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Rich Africa pickings beckon Singapore urban experts

Fast-developing continent offers huge prospects for international planners and builders

Last development frontier continent: Surbana's Mr Pang (left, with SCE's Mr Kong) says Burundi saw how the S'pore system helped its neighbour Rwanda, and that's how it also 'became keen to use us as a service provider'. - PHOTO: ARTHUR LEE

[SINGAPORE] The rapidly developing continent of Africa has been attracting global urban consultants to compete for building and planning projects. These include not just the Americans and Europeans, but also the newly industrialised South Africans, the Chinese, Egyptians, Arabs, and Singaporeans