Djibouti, slightly smaller than Massachusetts, occupies a strategic geographic location at the mouth of the Red Sea and serves as an important transshipment location for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands. The country is also the terminus of rail traffic into Ethiopia and hosts the only US military base in sub-Saharan Africa; Camp Lemonnier.
This facility is located near the Djibouti airport and the Djiboutian government is allowing the United States to use the base for demining, humanitarian, and counter-terrorism efforts. From design/build construction projects on the base to the installation of solar panels and power plants; many American companies who are doing work in Djibouti are mainly working at Camp Lemonnier. However, that is the difference between every other American company and PAT USA.
“We are seeking to work with Djibouti to establish infrastructure improvements to support the country’s income and population growth,” said Rick Weaver, Vice President of PAT. After traveling to Djibouti in mid-2012 and researching the country, PAT is extremely intent on capitalizing on the country’s growth potential; especially seeing that Djibouti’s GDP growth shot up from 3.5 percent in 2010 to 4.8 percent in 2012 (International Monetary Fund (IMF) - World Economic Outlook April 2012).
PAT USA, Inc. is one of several companies that form the PAT Group of international Engineering, Procurement, Integration and Commissioning (EPIC) construction companies. PAT is continuously expanding to new countries and cities throughout the world and achieving economic value.
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