A special agreement was signed last week, to put the first steps in motion for the construction of a commercial sea port at Zawia.
The idea behind the project is to build a commercial sea port in the western area of the town. The Zawia port would help ease the burden carried by Tripoli port, where berth space is so limited vessels are kept waiting for up to ten days.
The signing was attended by the Executive Director of the Libyan Interior Investment Fund, Badrudeen Bin Otman, members of the local council and a number of specialists in the field of port development.
“This strategic project will provide services to the entire western region and will contribute to the activation of the economic movement, trade and investment in the region,” Bin Otman said.
An official from Zawia Local Council said the agreement related to the design-preparation stage of the project. There would also be consultations on legal and technical matters, he said.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the two emergent organisations representing the architecture profession in Libya have today signed Memoranda of Understanding.
At the annual International Conference at RIBA in London, supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), RIBA President Stephen Hodder signed Memoranda of Understanding with Ghaleb Gheblawi, Chairman of the Libyan Board of Architecture (LBA) and Hakeem Bader, President of the Libyan Institute of Architects (LIA). The agreements are aimed at supporting the development of the architecture profession in Libya for the benefit of their society.
Work has begun on constructing an ultra-modern new stadium in Tajoura for the 2017 Africa Nations Cup, which Libya is scheduled to host.
The stadium, designed by German construction firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP), is the first in a number of infrastructure projects intended to be completed by 2017. The distinctive stadium will sit on on a cone-shaped plinth, with three additional buildings arranged around its edges in a triangular configuration.
In a ceremony as modern as the proposed building, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan pushed a button to pour concrete into the first foundation.
“Having won the battle of the revolution, Libyans are now winning the battle for production and construction, sports and culture,” said Zeidan.
He said that February had been a month of progress for the country, particularly in the area of sports. The national team’s victory in the African Nations Championship was the first sporting achievement of the year which was now being followed by the construction of a new stadium, he said.
German Ambassador to Libya, Christian Much, German football star Franz Beckenbauer and Project Manager Hans-Joachim Paap were amongst those attending the ceremony.
Two Tripoli stadiums are being planned for the hosting of the African Nations Cup. The second one is a new sports complex with a dedicated football stadium for 71,000, which will be built at the western edge of the city near the sea. The city’s athletics stadium will also be refurbished.
In addition to the National Stadium, the project at Tajoura also includes an indoor pool, a multi-purpose arena and a “Family Sportsworld”.
Libya’s Ministry of Water Resources is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea’s Ministry of Environment next month when a seven-man Korean delegation is in Tripoli for talks on assistance on developing water resources and water treatment facilities as well as on environmental issues.
The delegation, the Libya Herald has been told, will be led by Jeong Yeon-man, Vice-Minister at the Environment Ministry and will include four officials from the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI), itself part of the Ministry. It will be in Tripoli between 21-27 March.
The delegation is also to have meetings with the Housing and Infrastructure Board.
The visit and MOU is a result the Korea-Libya Environmental Cooperation Forum organized by the South Koreans in Tripoli last July.
For the first time in its history, Libya Build moved from Tripoli International Fair to dormant car park which was transformed into a 5 star exhibition venue at Tripoli Sport City.
The event was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Minister of Housing & Utilities, Minister of Labor and 15 members of parliament (GNC), along with a large gathering of government officials, ambassadors, diplomats and business people.
As record 24,637 visitors set foot onto the prestigious and unique construction exhibition and very positive feedback was received from all national country pavilions and majority of participants that substantial business deals were made during the show and contracts had been signed.
Confirmations have already been received from the majority of the local exhibitors & international partners to secure their space for 2014.
A special thank you goes out to everyone who made the event such a success and we look forward to welcoming you again in Libya Build 2014. ATEX Team
Libya Build 2013 will be organized for the first time ever outside Tripoli International Fair due to the massive demand from all over the globe to participate in this high profile event, the new venue will be at Tripoli Sport City, during the period of 19th to 23rd May, 2013.
Sirte Local Council approved on Thursday four sites for the construction of 2,500 new prefabricated housing units. These housing units are a fast and temporary measure to house families whose homes had been destroyed or badly damaged during the February 17 Revolution.
The manager of the Sirte branch of the Housing and Infrastructure Board (HIB) further added that the board would be the executing arm of these projects and that they would be carried out on a 50-hectare site divided into four areas.
He went on to assure that these prefabricated units would be of high standards with a size of 140 square meters each. The life span of these express prefabricated units was 25 years, he added.
The city of Sirte suffered massive damage to its infrastructure and its residential areas in the last weeks of Libya’s liberation war as the final remnants of the old regime, as well as the dictator himself, sought refuge there. The street-by-street and house-by-house fighting left many of the city’s residents homeless.
Tripoli, March 30: A Maltese business delegation is to visit Libya between April 16 and 19. Organised by Malta Enterprise (ME), it will focus on port management and maritime services. It will be led by Malta’s finance and fair competition ministers. It is the first such visit since the revolution.
Companies participating are involved in ship repair, marine engineering, construction and technical services, port management, yacht marina development and management and maritime services as well as fish processing and farming.
According to ME executive chairman Alan Camilleri, there had been a massive response by Maltese companies wanting to join in business delegations to Libya. Over 450 companies had approached it he said.
ME has already visited Libya to establish relationships with the new Libya.
“The partnership agreement Malta Enterprise has signed with the General Board for Ownership and Investment within the Libyan Ministry for Economy paves the way for our initiatives,” said Camilleri.
ME has signed the agreement with Libyan Economy Ministry’s General Board for Ownership and Investment during a preparatory visit to Misurata and Tripoli earlier this month. During the visit, Malta Enterprise met with ministries as well as public and private organizations.
A collaboration agreement between ME and Libya’s Federation of Chambers of Commerce is expected to be signed soon
The cost of the damage to Libya’s energy sector in last year’s revolution has been put at one billon dollars by the director of the General Electricity Company of Libya.
Speaking on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean electricity cooperation forum (Medelec) which opened on Monday in the Jordanian capital Amman, the director said that it was only now that the full extent of last year’s damage was understood.
“We were able to repair 80 percent of the electricity network,” he said, but it had been difficult to determine the size of the losses. He added that Qaddafi forces had destroyed 300 electricity distribution stations as well as 2,000 kilometers of lines, power plants, oil pipelines to electricity generating stations and fuel tanks. They had also destroyed power stations. He said that some 6,000 kilometre’s of distribution network had also been damaged.