Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Transportation and Logistics in West Africa

Ask experts on Africa about the economic challenges there and the first thing they point to is likely to be the same: infrastructure. Ports, roads, telecommunications, power generation, airports — all need upgrading.

Ask those same experts about opportunities in Africa for foreign investors, and infrastructure will also be at or near the top of the list.

It’s a dichotomy much of the developing world experiences and must contend with: a wealth of raw materials manufacturing countries crave, yet limitations in the ability to get them to market.

In Africa’s case, infrastructure is a challenge, for the continent, and an opportunity, for those exporting to and importing from the world’s poorest continent.

Infrastructure-related export opportunities include equipment for the oil and gas, mining, power-generation, and telecommunications sectors. Agriculture, tourism and a developing middle class, particularly in wealthier countries such as South Africa, offer other opportunities.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gambia Civil Engineering Company

Africa Civil Engineering are professional engineering consultants, specialists in the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, hospitals, ports, airports, universities, shopping centres and public buildings.

When it comes to civil engineering project management in West Africa, whether it be architectural or landscape design, preparation of Development Applications, structural design, tendering, civil design, contract management or project delivery, you can leave all the headaches to them.

They cover all types of engineering project management whether it is design or construction project management. We manage residential projects, industrial building projects as well as infrastructure projects such as bridges, drains, water supply and roads.

Click her for more information on Civil Engineering Services in West Africa

Lawyers in Africa on Facebook and Twitter

Solie Law Chambers in Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa announce the launch of their Twitter and Facebook Profile

Gambia Import Export Lawyers, Solie Law has added Solie Law Chambers on Twitter and Solie Law Gambia Facebook to its internet marketing facilities in order to enable international clients to keep up-to-date with shipments, sales or distribution in The Gambia.

A Facebook presence and Twitter profile broadens the reach of any marketing campaign and will enable Solie Law's international partners and import export clients to refer, recommend and chat to each other about investment and business issues and opportunities in Gambia and the rest of West Africa.

Click here to find out more about Solie Law the Import Export Lawyers in Africa on Twitter and Facebook

Agricultural Investments in Gambia

The agricultural sub-sector is becoming a major economic activity in the Gambia due to its vast export market opportunities and conditions favoring its production in the country. There are a number of farms in this area with an average weekly export for 11 selected farms estimated at 120 tons of fruits and vegetables.

Land can be obtained from traditional land owners through the Government.

The process of land allocation for agriculture involves obtaining clearance from Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources before final approval is given by Ministry of Local Government and Lands.

Click here for more business investment opportunities in West Africa

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Import Export Business Law in Gambia

Setting up a Business in Gambia

Solie Law offer advice and services on incorporating a company, the management and administration of the company’s affairs, taxation, service contracts as well as the liabilities of the company and its directors. They can handle take-overs and amalgamations and deal with the many complex issues arising form such transactions.

Legal Services For Business in Gambia

Raising finance, formation of companies, registration of businesses for tax, social security etc, acquisition of land, buildings and other assets, immigration, visa & work permit difficulties, employment issues, drafting standard terms and conditions of business, dealing with commercial problems, contract disputes, mediation, power of attorney, court cases, process serving, enforcement of judgments, debt collecting, taxation of the business and its shareholders.

Click here for more information on starting an import export business in Gambia.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Buyers, Sellers & Suppliers

There is often the assumption that business investments in Africa are risky. This, in reality, is simply not the case. In fact, there are huge business opportunities going begging on this continent. The only proviso is that intensive research must be carried out on every factor prior to implementation.

We provide the professional input, research, reporting and advice to ensure that the investor or donor is fully aware and that risks are kept to a minimum. We also provide full supervision, reporting and accountability during the implementation of any particular project.

Qualified Import Export Trade Leads

Register to receive qualified export import sales leads for your industry, product or country in West Africa. Fnd buyers, sellers and suppliers in West Africa.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Business Investment Opportunities in The Gambia

Commercial Investment in West Africa

A thriving economy founded on a successful private sector is linchpin to The Gambia's governance orientation. It appreciates that a government's only measure of credibility lies in its ability to translate the numeric of economic statistics into food on the peoples' tables, roofs on their heads and security in their minds, all these while guaranteeing a critical level of development commensurate with whatever is internationally apace.

Click here for more information on Business Investments in The Gambia

Thursday, January 21, 2010

UK Salt Suppliers Grit Salt Supplies

In 2007/08 the winter maintenance budget for councils, which includes gritting and salting, was £185million.

How does Salt Cell work?

Last week, the Department for Transport convened ‘Salt Cell’, which provides advice to the salt companies on how to prioritise their deliveries and facilitate mutual aid agreements. It recommended to the Department for Transport last Friday that councils and the Highways Agency reduce their salt use by 25 per cent.

Salt Cell is convened by the Department for Transport and includes the Cabinet Office, the LGA, the Highways Agency and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales. It assesses which areas of the country need salt the most and makes recommendations to the suppliers accordingly. Salt Cell’s decisions are not binding on the salt companies or individual local authorities.

Salt Cell met last Wednesday, Friday and yesterday (Tuesday). It will meet again on Friday.

for more information on UK council grit and salt supplies

Monday, January 18, 2010

Emerging Markets in West Africa

Owing to its strtegic location on the Atlantic trade and shipping routes between Africa and Europe, the USA, Central and Latin America and the Far East, The Gambia has become the port of choice for the importation and distribution of products, goods and services to the whole of West Africa.

As early as the 16th century when Portuguese explorers - then masters of international trade-first discovered the land, its people and various attractions, they were apparently convinced of its trade capabilities that they unanimously named it "El Cambio"(the exchange).

West Africa has a potential market of over 270 million consumers, and offers real business opportunities for manufacturing and exporting companies wishing to build a market share in the emerging markets of West Africa.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Free Trade Zones in Africa

Gambia Business & Investment: Free Trade Zones

A free trade zone (FTZ) or export processing zone (EPZ) is an area of a country where some normal trade barriers such as tariffs and quotas are eliminated and bureaucratic requirements are lowered in hopes of attracting new business and foreign investments.

It is a region where a group of countries has agreed to reduce or eliminate trade barriers. Free trade zones can be defined as labour intensive manufacturing centers that involve the import of raw materials or components and the export of fast moving consumer goods and other factory products.

Click Here for more information on Free Trade Zones in Africa