The second edition of Kenya’s National Construction week will proceed this year from November 7th to 9th. This year’s event is expected to among other issues, boost the participation of construction industry players towards the big four agenda.

Apart from the Big 5 Construct East Africa which is the main event organized by dmg events, the week will also include the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) which is organized by the National Construction Authority.

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Speaking at a press conference on Aug 8th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, representatives of the National Construction Authority (NCA), the State Department of Housing and Urban Development, and DMG events presented the National Construction Week to media and highlighted how it will support the government’s ambition to enrich the local economy.

In a message to the conference, the State Department of Housing and Urban Development PS Charles Hinga said, “the government’s focus is uplifting the economic status of all Kenyans, and we are doing so by providing affordable housing to all. In order to do so we must incorporate technology and use innovative solutions in order to save cost and maximize quality of buildings.”

“This is why events such as the National Construction Week are important as we must create platforms to continuously engage and seek creative solutions to fill the affordable housing gaps”, he added.

The conference drew participation from key stakeholders in the construction industry including Construction Research and Capacity Building, National Construction Authority, The Big 5 Construct East Africa, State Department of Housing and Urban Development and the event organizers.

The event will bring over 200 participants from over 20 countries including Germany, Turkey, Qatar, China with an aim of supporting the affordable housing agenda.

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