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The General Commission of The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE has announced that the Inaugural Conference of the 9th edition of the conference will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from April 17 to 21, 2024.

This was contained in a statement made available to DAILY POST by the General Commissioner, CEO of ACTUROUTES, Mr Barthélemy Kouame.

He said the conference with the theme: “Quality of road infrastructure and development in Africa, “will bring together in one place decision-makers, project owners, donors and operators from or working in all regions of Africa, as well as journalists from the five regions of the continent and their guests.”

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“With this press release, the General Commission opens a call for communications to all partners, entities or experts wishing to make a presentation, while calling for the mobilisation of all rich and diversified exchanges for the benefit of the development of Africa.

“Also, in the spirit of this major meeting, all companies or institutions working in Africa are asked to publicise their best achievements in road and transport, with a view to designating the 2024 winners of the ‘Builder Trophy’ from The Africa Road Builders.

“From the 2024 edition, several categories have been established for the ‘Builder Trophy’. This involves strengthening the valorization of all stakeholders,” he said.

He added that in accordance with the tradition of the event, the Super Prize Great Builder – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy 2024 will be awarded to an African Head of State whose country has recorded successes, with regard to the general theme of the year.

“The 2024 Laureate will succeed His Excellency Andry RAJOELINA, 2023 laureate, whose country (Madagascar) is the special guest of the 2024 Inaugural Conference.

This is the place to recall that the designation of the laureate of the Babacar NDIAYE Trophy is done by the Selection Committee made up of journalists spread across Africa.

“The Builders Trophy and the Super Prize Great Builder – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy, the winners of which will be known at the end of the Inaugural Conference, will be officially awarded during the Final Conference, on the occasion of the AfDB Annual Meetings, in May 2024 in Nairobi (Kenya).

“As part of the awards, the General Commission will also propose to the Selection Committee a Special Prize to be awarded to the highest authorities of the United Arab Emirates, for concrete successes in terms of roads and transport.

The General Commission strongly hopes that the Inaugural Conference thus announced will be as inspiring as it will bring effective development for Africa, as Dubai and the United Arab Emirates symbolise development in terms of roads and transport.

“Dubai is also a stronghold where the whole world meets to decide on development issues and the future, in general.

“Created in 2016, The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE was inspired by the 5th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Babacar NDIAYE. Since its launch, the event has been under the sponsorship of the African Development Bank and its President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Kouame further stated.


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