Monday, July 20, 2009
According to the Nigerian infrastructure website"...In continued partnership with the Ministry for Works, Housing & Urban Development, Ministry for Transportation, Federal Capital Development Authority, Federal Capital Territory Administration, as well as the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Bureau of Public Enterprises, and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, the Nigeria Infrastructure (NIF) 2009 Conference & Exhibition will unite key decision makers, contractors and service providers with direct opportunities to develop your business over the next 10 years. Never before has the political will and the national sector been so strong to deliver such visionary goals to industrialise the country..."
"...Nigeria Infrastructure (NIF) combines a commercial tradeshow and strategic conference which will deliver key information, business opportunities and networking events that provide the foundation of successful strategy implementation..."
We hope that this forum which takes place (from 17-19 NOVEMBER in ABUJA) is able to amalgamate all the big thinkers with pragmatic leadership that Nigeria has got at home and diaspora. This synergy of government assistance, financial backing and expertise should lead to the development of the right infrastructure in the right places.
When I blogged about how a Sustainable Sahara desert Oasis could supply Food, Fresh water and Electric power to African cities I did not know the Europeans were far ahead in the planning for such a project already.The aim of the Sahara Desert project Desertech is to "harness power from the Sahara Desert sun to bring extra electricity to European homes".
According to the Desertec website "The DESERTEC Foundation is intended to serve as a hub for realizing the DESERTEC Concept. It will also work for creating a global alliance to ensure security of energy supplies, to promote economic development, and to stabilize the world’s Climate".
Photos courtesy of Desertech