The 30th FIDIC Africa Infrastructure Conference took place from 26-29 May 2024, at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The theme for this year’s event was “Innovations and Infrastructure Development for Sustainable Projects”, featuring speakers representing various African nations. The Conference was officiated by Hon. Dr. Phillip Isdor Mpango, Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania.


SMEC proudly sponsored the event and was represented by Country Manager – Tanzania, Abdulkher Islam, Senior Transport Engineer Simon Miring’u, Site Utilities Location Engineer Seif Seif, Quantity Surveyor Bahati Mbambe, and Senior Highway Engineer Daniel Kabado.


Investment in infrastructure that is robust, reliable, sustainable, and inclusive is of paramount importance. Dedication to innovation, excellence, and social responsibility is at the forefront of current endeavours. SMEC is committed to pioneering new technologies, forging strategic partnerships, and investing in communities to create a brighter future for everyone.


As sponsors of the event, SMEC contributed to the facilitation of pivotal discussions and the promotion of collaboration within the industry. It is through collective effort that impending challenges can be overcome, forging the discovery of new prospects for advancement and innovation.


Hon. Dr. Phillip Isdor Mpango, Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania visited SMEC’s booth and invited the team for a short presentation which was aired on national TV. SMEC was also acknowledged for its contribution to infrastructure development across Tanzania, undertaking projects such as Dar es Salaam BRT Phases 1 and 3 which is currently ongoing, the Rehabilitation of Shinyanga and Sumbawanga regional airports, and the Preliminary & Detailed Design of the Zanzibar Urban Roads improvement. The Zanzibar Urban Roads improvement is currently the largest infrastructure project initiated in Zanzibar. The project includes the


FIDIC Africa brought together about 550 participants: engineers, government officials, contractors, suppliers of construction equipment and materials, and other stakeholders in the built- environment from the public and private sectors. The program included a two-day conference, gala dinner, colour night event, exhibitions, excursions, and tours.

Infrastructure is the backbone of modern society. It shapes the way we live, work, and interact with the world around us. From the roads and bridges that connect our communities to the energy and water systems that sustain them, infrastructure touches every aspect of our daily lives.”
———— Abdulker Islam, Country Manager – Tanzania