African ministers attend China energy forum

African flagsBy SAVIOUS KWINIKA

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ENERGY Ministers from the continent are set to attend the upcoming fourth Annual Africa Infrastructure and Power Forum in China.

The event is scheduled for the capital Beijing on October 15-16.

EnergyNet is organising the event that once again partners with the China Africa Development Fund, who will be seeking new projects to receive some of the $5 billion under their management.

It comes on the back of the need to address the continent’s energy deficit, and the critical requirement to connect those living without access to electricity.

Officials to attend are drawn from Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Uganda.

Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank, will be joining the meeting this year as forum sponsor.

David Humphrey, Head of Infrastructure and Power, Standard Bank, recently commented that the conference brings together some of the foremost figures in infrastructure, as well as key policymakers from Africa.

“Continued and increasing investment in infrastructure is crucial to the development of African nations, and Standard Bank is well placed to play a leading role in connecting investors with opportunities across the continent.  We are delighted to be sponsoring the conference for the second year in a row, and we look forward to seeing our customers and stakeholders in Beijing.”

– CAJ News

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