Tunisia-Libya – Work begins on the 4th International Construction Fair “Libya Construction Expo”
Tunis / Tunisia – The work of the 4th International Construction Fair “Libya Construction Expo”, which took place in Tripoli (Libya), from June 28 to July 1, 2021, started on Monday, in the presence of senior Libyan and Tunisian officials and a strong Tunisian delegation of businessmen, business leaders and heads of professional organizations.
Tunisia is participating in this event with 150 Tunisian companies, against 135 Libyan companies, 14 Turkish companies, 4 Egyptian companies, one Emirati company and one Saudi company.
Supervised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sfax (CCIS) and several representatives of professional organizations, including the Tunisian Association of Engineers, this delegation mainly covers the building, construction, construction materials, ceramics, real estate and sanitary equipment, architecture, services, studies and advice …
Tunisian and Libyan officials were unanimous in stressing the need to strengthen cooperation between the two countries and encourage businessmen from both countries to strengthen their partnerships and exchanges. They also stressed the importance of removing obstacles that could hinder the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Tunisian Minister of Trade and Export Development, Mohamed Bousaid and the Libyan Minister of Industry and Metals, Ahmed Abu Aissa have, in this regard, affirmed that all the agreements and decisions signed by the heads of government of the two countries are implemented.
Bousaid also called for a new partnership approach based on integrated cooperation, common interests and mutual opportunities, considering that âthe creation of new partnership opportunities requires strengthening economic integration, improving the climate of business and revision of trade agreements between the two of the countries.
According to Bousaid, âthe two countries would also benefit from facilitating trade at the border posts of Ras Jedir and Dhehiba and exploring opportunities for mutual economic development such as renewable energies, free zones, banking and customs facilities, transport, construction and reconstruction.
He also welcomed the resumption of the dynamics of joint economic events and the pace of Tunisian exports to Libya which reached 830 million dinars during the first 5 months of 2021 against 440 MD during the same period of 2020.
For his part, the Libyan Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade, Souhail Abu Chiha, declared that the reconstruction file is the priority of the Libyan government, affirming the creation of 4 reconstruction funds in the regions affected by the war.
He stressed that the Libyan private sector and Tunisian and foreign partners participating in the exhibition could contribute to reconstruction projects.
For his part, Libyan Minister of Housing and Construction Abu Bakr Al-Ghawi affirmed the relentless need for reconstruction in Libya, affirming the Libyan government’s commitment to future generations and the resumption of reconstruction projects that have been delayed. by the difficult situation in the country. crossed over the past decade.
He stressed that the competition will be open in full transparency to partners of Libya.
The Tunisian Minister of Public Works, Housing and Infrastructures praised the strong Tunisian presence at the show, calling for the acceleration of road projects and free zones between the two countries to jointly access the African market.
The “Libya Construction Expo” is organized from June 28 to July 1, 2021, in Tripoli, by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sfax (CCIS) in collaboration with the International Fair of Tripoli.