Infrastructure News

AfDB to host forum in Tunisia

26/02/2010

A meeting hosted by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is to be held in Tunisia next week.

On March 1st the group's head of poverty reduction and social protection division Sunita Pitamber will coordinate the forum in...

Categories: General

Agreements signed between Gabon and France in the infrastructure sector

26/02/2010

On the occasion of the visit by French Head of State, Mr. Sarkozy, to Libreville on 24 February 2010, new agreements were signed between Gabon and France, in particular in the infrastructure sector.

One project is going to be...

Categories: General

$2,700 million for Tunisian solar power plan

26/02/2010

The Franco-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTFCI) organized a debate on 24 February at its Tunis location on the Tunisian Solar Power Plan (PST).

This includes a large number of renewable energy projects over the...

Categories: Energy

Zuma: Infrastructure work will continue

25/02/2010

Infrastructure in South Africa has been developed for the World Cup and will continue to be improved once the contest ends.

President Jacob Zuma made the claim during an interview with the Financial Times yesterday (February...

Categories: General

Publication of report on IT development

25/02/2010

23 February last saw the issue by the International Telecommunications Union of a report on the state of development of information technologies worldwide.

Where Africa is concerned, the Seychelles, Mauritius, and the Republic...

Categories: ICT

Drinking water and drainage programme launched in Senegal

24/02/2010

<br/>A huge project aimed at improving access to drinking water and drainage was launched in Senegal on Monday, 22 February.

This involves the Usaid/Pepam programme, which will cover 90 rural localities in the regions of...

Categories: Water

World Bank loans $280m for Cairo air transport

24/02/2010

A loan to support Cairo's transport infrastructure has been approved by the World Bank's board of executive directors yesterday (February 23rd).

Worth $280 million (£181 million), the loan will support the Cairo Airport...

Categories: Transport

World Bank invests in Senegal water and sanitation

23/02/2010

Water and sanitation infrastructure in Senegal will be improved after the World Bank's board of executive directors approved a $55 million (£35.6 million) investment.

Country director Habib Fetini said the finance is...

Categories: Water

ADB invests 20 million USD in Argan infrastructure fund

23/02/2010

The African Development Bank is going to participate in the amount of 20 million Dollars in the Moroccan Argan Infrastructure Fund (ARIF), according to the AFP press agency.

The fund invests in infrastructures in North Africa in...

Categories: General

WB grants additional loan of 116.7 million Dollars to Democratic Republic of the Congo

23/02/2010

The World Bank has granted a loan of 116.7 million Dollars to finance a project for upgrading electricity infrastructures in the DRC.

This financing, the agreement for which was signed on 18 February 2010, will come within the...

Categories: Energy

Railway transport: IUR and WB set for co-operation

22/02/2010

The World Bank and the International Union of Railways (IUR) have signed heads of agreement with regard to co-operation in railway transport infrastructures in countries in the course of development.

The two organizations are...

Categories: Transport

Indian telephone operator Bharti Airtel buys Zain Afrique

22/02/2010

Indian telephone operator Bharti Airtel has acquired the African shares of Kuwaiti mobile telephone giant Zain for ten billion Dollars.

This means that Bharti will be taking on 40 million Zain customers in Africa, following...

Categories: ICT

World Bank to host African Diaspora event

19/02/2010

The World Bank has revealed that Washington will host the second African Diaspora Open House later this month.

Launched by the organisation in 2007, the African Diaspora Program (ADP) aims to work with governments in Africa and...

Categories: General

Sewage problems in South Africa

19/02/2010

Infrastructure in South Africa's Cape Flats may need investment after it was revealed that sewage has overflowed on to dunes in the area.

The Zandvliet Waste Water Treatment Works usually deals with the sewage upstream and pipes...

Categories: Water

SA government 'will scrutinise infrastructure spending'

18/02/2010

The finance minister of South Africa Pravin Gordhan has warned enterprises that are owned by the state that they must keep their spending in check.

He explained that the government planned to scrutinise how money was being spent...

Tonkolili 'doubles size of Sierra Leone project'

18/02/2010

Sierra Leone is to become one of the biggest magnetite iron-ore resources in the world.

This is following an announcement from African Minerals that it has doubled the size of its Tonkolili project in the country.

It revealed...

World Bank doubles financial support for Morocco

18/02/2010

The World Bank announced last Tuesday in Rabat that its allocation to Morocco is going to increase from 300 to 600 million Dollars per year as from 2010.

This financing forms part of the strategic partnership framework (SPF)...

Categories: Energy

President Zuma: Nationalisation is not policy

17/02/2010

Nationalisation is not government policy in South Africa, president Jacob Zuma has announced.

In reference to a debate over the country's mines, the president explained that the government will not look to nationalisation.

The...

Tunisia: Adoption of a draft law

17/02/2010

The French Development Agency is set to contribute to the financing of a project for the upgrading of water treatment and pumping stations in Tunisia.

The draft law was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies on 10 February last, and...

Categories: Water

IDB allocates $31.5 million for infrastructures in the Ivory Coast

17/02/2010

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has just allocated 31.5 million dollars to finance the upgrading of a number of infrastructures in particular in the water and transport sectors in the Ivory Coast.

The works, which will be...

Categories: Transport

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