Infrastructure News

Upgrading of the highway network between the Congo and Cameroon

30/09/2009

The African Development Bank has just approved financing to the amount of 190 million Dollars for a project for upgrading highway infrastructures in the Brazzaville – Yaoundé corridor.

The aim is to facilitate transport and...

Banda: South-to-south bank could aid infrastructure

30/09/2009

A bi-regional bank funded by south American and African nations could be a great help to infrastructure development, investment and project finance, Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been quoted by the Times of Zambia as saying....

Categories: General, Energy

Sub-saharan Africa 'has promising biofuels future - with proper infrastructure'

30/09/2009

Infrastructure limitations could prevent Africa from realising its full potential as a biofuel production hub, business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has warned.

Africa's climate and amount of available land...

Categories: Energy

South African water infrastructure plans 'need R70bn'

30/09/2009

Growing urbanisation and the widespread eradication of 'bucket systems' in South Africa has led to the need for big investment in bulk water infrastructure, water and environmental affairs minister Buyelwa Sonjica has said....

Categories: Water

Billions 'towards water infrastructure in Kwara'

29/09/2009

The rehabilitation of 78 dams and installation of new pipelines is expected to put an end to the water woes of the Kwara state in Nigeria, the governor has said.

Bukola Saraki told reporters the 8.3 billion Naira (£34.5...

Categories: Water

Investment 'should improve Uganda roads'

28/09/2009

A $173.1 million (£108.9 million) loan towards a road infrastructure project in Uganda should improve general transport conditions and the lives of hundreds of thousands of residents, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has...

Categories: Transport

125 MW wind farm in Senegal

28/09/2009

An ambitious wind farm power generation project will shortly be seeing the light of day at the Taïba Ndiaye site in Senegal.

The station will produce 125 Megawatts (MW), 15 percent of the electricity consumed in Senegal, with...

Tunisia: Several major highway infrastructure projects planned for 2010

25/09/2009

A number of highway infrastructure projects are due to be launched as from the beginning of 2010 in the region of Jendouba, in the north-west part of Tunisia, it was learned this week.

This involves major work on 36 km of roads...

Categories: Transport

Nigeria railway project 'revived'

25/09/2009

After a three-year hiatus, the final 22 kilometres of railway going from Ovu to Warri in Nigeria is to be revived, the minister of transport has said - but some are calling for a wider scope.

Ibrahim Bio announced the government...

Categories: Transport

Museveni: Transport infrastructure is key

24/09/2009

Sub-Saharan Africa must urgently improve the road networks in order to develop, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has told the United Nations.

The General Assembly in New York heard how the continent's progress was heavily...

Categories: Transport

Universal access to electricity for South Africa in 2012?

23/09/2009

The South African electricity company Eskom is planning to invest billions of Dollars in its energy infrastructures over the next ten years in order to cover the country’s demand, according to CEO Kannan Lakmmeharan.

“Our aim of...

Categories: Energy

AU: Regional power programmes vital

23/09/2009

The infrastructure and energy commissioner for the African Union (AU) has said that power pooling could be a way for the whole continent to overcome energy problems.

In an interview with Reuters in Addis Ababa, Elham Ibrahim...

Categories: Energy

Grant of 20 million Dollars for health improvement project in the Congo

22/09/2009

On Wednesday 16th the African Development Bank (BAD/ADB) approved a grant of 20 million Dollars to finance a health improvement project in the cities of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Congo.

Initiated by the...

Categories: Water

NSE: Allow us to help diversify electricity sources in Nigeria

22/09/2009

The president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has offered the organisation's expertise and advice to the Nigerian government to help with the diversification and development of the country's energy sources.

Kashim Ali...

Categories: Energy

AfDB: Rwanda water supply project 'to receive second $25m grant'

21/09/2009

A programme aimed at improving the supply and sanitation of rural Rwanda's water supply has entered its second phase with the signature of a $25 million (£15.5 million) grant.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) signed the...

Categories: Water

Nigeria making massive investment to upgrade energy infrastructures

21/09/2009

The Minister of State with responsibility for energy, Nuhu Somo Way, has just announced approval by Nigeria of a number of new contracts, in particular in the field of energy, amounting to 43.5 million Dollars.

During an energy...

Categories: Energy

Nuclear: South Africa and United States in co-operation

21/09/2009

South Africa and the United States have signed an agreement for co-operation and research in the field of nuclear energy.

The agreement was signed in Vienna on Monday 14 September in the presence of the American Energy Secretary...

Categories: Energy

Togo and Benin enter the fibre optic age

18/09/2009

A Nigerian company, Phase 3, is going to be extending its fibre optic network to Benin and Togo, it was announced on Wednesday 16th.

The Phase 3 Group has signed an agreement with the Electricity Community of Benin for the...

Categories: ICT

AfDB: $175m mining loan will benefit key sectors in Mauritania

18/09/2009

A $175 million (£107 million) mining loan will contribute to both improving both infrastructure development and the business environment in Mauritania, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said.

Receiving the funds is...

Categories: General

Electrawinds to construct wind farm in South Africa

17/09/2009

Belgian company Electrawinds has just announced the construction of a high production wind farm near Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

Commissioned by the Government, the farm will consist of 25 wind generators measuring 150...

Categories: Energy

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