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NBCC secures Rs 20 billion order to build Convention Centres in Africa nations


Agencies, New Delhi State-owned National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) (India) Ltd has bagged an order worth Rs 20 billion to build high-capacity convention centres in nine different African countries and is an initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs. As per the order, the NBCC will build nine Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centres (MGCC) in Niger, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Liberia, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Togo and Gabon in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to raise the level of support for the vision of a prosperous, integrated and United Africa. “We offer our services to extend and execute our honourable Prime Minister’s vision. Such overseas projects will go a long way in establishing NBCC as a formidable PMC overseas as well,” said Chairman cum Managing Director, Dr Anoop Kumar Mittal, NBCC (India) Ltd. At the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) held in December 2015, India had offered Africa a concessional credit of 10 billion dollars over five years and a grant assistance of 600 million dollars to create 100 capacity-building institutions, and developing infrastructure, public transport, clean energy, irrigation, agriculture and manufacturing capacity across Africa. NBCC, a Navratna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) already has offices in Oman, Maldives, Turkey, Mauritius and Botswana. It has executed many diverse projects over the past 37 years in Mauritius, Nepal, Maldives, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey and Botswana. While executing these projects, NBCC plans to scout for further business in these countries. At the same time, building convention centres in overseas locations will enable Indian engineers and other employees posted there to get acquainted with modern construction technologies, an official release said on Thursday.

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