CCA is a nonprofit, membership-based organisation established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the US and African countries, and it has members in more than 170 US companies, which represent nearly 85 per cent of total US private sector investments in Africa.

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