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The BLGCC wishes to inform Belgian/Luxembourg companies that the Government of the Republic of The Gambia (GOTG) will soon be seeking competitive bids from third-party investors and contractors to support the expansion of the Port of Banjul. The GOTG, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the Gambia Public Procurement Authority, is interested in exploring potential public-private partnership opportunities with Belgian/Luxembourg companies, including for port operations. For more information, please contact the Chamber for the latest updates on this opportunity.
The exact deadline for the release of a competitive tender is not yet known, but it is expected to be determined before the end of 2020.
Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce (BLGCC)
Gijzelaarsstraat 21, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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BLGCC President Mr. Thomas De Beule held various meetings with the Gambian private and public sector and company visits while in The Gambia during his visit in January 2020.
This included meetings with the CEO of GIEPA (Investment Agency), a dinner meeting and company visit with the CEO & Founder of Innovarx Global Health, attendance at the second day of the 5th TAFCON, conference & networking event with the theme: The Gambia’s, a meeting with TANGO (NGO body in The Gambia), a meeting with the CEO of the The Disruptive Lab, a company visit to Farm Fresh, a company visit to Finish Profiles, a field visit to GIKAY FARMS and more.
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BLGCC President Mr. Thomas De Beule held various meetings with Diplomatic Missions and Development Agencies while in The Gambia and Senegal during his visit in January 2020.
This included an invitation for a meeting by the Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation to The Gambia, a courtesy call to the Honorable Consul of Belgium to The Gambia, a meeting with the Intervention Manager of ENABEL in The Gambia, a lunch meeting with the Trade Commissioner of the Embassy of Belgium in Dakar, Senegal and more.
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The BLGCC Gambian-Belgian New Year’s Reception was held on the 17th of January in The Gambia at YOSH Restaurant in attendance Ambassador-At-Large for Development | CEO Global Properties LTD Mr. Saul Frazer and other High-profile public and private sector guests such as European Union Delegation Head of Cooperation team and Managing Director of GAMWORKS (public infrastructure body).
“Belgium Renews Partnership with Private Businesses in the Gambia” The Chronicle (newspaper):
“The President of Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce (BLGCC), Thomas De Beule is of the view that the private sector in The Gambia is getting bigger and more structured as he prepares for creating more visibility for them in Europe.
He was speaking to The Chronicle at the reception, last weekend which his chamber organized to create a networking session between the movers and shakers of business partners in both countries as well as public officials.
“It’s really our aim to let these two groups of people meet (Belgium and Gambians private sectors) and have discussions on ways to collaborate in win-win situations. As you can see it’s a mix of public and private officials and we are very happy with the turnout. The creation of the chamber basically is to network and to build a very strong relationship between Belgium and The Gambia,” he told The Chronicle.”
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On Sunday 17th of November 2019 the Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce – BLGCC co-organized a seminar on “Doing Business with Gambia, Ghana and Belgium” in Beijing, China with a focus on Belgium as a gateway to Europe and Africa within the “one belt, one road ” initiative.
With speakers of the Embassy of The Gambia, Gambia Tourism Board, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency, BLGCC, the Gambia-China Business Council, the Belgium Ghana Business Council – BGBC and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-Council.
The seminar was held during the Royal Belgian Economic Mission to China headed by HRH Princess Astrid from the 16th until the 22nd of November (largest ever, +630 participants) which one of our members A-Law International Law Firm participated in, A-Law has built a strong clients portfolio, foundation and reputation in creating a bridge of knowledge and business between Belgium/ Africa and China.
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The Belgium-Luxembourg-Gambia Chamber of Commerce (BLGCC) is glad to inform its members and partners that The Ministry of Tourism, The Gambia has taken the step to make the country a visa free zone for all chartered and scheduled flights for certain countries.
Statement of The Gambia Tourism Board:
“The Gambia Tourism Board has the honour to inform everyone that in line with the new visa free policy adopted by the Ministry of Tourism, The Gambia is now a visa free zone for all chartered and scheduled flights.
The Gambia Tourism Board further wishes to inform that the new visa free policy applies to citizens from the following countries:
* All Commonwealth countries
* All European Union countries
* All African countries, and
* Baltic states ”
FACTS GAMBIA TOURISM SECTOR:
- 20 % contribution to GDP
- Largest source of foreign exchange earnings
- The Gambia offers several incentives for investments in the tourism sector such as for investments above the threshold of $250,000, incentives include a 10-year tax holiday.
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The Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce – BLGCC welcomes 3 new members into its network:
DEME Group, international Belgian dredging company with vast activities in Africa. In December 2018 DEME executed a dredging project in the Port of Banjul.
Picture: Area Director Africa, DEME Group during the Chamber seminar on “Doing Business with Gambia and Senegal” in Antwerp, Belgium.
Havrico Insurance, active in the maritime insurance industry with a focus on commodities. They currently already have a large portfolio of clients in The Gambia.
Picture: company visit by our President Mr. Thomas De Beule at Havrico Insurance offices in Antwerp, Belgium.
APPRO-TECHNO, Belgian manufacturer of compressed earth-block machinery with a large market in West-Africa. They already have a presence in neighbouring Senegal and are looking to enter the Gambian market.
Picture: our President Mr. Thomas De Beule together with the CEO of APPRO-TECHNO during the Chamber seminar on “Doing Business with Gambia and Senegal” in Antwerp, Belgium.
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From the 23rd until the 25th of July MDI and MOHERST in partnership with GIEPA, GCCI an Sahel Invest will be hosting the 1st National CEO Conference in The Gambia under the theme:
Connecting and creating for national development.
The Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce – BLGCC will be represented by our Vice-President Mr. Abdoulie Touray.
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On the 5th of July the French Embassy in Dakar, Senegal (who covers The Gambia) hosted Gambian officials and private sectors key figures at the first edition of the France-Gambia Business Forum.
Amongst the invited officials was Mr. Abdoulie M. Touray, Vice-President of the Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce – BLGCC / Chairman of the Gambia Toursim Board.
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Group picture with the Ambassador of France in Dakar, Senegal.Read More
On Wednesday 13th of June 2019 the Belgium Luxembourg Gambia Chamber of Commerce – BLGCC organized a seminar on “Doing Business with Gambia and Senegal” co-organized by A-Law International Law Firm in Antwerp, Belgium with speakers of the Embassy of The Gambia, Global Properties Gambia Limited, DEME Group, ECU Worldwide, APPRO-TECHNO and Africa paid
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