Infrastructure News

Cameroon: Construction of second bridge over river Wouri to start in October

31/01/2011

Cameroon's ministry for public works has just announced that the construction of the second bridge over the river Wouri, linking the city of Douala to the facilities of the Autonomous Port of Douala,...

Categories: Transport

Kenya's energy infrastructure to benefit from new project

31/01/2011

Kenya's energy infrastructure is set to improve after Siemens was awarded a deal to improve two power substations in the country.

The contract is worth $33.7 million (£21.2 million) and has been handed out by Kenya...

Categories: Energy

WADB grants 41 million USD loan to expand electricity power station in Burkina Faso

28/01/2011

The West African Development Bank (WADB) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Burkina Faso as partial financing for a project to increase the capacity of the power station in Komsilga.

The...

Categories: Energy

Sierra Leone receives money for solar energy project

28/01/2011

A solar energy project in Sierra Leone has received a $20 million (£12.6 million) loan, with the money being used to improve the energy infrastructure of the nation.

The deal, which is being provided by the Economic...

Categories: Energy

Guinea to benefit from $23m AfDB grant

27/01/2011

An energy infrastructure project in Guinea is to be funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

A $23 million (£14.5 million) grant will help with the rural electrification project and 60,000 people are to gain access to...

Categories: Energy

Angola: Submarine communication cable operational by March

27/01/2011

The cost of laying the second submarine communication cable for Angola is estimated at 92 million dollars, it was said last Sunday by António Nunes, engineer with Angola Cable, to...

Categories: ICT

DRC: Gas exploitation project at Lake Kivu could generate 200 Mw

27/01/2011

January 21: William Wu, CEO of Chinese company "Catidc Power", presented Congolese Minister for Energy Gilbert Tshiongo with a project for generating electricity from gas at Lake Kivu, in...

Categories: Energy

Energy infrastructure in Tanzania to improve

26/01/2011

Tanzania can expect its energy infrastructure to improve dramatically once a wind farm project has been completed.

It will be the second biggest scheme of its kind in east Africa - creating 100MW - and will be located in...

Categories: Energy

Algeria: Work on the solar panel plant at Rouiba starts this quarter

26/01/2011

The plant to produce photovoltaic solar panels at Rouiba, in Algeria, will be operational by 2012.

Work should commence before the end of the first quarter of this year, the company Sonelgaz,...

Categories: Energy

Senegal: BIDC finances water infrastructure project in Touba

25/01/2011

The Senegalese government has announced the launch of a project to construct infrastructures for the transport and distribution  of water in order to end the shortages affecting the region...

Categories: Water

Algeria: Renewable energy development program to create 200,000 jobs

25/01/2011

The government of Algeria is to set up a program comprising 65 renewable energy generation infrastructure projects across the country.

This program, which will shortly be presented to the government,...

Categories: Energy

Senegal receives 73 million from China for the electricity sector

25/01/2011

China has granted a loan of 73 million USD to Senegal in order to finance an electrical infrastructure project.

The aim is to resolve the problems of shortages experienced by the Dakar...

Categories: Energy

Water infrastructure programme to help Ghanaians

25/01/2011

Water infrastructure in Ghana is set to be enhanced thanks to an innovative organisation.

It is called Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor and it will see local and global expertise combined to improve the quality of water...

Categories: Water

LTogo launches a bond for 1.4 billion USD on the UEMOA market

24/01/2011

The government of Togo has just launched a bond for 1.4 billion dollars, it was learned January 20 by the Xinhua press agency.

The purpose is to finance the construction of road infrastructures, but...

Categories: Transport

Wind project to boost Namibia's energy infrastructure

24/01/2011

Energy infrastructure in Namibia is to be improved thanks to the development of a wind farm.

The 44MW wind power generation plant will be located at Diaz Point in Luderitz and will cost $150 million (£94 million) to...

Categories: Energy

Niger: WADB finances a renovation project on the Niamey-Ouagadougou corridor

21/01/2011

Tuesday last, the West African Development Bank (BOAD) granted funding of 24.6 million dollars to renovate and asphalting of the Niamey-Namaro-Farié road.

This project will improve a section of about 67...

Categories: Transport

Swaziland to receive World Bank investment

21/01/2011

Swaziland is to benefit from a major investment from the World Bank that will help fund a number of projects.

A $26.9 million (£16.9 million) loan is being supplied and it will provide support to urban and rural...

Categories: General, Transport

Kenya's water infrastructure to improve thanks to emergency works

20/01/2011

Kenya is to benefit from enhanced water infrastructure after a 100 million Kenyan shilling (£805,000) improvement project was completed.

According to Daily Nation, emergency work at the Dunga treatment plant has now been...

Categories: Water

Gambia and Mali log onto the Internet by optical fiber

20/01/2011

The World Bank is to provide finance of 27 million dollars for a fiber optic cable construction project in Gambia, it was learned by the PANA press agency on January...

Categories: ICT

Togo: New fee to finance airport infrastructures

19/01/2011

The government of Togo is to impose a fee on all passengers using the country's airports in order to finance the development of the airport infrastructures.

The announcement was reported...

Categories: Transport

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