Construction of Gahanga expo ground in offing

By IGIHE
On 10 December 2020 at 12:22

The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has revealed that construction works of new grounds for the International Trade Fair in Gahanga, Kicukiro district are set to begin towards the end of December or early January 2021.

In 2018, PSF announced 3-year plan to have built new modern grounds known as ‘Rwanda International Trade and Exhibition Park’ to host the annual exhibition that was previously held in Gikondo.

The decision was informed by observations that the existing Gikondo expo ground is not big enough to host a large number of exhibitors and visitors.

Speaking to the media at the occasion of announcing preparations for the upcoming trade fair, the Chairman of PSF, Stephen Ruzibiza noted there was delay of planned activities but discussions with contractors are underway.

“It has been many years since we planned to build new expo grounds but construction takes time. It is not easy as demolishing. We are however holding discussions with suppliers to provide construction equipment. Studies have been completed and we are in final phases of the master plan. We are to start construction activities towards the end of December or early January,” he said.

Rwanda is preparing for the 23rd International Trade Fair scheduled between 11th and 31st December 2020.

The expo will start from 9am to be closed 8pm every day for people to respect curfew hours. As of today, PSF has confirmed the participation of 372 companies including 72 foreign companies from 12 countries.

The decision was informed by observations that the existing Gikondo expo ground is not big enough to host a large number of exhibitors and visitors.

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