27 march 2013
China State Construction Engineering Corp (CSCEC), the third biggest global contractor in the world, according to ENR, has been busy in the last month.
On 22 March it announced that it had won a $120m contract to build a new, 54,400 sq m psychiatric hospital in Dubai.
On 15 March it signed an MoU with the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner in Tanzania pledging "concrete and speedy cooperation" on projects including a new, super-high-rise observation tower near Mount Kilimanjaro – pending government approval.
On 12 March, National Day in Mauritius, it attended the maiden flight out of the African country’s brand new, $305m airport, which it built.
Among other things, a new, super-high-rise observation tower near Mount Kilimanjaro is on the cards for CSCEC.
On 9 March its deputy chief economist, Li Jian, addressed the gathered national media of Congo Brazzaville, talking about corporate social responsibility, hiring local employees, donating money for education, and more.
In February CSCEC took part in a "Qiblah" ceremony, the formal orientation towards Mecca of the Djamaa Mosque it is building in Algiers.
Also in February, and still in Algeria, it announced winning contracts to build two five-star hotels – a Marriott in Constantine and a Sheraton in Annaba – together worth over $400m.