26 August 2013
The Western Cape government will be
hosting the Africa Ports Evolution conference in Cape Town.
MEC of Finance, Economic Development and
Tourism Alan Winde said conferences like this present an important opportunity
to grow the regional economy and create employment for residents.
The agenda for the conference is to discuss
ways to reduce transit times for the export and imports of goods to and from Africa.
“This is a very important conference as we
need to make sure that our ports become more competitive in the global
environment, we need to make sure that we work together with our ports around
the country and around the rest of Africa,” added Winde.
He also added that it is important that
more businesses are attracted into the ports from the oil and gas industry, it
is also imperative that the ports are connected to the hinterland through the
rail and roads more efficiently and effectively.
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