Infrastructure News

Senegal: 55 million Dollars for a coal-fired power station

30/11/2009

The African Development Bank (BAD) has approved a loan of 55 million Dollars to finance the construction of a coal-fired electricity generating station in Senegal.

This is to be constructed at Sendou, near Dakar, and the work...

Two projects for water treatment and supply in the DRC and Tunisia

30/11/2009

The drainage and water treatment network of the town of Beja in Tunisia is going to be entirely upgraded and modernised.

The aim is to separate the sewer system from that of the rainwater removal network, with the replacement of...

Few African nations 'on track to meet water goals'

30/11/2009

Few African nations are currently on track to reach the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals for water, an Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) has noted. With about five years to go until the target deadline...

Categories: Water

Regional cooperation 'necessary for Nigerian energy goals'

30/11/2009

Nigeria's energy goals are not set high enough - and the country should look towards regional programmes to achieve the affordability and accessibility its population needs.

This is according to People's Democratic Party elder...

Categories: Energy

Greater access to drinking water in West Africa

27/11/2009

A programme of waste water treatment and access to drinking water is going to be established in Senegal which will benefit 220,000 people, according to the APS press agency.

Initiated by the NGO Eau Vive (Living Water), it will...

Categories: Water

Yenagoa-Brass road building starts

27/11/2009

A multibillion-naira scheme to create a new road link between Yenagoa and Brass in Nigeria has begun work just two weeks after being awarded by the federal government.

The launch of the Yenagoa-Brass road project represents a...

Categories: Transport

East African telecoms infrastructure 'to be modernised'

27/11/2009

Nokia Siemens Networks has agreed a deal with Zain to help modernise the company's telecoms infrastructure throughout its East African operations.

The dealwill see work being undertaken in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to improve...

Categories: ICT

Renewable and low-emission projects needs 'significant investment'

27/11/2009

The African Development Bank has warned that the continent's countries must begin upping their infrastructure investment in renewable energy and other projects to cut carbon emissions.

Gilbert Mbesherubusa, infrastructure...

Categories: Energy

Electrical connection planned between Tunisia and Italy

26/11/2009

A draft agreement has just been signed between Italy and Tunisia to initiate a study of the potential of renewable sources of energy and their application. The objective is to create an interconnection for electricity between...

Categories: Energy

Funding green lights wind power plant for South Africa

26/11/2009

A financial boost from the Clean Technology Fund will be used in part to build a wind power farm in the western cape of South Africa.

The investment plan, which is set to see $500 million (£302 million) given to the country...

Categories: Energy

Two electricity generating stations under construction in South Africa

25/11/2009

The world’s two largest coal-fired dry-cooling power stations are currently under construction in South Africa.

Based at Medupi and Kusile, they will produce 4800 MW each, so as to put an end to the frequent power cuts which...

Categories: Energy

Algeria: A new project to double the capacity at Bejaia Airport

24/11/2009

DTP, the Directorate of Public Works, has just announced a major renovation project to take place at Bejaia Airport in Algeria.

The landing runway at the airport will be extended from 2400 to 3000 metres.

The terminal will also...

Categories: Transport

Geothermal energy 'will take Kenya far'

24/11/2009

Geothermal energy will help Kenya go a long way, according to World Bank Africa region vice president Obiageli Ezekwesili.

Speaking during a visit to a power plant in Naivasha this week, she said this type of renewable source...

Categories: Energy

ONAS aims to involve local areas in waste water management in Senegal

23/11/2009

ONAS, the Senegal National Office of Cleansing and Drainage, is seeking to establish a partnership arrangement with the municipalities in the region of Dakar in order to establish an association for more effective management of...

Categories: Water

Which African countries are best equipped in NTIC?

23/11/2009

The United Nations Commerce and Development Conference submitted a report on Thursday 19 November 2009 on NTIC in Africa.

Gabon featured in first place in terms of the rate of coverage for mobile telephones, followed by Algeria...

Categories: ICT

New Niger State ICT park 'will create thousands of jobs'

23/11/2009

A new information and communication technology (ICT) park in Niger State will provide thousands of jobs for people in the region. Some 975 million naira (£3.9 million) is to be spent on the Minna complex in Nigeria, which...

Categories: ICT

Babalola: Infrastructure development should be decentralised

20/11/2009

Nigerian finance minister Remi Babalola has suggested decentralising infrastructure projects.

In his paper entitled Infrastructural Development of Ibandanland, delivered at the 2009 Ibadan Week Conference in Abuja, Mr Babalola...

Categories: General

Liberia presses for accelerated transport development

20/11/2009

President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has highlighted the need for accelerated progress on transport infrastructure projects.

She called upon the nation's development partners to end delays on the construction and...

Categories: Transport

Dam to overcome thirst in Kenya

19/11/2009

A dam project on the River Mwache in Kenya is due to be completed by 2012.

With a capacity of 205,000 cubic metres of water per day, it will serve 1.5 million people in the towns of Kinango, Kaloleni, and Mombasa, which are...

Huge upgrade project for commercial port in Algeria

18/11/2009

A project unveiled this week by the Algerian Government aims to triple the capacities of the commercial port of Béjaïa between now and 2025.

This is a project of critical importance, since the quays and interim storage...

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