Infrastructure News

Zimbabwe bill could enhance ICT infrastructure

23/04/2010

ICT infrastructure in Zimbabwe may be enhanced if legislation is passed by ministers.

According to SciDev.Net, the country is planning on taking advantage of ICT opportunities in the Information and Communications Technology...

Categories: ICT

AfDB recognises African clean energy projects

22/04/2010

Clean energy infrastructure in Africa has been praised for its achievements and work towards climate change targets.

According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), its board of directors has been quick in approving plans to...

Categories: Energy

Moroccan highway network set for expansion

22/04/2010

Last Monday, 12 April, saw the inauguration of the Berrechid-Beni Mellal motorway project in Morocco.

King Mohamed VI took this occasion to present the master scheme for motorways, which plans for the extension of the motorway...

Categories: Transport

PERG electrifies Morocco

22/04/2010

The French Development Agency (AFD) is contributing to Morocco’s Global Rural Electrification Programme (PERG).

The PERG, a project launched by the Moroccan authorities and the National Electricity Office (ONE) in 1995, aims to...

Categories: Energy

Green Growth Strategy planned for Africa

21/04/2010

Africa could look towards greener energy solutions and natural resources as part of a new scheme.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is studying a number of pilot projects that consider how the continent could become more...

$234 million for drinking water in Mali

21/04/2010

The Mali Ministry of Energy and Water has just announced that it will be meeting a number of funds providers on 29 and 30 April next in order to come to an arrangement for financing the drinking water supply project in Kabala, as...

Categories: Water

New website 'a hub for African finance'

20/04/2010

A new ICT tool in Africa could mean various financial institutions find it easier to coordinate their efforts.

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership launched www.mfw4a.org yesterday (April 19th), which is hosted...

Categories: ICT

ADB lends Benin more than $49 million for a highway project

20/04/2010

The African Development Bank (ADB) has lent a package of 49.4 million Dollars to Benin in order to finance a project for upgrading the key highway linking Ndali-Nikki-Chicandou to the Nigerian border.

This financing consists of...

Categories: Transport

World Bank financing South African coal-fired power station

20/04/2010

The World Bank has granted a loan of 2.8 billion Euros to South Africa, intended to finance the construction of a coal-fired power station, Medupi (North East) and the installation of solar panels and wind farms.

With a power of...

Categories: Energy

Will solar energy save Darfour?

20/04/2010

Oil exploration and hydro-electric dams on the Nile are at present the essential providers of energy in the Sudan.

These are insufficient resources to provide the 20,000 additional MegaWatts which it is anticipated will be...

Categories: Energy

Nigeria transport and housing projects visited by Orubebe

19/04/2010

Transport and housing in Nigeria could see improvements after Elder Godsday Orubebe, minister of Niger Delta affairs, announced oil-bearing communities will be developed.

He visited the East-West road project and highlighted its...

Categories: Transport

Ethiopian company extends its Internet network to rural areas

19/04/2010

ETC, the Ethiopian national telephone operator, is going to extend its high-performance Internet network to the isolated regions of the country, in partnership with the company Giliat Satellite Networks, which is going to provide...

Categories: ICT

AfDB agrees loan for Uganda transport project

16/04/2010

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced it signed loan agreements for Uganda's third Road Sector Support Project and the Rural Income and Employment Enhancement Project.

According to yesterday's (April 15th) reports,...

Categories: Transport

Grant for water project in The Gambia approved

16/04/2010

Water infrastructure in The Gambia could see improvements, following a grant approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The bank announced yesterday (April 15th) it had approved the African Water Facility grant of almost...

Categories: Water

Kenya ICT project begins roll-out

15/04/2010

ICT in Kenya should be available to more of the population by the end of they year, according to government legislation.

The Kenya Communication Amendment Act 2009 means the country's telecoms firms must create a number of...

Categories: ICT

Egypt to invest $110 billion Dollars in electricity infrastructures

15/04/2010

The Egyptian Minister of Electricity, Hassan Younès, announced on Monday 12 April that the government is going to invest 110 billion Dollars between now and 2027 in Egypt in the electricity sector.

Egypt’s ambition is to achieve...

Categories: Energy

Tanzania finance minister thanks AfDB

14/04/2010

Mustafa Mkulo, finance minister for Tanzania, has thanked the African Development bank (AfDB) for its support.

Speaking at the AfDB's annual stakeholders cocktail, the minister explained how useful the finances from the bank have...

Senegal: State acquires a power station

14/04/2010

In order to establish better control over the development and access to electricity in Senegal, the State is going to acquire the power station of its independent energy producing partner GTI.

An agreement was signed on...

Categories: Energy

Uranium mining could begin in Tanzania

13/04/2010

Uranium mining will soon take place in Tanzania, after the country revealed it has made a discovery of the mineral.

According to the East African, deposits of uranium oxide in the country are worth $2.2 billion (£1.43...

African ICT could aid green economy

13/04/2010

African countries may consider enhancing their ICT infrastructure, after it was claimed such technology can help the economy.

Environmental benefits can also occur as a result of these developments, which must be made affordable...

Categories: ICT

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