Aden Exhibition and Conference for Construction [Archives:2000/16/Business & Economy]

April 17 2000

Ridwan Al-Saqqaf
Aden Bureau Chief
While preparations for the forthcoming Aden Exhibition for Construction scheduled to be held from 24 to 29 of April, 2000, are in swing, Yemen Times met with Mr. Nabeel Ghanim, General Manager of al-Ghanim Corporation, sponsor and organizer of the exhibition to know this perspective:
“We are shortly going to finish the preparation for Aden Exhibition for Construction. There will also be a conference for construction on April 25. Four papers will be discussed in that conference. I shall present one of those papers in which I talk about the importance of construction. I would like to mention here that we delayed this exhibition because the hall was busy. I thank the Minister of Reconstruction and those who cooperated with us in the matter of preparations for this exhibition. I also appreciate companies that understood the importance of organizing this exhibition, which is considered as the first of its kind in Yemen. every thing is going quite well as planned.
In view of the progress that Aden is witnessing, and due in the back drop of Aden being a Free Zone, we are going to organize this exhibition to give a chance to construction companies and those who are specialized in this field to display their products and market them. On the other hand, this is also a chance to importers to take stock of the latest additions in this sector. We are satisfied for what we have done, and we hope to achieve all that in foreseeable future.
There are 31 local and foreign companies that are expected to participate in this exhibition. There are still some vacant places to be the opportunity to put up their stalls.
We face many problems and obstacles. One of problems crops up because of some people who do not realize the significance of such exhibitions. Although there are no exhibition halls in Aden. There are a number of dynamic companies that help us to sort out the problem. We have a plan to organize seven such exhibitions during this year.