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Events industry retools to build hospitals in Africa

kf - Thursday, May 7, 2020    

Events industry retools to build hospitals in Africa

Afrika Umoja, an initiative initiated by Cape Town temporary architecture specialists HOTT3D with pan-African energy event organiser Africa Oil & Power (AOP), is tackling the COVID-19 threat in its home city and across Africa. Afrika Umoja aims to build temporary hospitals, clinics and homeless shelters to combat the coronavirus, in partnership with government, the private sector and local entrepreneurs. The venture applies HOTT3D's design, construction and project management expertise to building medical facilities within days, in potentially any location across Africa. AOP is supporting Afrika Umoja through marketing, communications and outreach to its network of partners. "The coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on companies in the events industry globally, but these highly skilled people and organisations can be redeployed. Instead of designing and building complex exhibition and conference infrastructure, we are now able to very quickly design and build temporary emergency medical infrastructure" says Liam Beattie, managing director of HOTT3D. Afrika Umoja is in discussions with provincial authorities and is ready to build at short notice in South Africa and internationally. (kf)


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