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“We are planning to create 140,000 jobs in these two fields with this budget,” the deputy director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO) Bahman Namvar-Motlaq said on Tuesday. About 200 million rials (about $5,500) is needed for creating a single job in the field of handicraft and the figure is 700 million rials (about $20,000) for job creation in the field of tourism, he said. Previously, CHTHO Director Masoud Soltanifar announced that Iran will create some 140,000 job opportunities in the field of tourism by the end of the next Iranian calendar year (March 2018).

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Iran allocates $1.4b for creating jobs in tourism, handicraft industry

“We are planning to create 140,000 jobs in these two fields with this budget,” the deputy director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO) Bahman Namvar-Motlaq said on Tuesday. About 200 million rials (about $5,500) is needed for creating a single job in the field of handicraft and the figure is 700 million rials (about $20,000) for job creation in the field of tourism, he said. Previously, CHTHO Director Masoud Soltanifar announced that Iran will create s...

Kenya Railways Corporation is developing a new standard gauge railway (SGR) line for passengers and cargo transportation between Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, and Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. The new railway line constitutes the first phase of the SGR project that aims to connect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The Mombasa-Nairobi SGR is the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence. It will shorten the passenger travel time from Mombasa to Nairobi from more than ten hours to a little more than four hours. Freight trains will complete the journey in less than eight hours.

Construction of the 609km-long line began in October 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2017. At least 60 new jobs a kilometre of track or approximately 30,000 jobs are expected to be created during the construction. The Mombasa-Nairobi phase of the project is estimated to cost KES327bn ($3.8bn). China Exim Bank will provide 90% of the financing while the remaining 10% will be contributed by the Kenyan Government. China Road and Bridge Corporation, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Co., was contracted to build the project according to Chinese railway design standards.

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Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway Project, Kenya

Kenya Railways Corporation is developing a new standard gauge railway (SGR) line for passengers and cargo transportation between Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, and Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. The new railway line constitutes the first phase of the SGR project that aims to connect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The Mombasa-Nairobi SGR is the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence. It will shorten the passenger travel time from Mombasa to Nairobi from...

The Tanzanian based Bakhresa Group has appointed Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar, 2km from Stone Town. The brand new five star property will be known as Hotel Verde, Zanzibar's greenest hotel.

Bakhresa Group and Verde Hotels to Build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

The Tanzanian based Bakhresa Group has appointed Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar, 2km from Stone Town. The brand new five star property will be known as Hotel Verde, Zanzibar's greenest hotel. " We are serious about being the leaders of the Green Economy sector and therefore we approached the developers of Africa's Greenest Hotel, Verde Hotels to ensure that Hotel Verde Zanzibar will be the Greenes...

Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa. The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. The group is also entering its 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the Indian Ocean islands.

In 2016, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opened five Radisson Blu properties serving the upper-upscale segment: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill in Kenya (271 rooms); Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden in Morocco (198 rooms); Radisson Blu Residence with 187 luxury hotel apartments in Maputo, Mozambique (the group’s first residence concept in Africa); Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport, Ivory Coast (261 rooms) and Radisson Blu Hotel 2 Février in Lomé (320 rooms)….

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Carlson Rezidor Accelerating Growth Strategy in Africa

Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa. The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. The group is also entering its 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the Indian Ocean islands. In 2016, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opened five Radisson Blu properties serving the upper-upscale segment: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill in Kenya...

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4th Annual Africa Port & Rail Expansion & Cargo Capacity Upgrading Summit

Creates awareness as to where Africa is and how far it can go.  - Public Procurement Authority, Ghana It is event worth attending and an eye opener in the Rail business. - Ansahdys Shipping Logistics Company Limited The conference has been very educative and informative. - Ghana Maritime Authority Africa is great, was a right choice to join, the right people were there. - Franz Wölfer Elektromaschinenfabrik  Osnabrück GmbH Insightly discussions, warm networking. - Regional Maritime University, Ghana The conference was well planned with good topics and quality speakers. - PMAESA The event is so informative and well structured to address all the important areas of the summit. - Inland Containers Nigeria Limited  Great and truly a corridor of insight. - The Whitaker Group It was an excellent event in terms of the topics discussed, highly beneficial. - Transnet SOC Limited I have heard other ways of doing things, strategies for port especially. It has been a good range of information. - TEAM Group The event was insightful. - PMI Marine & Construction Services Limited  It was well organised conference that possesses quality materials throughout the event. - Inland Containers Nigeria Limited  Informative and exposure in the port and rail sector. - Ghana Export Promotion Authority It was a very well organized forum and I am proud to be associated with LNOPPEN. - Kenya Maritime Authority It was a great conference and kudos to the organizers. - CPCS

4th Annual Africa Hospital Expansion Summit

It has been a very useful conference, useful insights - Bank of Ghana Clinic A great networking event with quality discussion. Great opportunity to meet high level official and serious conversations. Very good event. Well organized, right size, good speakers. We have been very happy with the outcome of the event. Support was outstanding. We will attend next year. - biolitec Very insightful In terms of Healthcare in Central and West Africa - Nyaho Medical Centre  Thank you so much. Its a pleasure associated with team Lnoppen. Excellent event. Cheers!! - Thinkdrum Consultancy Services Great program. - Airport City Hospital  Very good meeting. Networking was great! - Lagoon Hospitals, Nigeria We were very impressed with the organization and the personnel were very helpful. They took very good care of us and was able to meet all our needs. It was well organized. We had the opportunity to meet with a lot of potential clients. We are very happy. Meetings were very productive. - Rikair An enlightening conference which seeks to bring a collaberation between public and private sector stakeholders in Healthcare - 37 Military Hospital  Prospects exceeded my expectation. This event has been very useful to me as a service provider. The netwroking was fantastic and above all a very well organized one. Kudos! - Electronica Ghana Ltd It was a place to learn always something new about Healthcare - BCG Engineering Good form and networking channel - Hermes Consulting Nigeria Organizers were hospitable and accommodating with a well managed event. - Global Medical Network Corp. Anyone in healthcare should always attend this annual conference, excellent information. - Halcom Management Services This event has been very educative and informative. Very good program which should be organised frequently - Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana Speakers who concentrated on sustaining quality healthcare, performance, excellence and setting relevant standards were well informed and impressive - Medifem Hospital and Fertility Centre It is an excellent initiative by the organizers. I suggest participants are invited for future conferences in other countries. - Tafo Government Hospital Very useful conference. A lot more would have been learnt if it lasted for 3 days as well as possible networking. - AHSAG - Association of Health Service Administrators of Ghana The event has been very succesful and highly educative. It has actually awakened a number of participants. - Dodowa Health Research Centre This was a very useful summit for us and the country as a whole. - USAID / SHOPS Project It was a great opportunity to be a great part of this summit to learn from best practices - Ministry of Health and Social Services of the Republic of Namibia Good platform for networking and putting different stakeholders together - AFROX  African Oxygen Limited The event serves a very good purpose and needs to be repeated in Ghana to include traditional healers. - Ghana Red Cross Society Well organised event. Lovely personnel. Nice speakers - Andrade Gutierrez-EAA Overall a very useful opportunity to meet, network and learn from stakeholders. - GIDEC - Gastrointestinal Diseases & Endoscopy Centre Its very informative. Provided an insight into the successes and challenges in the healthcare industry. - Korle Bu Teaching Hospital We are grateful for the invitation and participation. Very well organized event. - Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana Very insightful and thought provoking - Akim Oda Government Hospital