Infrastructure News - Year: 2010 - Month: January

$ 1.3 million to improve highway movement in the Ivory Coast


The World Bank has granted 112,000 Dollars to the Ivory Coast in order to promote ease of movement on highways across the country, with a further 1.2 million Dollars to be added in 2010.

The funds will be used to finance a...

Plans for Uganda-Sudan-Kenya road network rehabilitation 'underway'


Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has said that plans to tarmac roads connecting the country to southern Sudan and Kenya were already underway.

Speaking at the commissioning of the new Uganda Clays factory at Kamonkoli, he...

Categories: Transport

New bypass project could end Kenya's ferry chaos


The Kenyan government is discussing a plan to build a bypass linking Mombasa Island to the south coast, which it says will have the effect of improving road links with Tanzania and the general quality of the transport network...

Categories: Transport

MOU for African Financing Partnership signed by AfDB


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the African Financing Partnership (AFP).

President of the AfDB Donald Kaberuka explained this year's target would be the collaborative...

Categories: General

Degraded infrastructure 'compromises Nigerian deregulation plans'


Government agencies and private organisations have urged the minister of petroleum resources not to go ahead with the full deregulation of the Nigerian downstream oil sector until all the necessary infrastructure improvement is...

Rwanda finds Nyabarongo hydro power project funder


The Rwandan government has signed an agreement to receive a $60 million line of credit from the Exim Bank of India to finance the construction of the Nyabarongo hydro power project.

Collette Uwineza Ruhamya, State minister for...

Categories: Energy

Tunisia to aid Rwandan rural electrification


More than 40,000 homes in Rwanda are tipped to benefit from a rural electrification project with Tunisia.

Electrogaz and STEG International Services signed the bilateral partnership agreement adopting a single phase electricity...

Categories: Energy

Tunisia: Major highway infrastructure projects in progress


Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Mr. Slaheddine Malouche, announced the undertaking of a large number of highway infrastructure projects in the course of a press conference held this week in Tunis.

He referred to a total...

'Thousands to benefit' from clean water project in Tanzania


A new water project in the Tanzanian village of Muungano received praise at its inauguration this weekend after its successful execution promised to bring clean and affordable drinking water to its 4,600 residents.

Some Sh181.8...

Categories: Water

First wind farm in Algeria scheduled for 2012


The first wind farm in Algeria will be operational in 2012, according to a press release from Vergnet, the company which will be carrying out the work.

Vergnet has just won the invitation to tender for the project, for an amount...

Appeal to the private sector for the construction of infrastructures in Southern Africa


An appeal to private investors to finance transport, water, energy, and IT infrastructures was launched on Friday 22 January 2010 by the Southern Africa Development Community, as the Angop press agency reports.

João Caholo, the...

Morocco launches 'biggest national solar-thermal energy project'


Morocco has launched a solar-thermal energy project it claims will be able to produce 2,000MW by 2020 - 38 per cent of its power needs.

North Africa's only non-oil producing nation also anticipates being able to decrease its oil...

Categories: Energy

China EXIM bank funding saves Lagos-Kano rail plans


Nigeria is hoping for the effective drawdown of a $500 million (£310.6 million) concessional loan from China Exim bank to kick-start the Lagos-Kano railway rehabilitation project.

Finance minister Mansur Muhtar said that...

Categories: Transport

Study for Ethiopian railroad underway


The Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with four foreign companies for the launching of a study on the construction of a rail line in the country.

China Communication Construction...

Categories: Transport

PPPs 'key to Nigerian infrastructure development'


The director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Mansur Ahmed has said active participation in the public private partnership (PPP) model is the only way to reach its 2020 targets.

He was quoted...

Categories: General

Kenyan finance minister announces infrastructure investment intentions


The deputy prime minister and minister for finance Uhuru Kenyatta has presented Kenya's infrastructure investment plans for the coming year.

His speech identified this area as a priority for the country, saying it held the key...

Categories: Transport

Senegal: A fund to encourage creativity in IT


An investment fund is going to be set up in Senegal to encourage entrepreneurs to put their creations to work in the IT domain.

The announcement was made last Thursday by an official from the government programme known as the...

Phase II of EAC railway to be AfDB funded


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed to giving $8.15 million (£5 million) to the East African Community's railway project.

In supporting the second phase of the programme, the investment will facilitate the...

Categories: Transport

Gabon gives priority to infrastructures


The French Development Agency (AFD) signed an agreement this week with the Gabon State and the Gabon Energy and Water Company (SEEG) aimed at financing the establishment of water infrastructures in the northern part of...

Nigerian infrastructure investment undergoes regulatory change


From now on, all public private partnerships (PPPs) in the Nigerian development sector will need the endorsement of the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission in order to be recognised by the federal executive...

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