Infrastructure News

AfDB backs Zambia road project

30/09/2010

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is supporting regional integration in the area by backing a transport scheme.

It has agreed to give a $95.6 million (£60 million) loan to fund the Nacala Corridor Phase II Road project...

Categories: Transport

China and Mali strengthen cooperation

30/09/2010

China has granted Mali a loan of over 149 million dollars to renovate the Bamako-Ségou road.

The signature of the preferential loan agreement took place on Monday, 27 September 2010, at...

Categories: Transport

South Africa to enter solar energy market?

29/09/2010

South Africa is trying to improve its energy market by seeking investment in a solar-powered plant.

Energy minister Dipuo Peters has said billions of pounds are required to complete a 5,000-megawatt solar park, the Associated...

Categories: Energy

New transport project 'to improve bridge in Mali'

29/09/2010

The African Development Bank has approved plans to give $18 million (£11.8 million) to aid a transport project in Mali.

It will improve the infrastructure of the Point Y Bridge Woyowayanko in Bamako, with the money...

Categories: Transport

LION-2 fiber-optic cable construction contract signed at Mayotte

29/09/2010

On September 27 2010, telephone operators Mauritius Telecom, Orange, Emtel and France Télécom ont signed a LION II fiber optic cable construction contract at Mayotte.

This signature marks the launch...

Categories: ICT

Africa 'has to improve air transport safety'

28/09/2010

African countries need to open up their air service markets to foreign operators to improve transport safety, one expert has said.

Charles Schlumberger, the World Bank's lead air transport specialist, noted the move would not...

Categories: Transport

Poor sanitation 'ruining Kenyan water'

28/09/2010

A lack of water and poor sanitation is stifling the quality of life being experienced by Kenyans, it has been claimed.

According to an article in Irin News, residents of the Korogocho slums in Nairobi are being greatly affected...

Categories: Water

Congo-Kinshasa: France grants 674,000 dollars for drinking water supply project

28/09/2010

On September 16, the town of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, received funding of 674,000 dollars from France for a project to renovate and secure the future of the drinking water...

Categories: Water

AfDB 'wants to handle' resources of Africa

27/09/2010

The African Development Bank (AfDB) wants to be in sole charge of funds for Africa, one expert has claimed.

Compliance and safeguards division manager Anthony Nyong noted there are a number of reasons for making sure the AfDB...

Categories: General

Mali: 69 MW thermal power station to be built at Kayes

27/09/2010

The signature of a Concession Agreement for a construction project for a 69 megawatt thermal power station at Kayes, Mali, took place last week.

A ceremony was organised on this occasion,...

Categories: Energy

South Sudan $524m fund 'supports infrastructure projects'

24/09/2010

Work must continue to enhance Sudan's infrastructure, but efforts have already proved successful.

This is the conclusion of the World Bank, which explains the country has the potential to enter "a new era of peace and...

Categories: Water, Transport

Morocco invests more than a billion dollars in road infrastructures

24/09/2010

Monday September 13 2010, Morocco announced its decision to devote more than 1.2 billion dollars to the development and reinforcement of its road infrastructure in the regions bordering Algeria.

The...

Categories: Transport, Energy

ADF gives grant for road project in Burundi

24/09/2010

Wednesday September 22 2010, the African Development Fund (ADF) approved a grant of 36 million dollars to improve an important road system in Burundi.

The funds will be used...

Categories: General, Transport

World Bank: Rwanda transport project allows inter-district movement

23/09/2010

A transport project in Rwanda implemented with support from the International Development Association has helped improve links between the country's major cities.

According to the World Bank, the initiative, which began in...

Categories: Transport

New filter to help millions get access to clean water

22/09/2010

A professor in South Africa has developed an implement that may help millions get access to healthy drinking water.

Professor Eugene Cloete, dean of science at the University of Stellenbosch, has devised a filter that can be...

Categories: Water

South Korea strengthens its collaboration with Ghana

22/09/2010

In order to strengthen its co-operative relations with Ghana, South Korea is to open an office for its  cooperation agency, the Korean International Cooperation Agency, on Ghanaian territory, reports...

Categories: General, Transport, Energy

African governments 'need to improve' ICT integration

21/09/2010

African governments need to improve their ICT programmes, it has been claimed.

There needs to be a series of initiatives introduced in order to raise industrialisation on the continent, the Southern Times reports.

Professor...

Categories: ICT

New funding for transport and energy in West Africa

21/09/2010

The Regional Fund for Development and Financing for the transport and energy sectors, known as  FODETE-CEDEAO, was officially born last Saturday at Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.

A ceremony...

Categories: Transport, Energy

ADB: new financing agreements for electrical infrastructures in Burkina Faso and Cameroon

21/09/2010

The African Development Bank has just signed an agreement with Burkina Faso for a grant of 39 million dollars to finance a project for the development of electrical infrastructures and...

Categories: Energy

World Bank 'to step up investment' in Africa

20/09/2010

The World Bank has announced it is going to increase its efforts to encourage investment in the continent of Africa over the next five years.

Since the introduction of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, the International...

Categories: General

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