Infrastructure News

Natural resources 'could boost Africa's infrastructure development'

30/06/2011

The natural resources found in Africa could help the continent continue to develop and improve its infrastructure.

According to the World Bank's Shantayanan Devarajan and Marcelo Giugale, the commodity boom in Africa may...

Categories: General, Energy

Angola: 700,000 households connected to drinking water

30/06/2011

The Angolan provincial drinking water supply company in Luanda (EPAL), Angola, is currently connecting 700,000 households to the drinking water supply in all the urban areas of the capital, reports...

Categories: Water

Rail infrastructure to help iron ore project in West Africa

29/06/2011

Work will begin soon on a transport infrastructure development in order to aid an iron ore project in West Africa. Sundance Resources has confirmed that it will begin construction of rail networks and a port at its Mbalam iron...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Tunisia: EIB lends 163 million Euros for roads

29/06/2011

June 26: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a finance agreement totaling 163 million Euros with Tunisia to co-finance a road modernization program.

The aim is to improve the...

Categories: Transport

South Africa 'needs clean technology solutions for green energy industry'

28/06/2011

South Africa's green energy industry will be boosted by developing its clean technology solutions, it has been suggested. Energy economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Tanja Faller has spoken about the benefits of...

Categories: Energy

AfDB's financial support for Africa's infrastructure grows by 600%

28/06/2011

The financial support given to Southern Africa by the African Development Bank (AfDB) has grown considerably over the last few years. According to a report published yesterday (June 27th 2011), the group increased its loan and...

Categories: General

CASDB injects 22 million USD into several infrastructure projects in Central Africa

28/06/2011

The Central African States Development Bank (CASDB) announced last Friday that it was going to finance several infrastructure projects in its member countries amounting to a total of 22 million...

Categories: Energy

WADB grants 47.6 million dollars to Senegal for electricity

28/06/2011

The West African Development Bank (WADB) has granted two loans to Senegal totaling 47.6 million dollars to finance two projects in the domain of electricity infrastructure.

The first loan,...

Categories: Energy

Transport project in East Africa to be given $30m

27/06/2011

A transport project in East Africa has been given an investment boost of $30 million (£18.29 million). The World Bank has agreed to additional financing for the East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project. Its...

Categories: Transport

Tanzania: 617 million dollars from ADB for infrastructure

27/06/2011

The African Development Bank (ADB) could grant up to 617 million dollars to Tanzania over the next three years as part of a new five-year development strategy, reports the Xinhua press...

Categories: Transport, Water

AfDB supports Tunisia's transport projects with highway finance

24/06/2011

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has confirmed a loan to help pay for a highway in Tunisia to show its continuing support for the country's transport infrastructure expansion.

A fund of €137.34 million (£122.04...

Categories: Transport

Germany provides 28 million USD for infrastructure in Senegal

24/06/2011

Senegal is to receive financing of almost 28 million dollars from the German cooperation agency, the KfW, as a contribution to the financing of several infrastructure, decentralization and local...

Categories: General

Work on new Botswana railway project to begin next year

23/06/2011

Construction work to build a railway line across Botswana has been scheduled for 2012, it has been revealed.

Chief executive officer of Walvis Bay Corridor Group Johny Smith told Reuters that the transport scheme to construct the...

Categories: Transport

OPEC fund finances development projects in five African countries

23/06/2011

The board of directors of the OPEC Fund for international development (OFID) announced last Sunday that it will provide a package of 56 million dollars in the form of loans and six million in...

Categories: General, Transport, Energy

Zambia: electricity demand could exceed supply by 2012

22/06/2011

By 2012, energy needs in Zambia may exceed supply, says Hanson Sindowe, chief executive of the mining company Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC).

He says the government will have to invest in this sector as a...

Categories: Energy

World Bank shows support for communications project in West Africa

22/06/2011

The World Bank has confirmed it will support an infrastructure project in West Africa.

Yesterday (June 21st), its board of executive directors gave its decision over whether to approve funding for the West Africa Regional...

Categories: ICT

World Bank agrees to transport project in Uganda

21/06/2011

The World Bank has approved plans for a transport initiative to go ahead in Uganda.

Last week, the group's board of executive directors gave the go-ahead for additional financing for the Transport Sector Development...

Categories: Transport

75 million USD from WB for South Sudan

21/06/2011

The World Bank is to grant 75 million dollars to South Sudan to contribute to the financing of infrastructure, health and employment projects, reports a press release from...

Categories: General

South Africa agrees air traffic deal with Cameroon

20/06/2011

South Africa (SA) has confirmed an air traffic deal with Cameroon, which could see a boost to its transport industry.

Business Day reported that SA transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele agreed to open the skies with his Cameroon...

Categories: Transport

World Bank launches a laboratory on mobile technologies in Kenya

20/06/2011

Last Thursday, the World Bank inaugurated a laboratory on applications for mobile telephones in Nairobi as part of a program intended to stimulate the development of information and...

Categories: ICT

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