July 16, 2010

Donor Conference postponed to November

Presidential Advisor and NCP Foreign Relations Secretary, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail announced that the Donors International Development and Reconstruction Conference for Eastern Sudan will be hosted by Kuwait next November.

He was briefing the diplomatic corps in Sudan at the UNDP premises yesterday and revealed that the paper to be presented to the conference will be discussed on August 16th including the high preparatory committee.
He added that the high committee of the Conference includes each of the Kuwaiti Funds, Arab Fund for Investment, Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah), UNDP and Eastern Sudan Development Fund.
Ismail announced the completion of the establishment of the High Council of Investment chaired by President Al Bashir pointing out that the Council will work in removing all the obstacles facing the investors.
He considered that the conference has joint interest between Sudan and the international community as it concentrates on the investment and not services.

The Presidential Advisor revealed the completion of the projects, plans, and feasibility studies to be presented to the conference with the participation of all concerned sectors.
He called on the diplomatic corps representatives to urge their companies and organizations to commit to the projects presented through investors. Ismail enlightened the ambassadors and diplomatic corp representatives on the investment, tourism, and economic capabilities of eastern Sudan.


This conference was announced in November 2009, and was originally planned for March 2010.

Adroub.net news has previously identified a variety of  infrastructure projects for East Sudan.
Tourist bases
Fish canning
Schools and health clinics
maybe some roads to get to gold discovery sites.

Skyscraper City forum has details on dams, and oil drilling

The Sudan government has a list of various projects that need funding.
Gum Arabic processing (Kassala)
Chlorine manufacturing from salt from Red Sea
Expansion of Port Sudan Airport
Suwakin Port expansion, specialized exports - fish, cattle, containers.
Iron ore ship loading wharf. Osaif Iron Ore Export Port
Green Docks in Port Sudan

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