TradePosts Issue: January 21 2016
Upcoming Events
     
February 22-26, 2016: India: Smart Solutions for Smart Cities - Andhra Pradesh Reverse Trade Mission
Locations:
 Washington, D.C.; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA

USTDA will host a delegation of ten Indian leaders from the Ministry of Urban Development, the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and the City of Visakhapatnam (Vizag), for a Smart Solutions for Smart Cities Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). 


March 13-24, 2016:  East Africa Ports Security & Modernization Reverse Trade Mission 
Locations:
Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Miami, FL; Houston, TX

USTDA will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Djibouti for an East Africa Ports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies, service providers, operational best practices, financing products, and training resources in the areas of port development, operation and security. The RTM will address key themes of security and safety solutions, including risk assessment methodologies and best practices for cross-departmental coordination.

March 16, 2016: East Africa Ports Security & Modernization Business Briefing
Location:
 Baltimore, MD

As part of the East Africa Ports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing at the Baltimore, MD World Trade Center on March 16, 2016. This Business Briefing will provide a forum for the delegates to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for port development in East Africa. One-on-one meetings with U.S. companies will be arranged for the delegates.

USTDA will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania for an East Africa Airports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies, service providers, operational best practices, financing products and training resources in the areas of airport development, operation and security. The RTM will address key themes of security and safety solutions, including risk assessment methodologies and best practices for cross-departmental coordination.

April 26, 2016: East Africa Airport Security & Modernization Business Briefing
Location: Arlington, VA

As part of the East Africa Airport Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing at the USTDA Business Center in Arlington, VA on April 26, 2016. This Business Briefing will provide a forum for the delegates to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for airport development in East Africa. One-on-one meetings with U.S. companies will be arranged for the delegates.


 
 
Trade Leads

Paraguay: Modernization of the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport
The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Comunicaciones de Paraguay (MOPC) has published a tender for a project to modernize the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, located near Asunción, the country's capital and largest city.  The project will be developed using a public-private partnership model.  Interested parties must pay a non-reimbursable participation fee of US$ 5,000 by February 8, 2016 in order to be considered.  Details regarding the project, the bidding process and the participation fee should be directed to the MOPC's Mesa de Entrada Única, via the contact information provided below.  USTDA was notified of this opportunity by Paraguay's Civil Aviation Agency, the Dirección Nacional de Aeronautica Civil. Click Here for More Info

Jordan: Smart Grid Upgrades to Irbid District Electricity Company's Distribution Network: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Tender
In March 2012, USTDA provided funding for a feasibility study to design a smart grid system for the Irbid District Electricity Company (IDECO) in Jordan.  IDECO is one of three electricity distribution companies in Jordan.  This earlier study, along with similar USTDA-funded smart grid studies for the two other electricity distribution companies in Jordan, are helping modernize the country's electrical grid and improve electricity stability and reliability while reducing costs. Click Here for More Info

Rwanda: Rwaza I & II Hydropower Projects
A USTDA grant to Rwandan energy developer DC HydroPower Ltd is funding Technical Assistance to support the company's plans to develop two small run-of-the-river hydropower plants on the Mukungwa River in Rwanda's northwest Musanze District.   Click Here for More Info

Johannesburg 3MW In-Pipe Hydropower Scheme
The City of Johannesburg is set to release a tender for a 3 MW in-pipe hydropower scheme, specifically the installation of hydroelectric turbines in its bulk water reticulation system. These turbines could generate up to ten percent of the energy required to power Johannesburg's city water utility.  The preliminary work on the in-pipe hydropower project has reportedly been completed and the city expects to introduce the first 3 MW of in-pipe power during the first quarter of 2016.  Click Here for More Info
 
Costa Rica: Public Tender for Consulting Services: Master Planning for the New Metropolitan International Airport
The Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) has published an invitation to present quotes for professional consulting services to prepare the integrated master plan for the new Metropolitan International Airport that will replace the Juan Santamaría International Airport near San José, Costa Rica.  Click Here for More Info

 

USTDA On The Road
     
The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers:

January 28, 2015 // Washington, D.C. | Powering Africa Summit featuring USTDA's Director, Director Leocadia Zak. For more information, please click here
 
 
 
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Making Global Local
Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past few years, U.S. companies have increasingly targeted emerging economies as export destinations. Given its unique role, USTDA is perfectly positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries.
 
 
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state's principal economic development agency.  DEED's Minnesota Trade Office provides export assistance to the state's manufacturers and service providers, and it collaborates with many local, national and international organizations to leverage international connections and resources for local businesses.
 
Congrats to the State of Minnesota, which Politico Magazine ranked as the 2nd strongest state "in Our Union" in 2016.
    
About USTDA:
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. 

 
USTDA is an official partner of BusinessUSA, a one-stop shop for connecting businesses with U.S. Government resources. 

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