Guinea-Bissau attends summit for attracting investment in Dubai

3 September 2014

Guinea-Bissau will take 17 projects for public and private development to an investment summit on 9 and 10 September, in Dubai, the president of the Guinea-Bissau parliament said Monday.

Cipriano Cassamá also said that the projects included construction of the bridge over the River Farim and expanding the international airport in Bissau.

“It will be a unique opportunity for Guinea-Bissau to sell a new image of itself and at the same time present itself to investors from the Arab world,” said the president of the Guinean parliament.

The summit convened by the emir of Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to allow countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA, of which Guinea-Bissau is part) to present their development projects to Arab investors, especially from Dubai.

In addition to the parliamentary president, the delegation from Guinea-Bissau is made up of the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Geraldo Martins, the vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, Abel Incada and two businessmen. (macauhub/GW)