Infrastructure News - Year: 2010 - Month: March

Electricity and water project boosted by $25.5m grant


Water and electricity infrastructure in the Republic of Congo could see improvements thanks to a grant.

The World Bank approved the grant from the International Development Association worth $25.5 million (£16.8 million)...

Categories: Water, Energy

Oil investments may boost Ghana's economy


Revenues from oil investments in Ghana may help to boost the country's economy.

This is according to a report from the International Monetary Fund, which referred to an assignment led by mission chief for Ghana Peter...

Germany intending to invest in energy infrastructures in Cameroon


German Ambassador Karin Blumberger-Sauerteig met Cameroon Minister of Industry Badel Ndanga Ndinga on 12 March last to discuss co-operation in the energy sector.

There are a number of projects under way, and the purpose of the...

Categories: Energy

EIB pledges continuing support for South Africa


South Africa will continue to benefit from funds from the European Investment Bank (EIB), according to the vice president of the body responsible for Africa.

Plutarchos Sakellaris is on an official visit to the country and...

Categories: General

Tunisia co-operating with Japan and Canada in the transport sector


Last week Tunisia and Japan signed a loan agreement for an amount of 47 million Dollars for an electrification project for the Tunis-Borj Cedria railway line.

The aim is to increase the frequency and capacity of trains in order...

Categories: Transport

Private investment in Rwandan railway called for


Private investment may be needed for to improve rail infrastructure in Rwanda.

This was the advice of Vincent Karega, minister of infrastructure, who said that railway network partners in the East African Community (EAC) are...

Categories: Transport

Irrigation project launched in Cameroon


5 March last saw the launch of a water construction project on 1200 hectares of agricultural land in the Department of Noun in Cameroon.

The project, which will amount to a value of 9.2 million Dollars, consists of the...

Categories: Water

Egyptian MSEs to benefit from $300m loan


Entrepreneurs in Egypt may gain access to a loan, which could prove vital in encouraging economic growth in the country.

On March 9th, the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved the $300 million (£199.7 million) sum...

France and EIB participate in financing infrastructures in Nigeria


The European Investment Bank has agreed a loan of 324.5 million Dollars to three Nigerian banks in order to finance infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

This involves the First Bank of Nigeria, the Guaranty Trust Bank, and...

Ivory Coast reveals its plan to emerge from the energy crisis


Director of Energy, Simon Eddy, has announced a series of measures to resolve the energy crisis in the Ivory Coast, which is regularly affected by electricity power cuts.

The State is going to import 25 MW from Ghana, and has...

Categories: Energy

Latest generation of locomotives for the Nigerian railway network


Nigeria has just received its first C25 Diesel locomotives from the company GE Transportation.

This represents a new technology for the Nigerian railway network, which is going to be used for the transport of goods and...

Categories: Transport

World Bank reveals Ethiopian forestry plan


Environmental infrastructure in Ethiopia should see improvements after the World Bank announced a new initiative.

The Humbo Assisted Natural Regeneration Project will be implemented under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development...

EAC to host railway system conference


Transport infrastructure in east Africa could see improvements after a conference on the region's railway system was announced.

Due to take place on March 11th-12th, the forum is being hosted by the East African Community (EAC)...

Categories: Transport

Zimbabwe Electricity Company receives $132 million


The Zimbabwe national electricity company has received 132 million Dollars for the development and upgrading of its infrastructures.

This financing is coming from the South African Development Bank and the African Development...

Categories: Energy

France and EIB participating in financing infrastructures in Nigeria


The European Development Bank has agreed a loan of 324.5 million Dollars to three Nigerian banks in order to finance infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

These are the First Bank of Nigeria, the Guaranty Trust Bank, and Stanbic...

Categories: General

Spain invests in Kenyan wind farm project


Renewable energy in Kenya has received a boost following investment from Spain.

Lake Turkana Wind Power is Africa's largest wind power project, The East African reports.

The Spanish government's boost of $150 million (£100...

Categories: Energy

New fibre-optic network in Togo


The company Xtera Communications has been selected by Togo Telecom to install a high-speed Internet network of greater capacity, greater robustness, and with better network availability.

The network will allow for connection to...

Categories: ICT

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