TradePosts Issue: December 15 2015
Upcoming Events
     
March 13-24, 2016: East Africa Ports Security & Modernization Reverse Trade Mission
Locations:
Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Miami, FL; Houston, TX
 
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (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.

April 24 - May 5, 2016: East Africa Airport Security & Modernization Reverse Trade Mission
Locations:
Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (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
Locations:
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

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

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

Myanmar: Comprehensive Development for the Yangon Central Railways Station Complex
Myanma Railways requested Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from potential developers in August 2015 for the Comprehensive Development for Yangon Central Railways Station Complex Project. Myanma Railways has since decided to extend the submission date an additional two months to allow potential developers more time to better understand the proposed project.  Click Here for More Info
 

 
Market Intelligence Leads

China: Green Data Center Feasibility Study and Pilot Project
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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.
 
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