Infrastructure News

AfDB president 'reformed infrastructure operations'

31/08/2010

Donald Kaberuka, African Development Bank (AfDB) group president, is set to commence his second five-year mandate and according to the organisation, has had a transformative effect on its infrastructure operations.

He was...

Categories: General

First nuclear power plant in Egypt to be constructed on the Al-Dabaa site

31/08/2010

Egypt is going to be constructing its first nuclear power plant at Al-Dabaa, on the Mediterranean coast, as reported by the France Press agency.

The announcement was made by a spokesperson for President Moubarak on 25 August...

Categories: Energy

World Bank suggests African infrastructure improvements

27/08/2010

African governments have been advised by the World Bank that improvements in the quality of their infrastructure - such as roads - will help them become more competitive in trade, as demonstrated by countries such as China.

Ngozi...

Categories: General

Angolan government approves infrastructure rehabilitation projects

27/08/2010

On Thursday 26 August, at a meeting of the Council of Minister, the Angolan government approved a number of projects for the upgrading and construction of infrastructures in the energy sector, as revealed by the Angola Press...

Categories: Energy

World Bank allocates $5.5 billion for solar power in North Africa

26/08/2010

The World Bank is going to grant a package of 5.5 billion Dollars to five countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region towards the financing of solar energy projects.

The countries concerned are Tunisia, Egypt,...

Categories: Energy

China, South Africa solar energy deal 'agreed'

26/08/2010

New solar panels are to be produced in South Africa after a Chinese firm signed a contract to boost the country's energy infrastructure.

Suntech Power Holdings, the largest solar panel manufacturer in China, will produce...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Many African lands 'suitable for rural infrastructure investment'

26/08/2010

Africa is home to a quarter of the world's arable land and would be able to support its own food production with the proper help and infrastructure, one expert has said.

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, writer for the Guardian's...

Categories: General

Morocco water treatment project supported by World Bank

26/08/2010

A contract has been signed by the national water supply board of Morocco (ONEP) and the World Bank, giving the go-ahead to a scheme set to improve access to water for the country's citizens.

Salaheddine Mezouar, minister of...

Categories: Water

Ethiopian officials 'appreciate AfDB infrastructure efforts'

25/08/2010

Improvements made to Ethiopia's infrastructure - which may include road, water and energy projects - have been commended by the country's government officials.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) group chief economist...

Categories: General

A Zimbabwean telephone operator receives $60 million

25/08/2010

Zimbabwe telephone operators Econet Wireless announced last week that they had obtained a loan of 60 million Dollars from Swedish credit agency EKN, in order to finance the expansion of their network across the territory.

The...

Categories: ICT

China and South Africa strengthen co-operation in the infrastructure sector

25/08/2010

South African President Jacob Zuma declared last Tuesday that he is intending to strengthen commercial exchanges with China, in particular in the infrastructure sector.

He is hoping in this way to speed up their development and...

Categories: General

Lack of basic infrastructure 'led to land reclamation' in Ethiopia

24/08/2010

Authorities have reclaimed land in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, after developers did not create the basic infrastructure needed for construction projects to succeed.

This is according to the Addis Fortune, which states: "In some...

Categories: General

Japan grants loan to the Ivory Coast for water supply infrastructures

24/08/2010

Four million twenty five thousand US Dollars: That is the amount the Japanese government has just granted to the Ivory Coast in order to upgrade its water supply infrastructures.

Japanese ambassador Okumura Yoshifumi declared at...

Categories: Water

Energy self sufficiency to be improved in Kenya?

23/08/2010

Kenya's energy self sufficiency could be set to be improved by biofuels.

According to the African Centre for Technology Studies, the country has to zone areas of growing high yield feed stocks to create biofuels as a green...

Categories: Energy

Infrastructure spending 'needed for SA growth'

20/08/2010

Spending on infrastructure in South Africa will be needed in order for the country's economy to continue to grow.

This is according to Henk Langenhoven, economist at the South African Federation of Civil Engineering (Safec),...

Categories: General

Barthi Airtel extending to Seychelles and Gabon

20/08/2010

Telephone operators Bharti Airtel announced on 16 August 2010 its intention of investing ten million Dollars over three years in the Seychelles, in a number of IT infrastructure projects.

Bharti Airtel have in fact just acquired...

Categories: ICT

Road construction project 'to benefit retail industry'

19/08/2010

A road construction project planned for Zambia is likely to bring a number of advantages to South Africa's retail industry.

This is according to Business Day, which explains the transportation infrastructure scheme will mean...

Categories: Transport

Tunisia investing $5.5 billion in high-speed train

19/08/2010

Tunisia has just announced its intention to invest 5.5 billion Dollars in developing a high-speed railway line which will link its territory to Libya Morocco, and Algeria.

The investment, which will be spread over the next ten...

Categories: Transport

Ghana 'must embrace ICT in order to grow'

18/08/2010

Information and communication technology (ICT) plays an important role in the future economic growth of Ghana.

This is according to President John Evans Atta Mills, whose speech was read by communications minister Haruna Iddrisu...

Categories: ICT

Water infrastructure projects in Algeria and Tunisia

18/08/2010

A project involving the modernisation and rehabilitation of the agricultural irrigation network of the plains of Hebra and the Province of Mascara in Algeria will be set in place in 2011, the daily Tribune has learned from a...

Categories: Water

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