Infrastructure News

Infrastructure 'vital for economic growth' in South Africa

31/07/2009

Investments in new infrastructures are crucial for economic growth in South Africa, it has been asserted.

The World Bank has hosted workshops examining how a small group of municipalities representing less than six per cent of...

Categories: General

Parts of west Africa 'still unconnected'

31/07/2009

Large parts of West Africa are still struggling to log on after damage was caused to the South Atlantic 3/West African Submarine Cable (Sat-3).

Mobile phone networks, the government and the banking sector have all experienced...

Categories: ICT

ECP invests in Moroccan construction company

31/07/2009

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has invested $13.8 million (£8.37 million) in the Entreprise Marocaine de Travaux (EMT) and Somadiaz in Morocco.

While the former organisation is a construction company that specialises in...

Sat 3 cable 'should be critical infrastructure'

30/07/2009

The South Atlantic 3/West African Submarine Cable (Sat 3) that recently caused disruption to internet services due to a fault should be classed as critical infrastructure, according to the president of the Nigeria Internet Group,...

Categories: ICT

IMF 'scales up' support for sub-Saharan Africa

30/07/2009

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced a package of measures to help some of the world's poorest regions, including parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

Managing director of the organisation Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the...

Categories: General

€63m to improve water in Africa

30/07/2009

Next year up to €63 million (£53.62 million) will be given to research projects aimed at improving water security in Africa.

A call for proposals has been launched by the European Commission, which will allocate the...

Categories: Water

Congo-Kinshasa: National Highway 2 in the process of upgrade

30/07/2009

Construction work on National Highway 2 in the DRC is progressing well and should be completed by 15 February 2010 at the latest.

This is the conclusion reached by the members of the co-ordination unit managing the five...

Categories: Transport

Replacing refrigeration systems in Africa to reduce energy consumption

30/07/2009

Cameroon, Egypt, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan are going to participate in a programme for replacing CFC-based refrigeration systems.

Financed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the...

Categories: Energy

EAC conference "opportune time" for development

29/07/2009

The East African Community (EAC) Investment Forum will provide the opportunity for discussions over infrastructure development in the region.

Over three days representatives of business and government will convene to review...

Categories: General

Areas 'with no infrastructure' to get solar houses

29/07/2009

Areas of South Africa said to have no infrastructure or power sources will be where houses powered by the sun are to be built. Tim Cornell is the founder of eco-home construction company Polehouses.com and has been creating such...

Categories: Energy

Uganda: Kamdini connected to water distribution system

29/07/2009

A package of 650 million Shillings (310,000 Dollars) has been released in order to connect the town of Kamdini in Uganda to the water distribution network.

Dominic Kavutse, member of the Ugandan Water Ministry, made the...

Categories: Water

Hilary Clinton to visit Africa

29/07/2009

Infrastructure, agricultural issues and global hunger are to feature in Hilary Clinton's discussions with African leaders over the coming days.

Starting on August 5th, the US secretary of state is due to tour seven countries...

Categories: General

Africa's largest wind farm to be in Kenya

28/07/2009

Kenya is to be the home of Africa's largest wind farm thanks to a project backed by the African Development Bank.

The £533 million scheme will see around 365 turbines installed in a desert around Lake Turkana in the northern...

Categories: Energy

Angola: Port and airport work at Cabinda progressing well

28/07/2009

The Province of Cabinda in Angola will soon have a deep-water port and an airport with a larger capacity, according to a statement released on Saturday 26 July by Minister of Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomas.

Studies for the...

Categories: Transport

Railway network to be upgraded soon in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso?

28/07/2009

Railway transport in the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, operated by Sitarail, may be getting a new look thanks to a recent upgrade plan.

This announcement was made on 22 July last at a press conference following the appointment...

Categories: Transport

Kenya's infrastructure 'could improve movement of goods and ideas'

28/07/2009

Kenya's infrastructure needs to be developed to improve the movement of goods and ideas.

This is the assertion of Professor Calestous Juma from Harvard University's School of Government, who also stated developing countries could...

Categories: ICT, Transport

The World Bank voices dedication to North African infrastructure

27/07/2009

The World Bank is dedicated to investing in critical infrastructures in North Africa, it has claimed.

In 2009, the organisation donated $3.2 billion (£1.9 billion) to help Middle East and North African (MENA) countries grow...

Categories: General

First Bank receives approval for bonds

24/07/2009

First Bank has received approval for bonds, which it will reportedly use to raise finance for infrastructure projects.

Reuters explained how sources had informed it Nigeria's oldest bank had gained permission for a 500 billion...

Categories: Transport

"Historic day" for Africa as fibre optic goes live

23/07/2009

The completion of a fibre optic cable system linking south and east Africa to global networks marks a "historic day" for the continent.

Operated by Seacom, the 17,000-km long undersea cable has now gone live -...

Categories: ICT

Athi River Mining to build coal-fired power plant

22/07/2009

Kenya's third largest cement maker Athi River Mining plans to import coal from South Africa to build a new 29 megawatt coal-fired power plant, it has been reported.

Some of the electricity from the $50 million (£30.4...

Categories: Energy

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