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Countries Implementing the Simplified Trade Regime Set to Rise

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Ethiopia is set to start implementing the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR) and other related trade facilitation instruments, which are critical in strengthening cross-border and COMESA intra-regional trade especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight other regional States including Burundi, D R Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are already implementing […]

Coastal protection with Geotextile Wall of Secutex® Soft Rock

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Coastal protection with Geotextile Wall of Secutex® Soft Rock Storm surges are becoming more frequent. The coast in the seaside resort of Lubmin was exposed to several storm surges in a short time. In case of an additional storm surge, the existing coastal protection dune was in danger of breaking. A geotextile wall made of Secutex® Soft […]

Yanmar announces a new Stage V-compliant V120 Wheel Loader

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Yanmar announces a new Stage V-compliant V120 Wheel Loader Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA has unveiled the next generation of its V120 wheel loader. Powerful, efficient and versatile, the V120 is ideally suited to space-restricted urban job sites, infrastructure developments, agriculture and landscaping applications. Powered by a robust 3.6-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine and fitted with […]

First Meeting of the ECOWAS Committee on the Return of Cultural Properties to their Countries of Origin opens in Cotonou.

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Cotonou, Benin, June 29, 2021. The first meeting of the ECOWAS Regional Monitoring Commit-tee on the Action Plan 2019-2023 on the return of cultural properties to their countries opens in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The three-day meeting will close on Thursday, July 1, 2021. While welcoming the Committee Members, Mr. Mamadou Traore, Ag. Commissioner for Education, […]

Generation Bitcoin demands new construction equipment ownership models

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Generation Bitcoin demands new construction equipment ownership models With new ways of doing business, features-as-a-service and a more direct relationship with manufacturers all in the mix, a once-stable construction equipment industry is in a state of flux. Here, industry thinkers Alan Berger and Carl-Gustaf Goransson explain how the industry needs to change if it is […]

CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP TRAINING MODULES AND OTHER TRAINING MATERIALS ON THE COMESA, EAC AND SADC TRIPARTITE FREE TRADE AREA RULES OF ORIGIN

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The COMESA Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services: CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP TRAINING MODULES AND OTHER TRAINING MATERIALS ON THE COMESA, EAC AND SADC TRIPARTITE FREE TRADE AREA RULES OF ORIGIN The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as […]

ECOWAS Committee on the Return of Cultural Properties to their Countries of Origin to Meet in Cotonou

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The ECOWAS Regional Monitoring Committee on the Action Plan 2019-2023 on the return of cultural properties to their countries will hold a three-day meeting in Cotonou, Benin Republic from June 29 – July 1, 2021.  The ECOWAS Action Plan 2019-2023 was approved by the Authority of Heads of State and Government in December 2019, with […]

Hitachi puts operators in control of its latest range of Zaxis-7 medium excavators

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Hitachi puts operators in control of its latest range of Zaxis-7 medium excavators The new Hitachi ZX130-7 and ZX135US-7 Stage-V compliant models provide owners with opportunities to increase profits and reduce costs. Their enhanced comfort and safety features allow operators to feel at ease in the cab while performing productively. Improve your profit The impressive […]

Building the Capacity of Member States to Report on Climate Change Actions

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in partnership with the COMESA Secretariat will offer a two-day virtual training to technical officers from Member States on the preparation and submission process of new/updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). NDCs are national climate plans highlighting climate actions, including climate related targets, policies and measures governments […]

How to protect from Lightning Strikes on Construction Sites

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How to protect from Lightning Strikes on Construction Sites In the United States, cloud-to-ground lightning strikes occur around 20 to 25 million times a year. These strikes cause 30 deaths annually on average, as well as a number of injuries, some serious enough to cause life-long disability. Of these deaths, around 19% are typically construction workers […]