Infrastructure News - Year: 2010 - Month: November

Nigeria 'needs to improve infrastructure'


Nigeria has to improve infrastructure if it is to foster long-lasting growth in the country, one expert has claimed.

Gordon Brown, the former prime minister of the UK, observed the country will need to enhance roads, power and...

Categories: General, Transport, Energy

Launch of project to renew main highway between Ghana and Togo


The Ghanaian minister of public works, Joe Gidisu,  last Saturday announced the launch of the project to renew the Ho-Nyive-Shia-Honuta road which links Ghana to Togo.

The newspaper Republic of...

Categories: Transport

South Africa 'to benefit from solar water heater manufacturing plant'


Energy infrastructure is to be improved in South Africa with the announcement that a 40 million rand (£3.6 million) manufacturing facility for solar water heaters has been launched.

The project will lead to the creation of...

Categories: Water, Energy

Total to cofinance Gabon's connection to submarine fiber-optic cable


The Gabonese subsidiary of the Total group has signed an agreement with the State of Gabon in order to share in the financing of the project to connect to a submarine fiber-optic cable, the PANA...

Categories: ICT

African airports 'to see new aircraft'


Airports across Africa could benefit from new aircraft introduced by Ethiopian Airlines.

The organisation recently announced it has taken delivery of the first five models - the 777-200LR - becoming the first airline in the...

Categories: Transport

Mauritania: Work starts on a wind farm


Last Sunday, the Mauritanian Prime Minister, Moulaye Laghdaf, laid the first stone at Nouadhibou for a wind farm.

With a capacity of 5 megawatts, it will comprise 16 wind turbines. The...

Categories: Energy

Infrastructure development will be addressed at PPP conference


Infrastructure development is to be on the cards as the second Africa Public Private Partnership Conference prepares to get underway.

It will take place on December 1st and 2nd in Tunis and it will look to enhance the work of the...

Categories: General

DRC: Construction of a second high-voltage line between Inga and Kinshasa


At the start of this week, the Société nationale d'électricité  (SNEL) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed an agreement with the Indian group Kalpa Taru for the construction of a...

Categories: Energy

Africa's water infrastructure 'to improve with better governance'


Better governance can help to improve water infrastructure in Africa, a report has claimed.

It is called Water Sector Governance in Africa and the document seeks to discover whether or not poor administration had been the main...

Categories: Water

La Chine et le Botswana renforcent leur coopération dans les infrastructures


La Chine a signé ce week-end plusieurs accords avec le Botswana, à l'occasion de la tournée africaine du vice-président chinois Xi Jinping. "Avec cette première visite officielle, nous...

Categories: General, Energy

South Africa 'to lead continent's infrastructure growth'


Improvements in Africa's energy, transport and telecommunications infrastructure should be driven by South Africa, one expert has claimed.

Ebrahim Patel, economic development minister and delegate of the bi-lateral trade...

Categories: General, ICT, Transport, Energy

Le Cameroun souhaite réunir 400 millions de dollars pour les infrastructures


Le Cameroun a lancé jeudi dernier un emprunt obligataire afin de récolter 400 millions de dollars pour financer plusieurs travaux d'infrastructures.

Le ministre des Finances, Essimi Menye, a fait cette annonce...

Categories: ICT, Water, Transport

Nigeria launches renewable energy scheme


Nigeria is going to launch renewable energy and sustainable transport plans that will improve the infrastructure of the country.

The nation has submitted and received backing for a $250 (£156) million investment plan after...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Kenya water infrastructure to improve with new facility


A major water project is being undertaken in Kenya that will improve the infrastructure of the country.

At a cost of 1.4 billion Kenyan shillings (£10 million), the scheme is expected to improve the water supply for Nakuru...

Categories: Water

'Better electricity generation required' in Southern Africa


Southern Africa should look to boost regional economic development by increasing the amount of electricity it generates, it has been claimed.

Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, was speaking after the Caprivi Link...

Categories: Energy

Zimbabwe 'to improve energy infrastructure with ethanol project'


An ethanol project is taking place in Zimbabwe that will improve the energy infrastructure of the country.

The $600 million (£375 million) scheme is currently taking place in Chisumbanje in Chipinge, Manicaland and it is...

Categories: Energy

Energy schemes receive backing from Clean Technology Fund


A number of African middle-income countries are to alter their energy infrastructure so there is more of an emphasis towards clean technology.

Algeria, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt will receive assistance from the...

Categories: Energy

African transport infrastructure 'to improve under new scheme'


A number of African countries are to set up a project that will improve transport infrastructure in the continent and reduce the cost of doing business.

Under the secretariat of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Programme...

Categories: Transport

Niger receives cash to address lack of climate resilience


Niger has received a portion of $270 million (£167 million) in order to improve its resilience against climate impacts, which will include new water infrastructure.

The money comes from a Pilot Programme for Climate...

Categories: Water

Cameroon 'can become telecoms leader in Africa'


More time needs to be spent on making Cameroon a leader in telecoms in Africa, one expert has claimed.

Jamal Saghir, the World Bank's Africa director for sustainable development, noted it is important the country develops...

Categories: ICT

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