The construction sector is expanding in Mali thanks to strong population growth and an attendant increased demand for housing. Local companies such as ACI and SEMA play an important role in housing construction and planned industrial zones. Public-private partnerships have led to a large surge in public housing construction. Funding structures between the state, private banks, private construction firms, and real estate companies have enabled the construction of thousands of new homes.
Population growth and urban migration will lead to increased demand for housing and construction materials. Through its National Strategy for Social Housing, Mali plans to build 50,000 public housing units funded by local banks and third-country financial institutions, including the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. As the government seeks to increase economic development in northern Mali, there will be opportunities to support infrastructure development, including buildings, roads, dams, bridges, and airports.
The government launches frequent bids related to public housing construction and other projects. The government encourages public-private partnerships in order to increase private sector involvement in infrastructure projects. Major companies and international organizations also launch bids for construction.
- The Malian Office for Housing (OMH); http://omh-mali.net/omh/
- The Malian Company for Equipment (SEMA)
- Embassy Bamako’s Commercial Section: BamakoEcon@state.gov