Infrastructure News

Poor infrastructure 'puts off Agoa investors'

28/08/2009

Poor infrastructure is partly to blame for putting off investors, it has been reported.

AllAfrica.com explained the majority of the countries signed up to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) face problems accessing the...

Categories: General, Transport, Energy

Poorly managed water infrastructure 'affecting power'

27/08/2009

Water infrastructure in Africa is not being managed correctly and it could result in power shortfalls, it has been claimed.

Scientists have met at the Sustainable Water Conference in Kenya, calling for better models to be...

Categories: Water, Energy

Power infrastructure restored in Nigeria

26/08/2009

Nigeria's energy infrastructure has resumed normal output following damage to its gas supply. A pipeline in the Niger Delta, which supplies energy to a number of power plants, was sabotaged by unknown attackers, AFP reports. The...

Categories: Energy

Cameroon: A new port will extend over thirty kilometres

26/08/2009

Cameroon will soon be provided with a large deep water port, close to Douala.

This information was released by the Pana press agency, obtained from an official source, on Wednesday 26 July.

The port will be situated in the...

Categories: Transport

Algeria: New motorway and a high-speed train being planned

25/08/2009

A high-speed train is going to be linking the cities of Setif and Jijel in Algeria, with an operating speed of 220 km/h, according to a report released this weekend.

The daily El Moudjahid published the invitation to tender on...

Categories: Transport

Africa 'should not copy energy infrastructures'

25/08/2009

Africa should not follow the examples of China, India and US by investing in carbon-intensive energy infrastructure, it has been claimed.

This is the view of human rights activist and economic policy analyst Mavuto Bamusi,...

Categories: Energy

SA road project "prime example" of infrastructure developments

25/08/2009

A $90 million (£54.96 million) road project in South Africa (SA) has been described as a "prime example of the race for infrastructure development".

The BBC explained the country has seen a lot of construction work...

Categories: Transport

Uganda's transport network 'essential'

24/08/2009

Investing in Uganda's transport network is essential for the efficient movement of goods, it has been asserted.

Companies and Markets published a report stating the country's construction industry is expected to grow by 7.18 per...

Categories: Transport

Telecoms deal 'to make SA more competitive'

21/08/2009

South Africa (SA) will now be more globally competitive in business thanks to a new telecoms deal, it has been claimed.

Teraco Data Environemnts has signed a contract with Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), which will give the former's...

Categories: ICT

TAZARA asks for100 million Dollars from Zambian and Tanzanian governments

21/08/2009

TAZARA, the railway authority of Tanzania and Zambia, has requested the Zambian and Tanzanian governments to grant a loan amounting to100 million Dollars.

According to TAZARA, these funds will be used to clear the debts which...

Categories: Transport

Toll money 'to improve Zimbabwe's roads'

20/08/2009

Money from tollgates on Zimbabwe's roads will be used to improve the travel network, it has been reported.

Drivers in the country have now begun paying levies, with charges ranging from $1 (£0.60) for a car to $5 for a large...

Categories: Transport

$1 million assigned to Zimbabwe to transform the country’s main motorway into a dual carriageway

18/08/2009

Zimbabwe has recently acquired investors for creating a dual carriageway for the country’s main motorway, which runs from the frontier with Zambia in the north to the frontier with South Africa.

This investment amounts to 1...

Categories: Transport

West Africa back online as Sat-3 cable is repaired

18/08/2009

West Africa is back online after the fibre optic cable that supplies it with broadband was fixed.

At the end of July, the line - which runs from Europe to South Africa - experienced a fault and there was a blackout of internet...

Categories: ICT

'Barriers need to be addressed' to solve water problems

18/08/2009

To solve issues regarding unsafe drinking water and poor sanitisation, problems affecting the specific area in question need to be addressed.

Jae So is a manager for the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) and made this comment...

Categories: Water

$400m from China for Tanzanian coal project

17/08/2009

Tanzanian energy supplies look set to be boosted via a coal power project funded by $400 million on loan from China.

Kiwira has at least 35.14 million tonnes of coal deposits and in two years' time will generate 200 MW, said...

Categories: Energy

Telecoms deal to enable mobile banking in Africa

17/08/2009

A new telecoms agreement has been signed between two companies that will provide mobile banking services for Africans.

Monitise has entered into a joint venture with Paynet, which already operates an established payment network...

Categories: ICT

Zoellick promises Rwanda energy support

13/08/2009

World Bank president Robert Zoellick has said more support will be given to Rwanda in its efforts to strengthen nationwide energy supply and infrastructure.

He is currently on a three-country tour of Africa and travelled from the...

Categories: Energy

Tanzania prepares to invest in upgrading its transport systems

13/08/2009

Bloomberg reports that over the next five years Tanzania will be investing close on 5 billion Dollars in upgrading its transport systems.

This first renewal project forms part of the first phase of the investment programme...

Categories: Transport

Tanzanian transport system gets $5bn

13/08/2009

The transport system in Tanzania is to be improved via $5 billion (£3.02 billion) the country will spend on it over the next half-decade, it was announced this week.

Bloomberg reports that infrastructure development minister...

Categories: Transport

Nuclear energy in Kenya: Identification of potential sites

12/08/2009

The Government of Kenya has recently announced that two potential construction sites have been identified for its future nuclear power station, as SciDev.net reports.

The first potential site is close to the Kenyan coast, and is...

Categories: Energy

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