Infrastructure News

Solar plant to be built in South Africa's Northern Cape

31/03/2011

South African construction company Group Five will develop a solar plant that will supply energy to the power utility firm Eskom.

The price of the project will come in at five billion South African rand (£455,000) and the...

Categories: Energy

Angola to increase access to drinking water in rural areas

31/03/2011

The Angolan government wants to attain 80 per cent coverage for the supply of drinking water in the most remote areas of the country by 2012.

The announcement was made by Secretary of State for...

Categories: Water

Nuclear power station for Algeria in 2020

31/03/2011

The minister for Energy and Mines, Mr. Youcef Yousfi, announced at the start of the week at the Popular National Assembly that the country would have its own nuclear power station within nine...

Categories: Energy

Road project begins work in Ghana

30/03/2011

Work has begun on the Awoshie-Pokuase road and community development project in Accra, Ghana.

The cost of the development is $132 million (£82 million), with $83.6 million of the money coming from the African Development...

Categories: Transport

Algeria: New measures announced to promote ICT development

30/03/2011

Last weekend in Algiers, the minister for Post and Information Technologies (TIC) organised a conference on the role of ICT companies in the creation of jobs.

Moussa Benhamadi announced that...

Categories: ICT

Lake Turkana Wind Power gets go-ahead in Kenya

29/03/2011

Construction on the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project in Kenya will start before the end of the year.

There have been setbacks in the development, but a letter of support has now been received from the Kenyan...

Categories: Energy

AFD finances gas project in Tunisia

29/03/2011

France has announced its intention to make a sum of 150 million euros available to Tunisia to finance a project to extend the natural gas network in the regions in the North-West...

Categories: General, Transport, Energy

Burundi: Germany to invest 43 million euros in drinking water

29/03/2011

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Burundi promised, at the World Water Day assembly, that his country was going to invest in several projects aimed at augmenting the sources...

Categories: Water

Nigeria: Gas project to create 500,000 jobs

28/03/2011

The implementation of a vast gas project by the government of Nigeria is to create more than 500,000 jobs.

This announcement was made last Thursday by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, who said...

Categories: Energy

World Bank to invest in African infrastructure

28/03/2011

African infrastructure projects will benefit from World Bank investment.

A new policy is being launched that will replace the Africa Action Plan and it will have a wider remit than its predecessor, the East African reports.

More...

Categories: General, ICT

AfDB releases infrastructure route map for Zimbabwe

25/03/2011

A "comprehensive" infrastructure development plan has been drawn up for Zimbabwe by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

It is hoped the project will help to improve the country's economic fortunes by creating jobs...

Categories: General, ICT, Water, Transport, Energy

Zimbabwe receives a loan of 500 million USD from China

25/03/2011

Last Monday, China granted a 500 million dollar loan to Zimbabwe to finance a number of projects in a multitude of sectors, including tourism, health, education, agriculture,...

Categories: General, Water

Senegal wants to mobilize 3.4 billion USD for its infrastructure

25/03/2011

The Senegalese government wants to finance a number of infrastructure projects over the next five years, costing a total of 3.4 billion dollars.

The aim is to "lift the country, in the...

Categories: Transport

Belgium grants 16.8 million USD for a drinking water program in rural areas of Senegal

24/03/2011

Senegal has been given financing of 16.8 million dollars by Belgium in order to support its program to improve the quality of the water in rural areas of the regions at the center of...

Categories: Water

Industrial water treatment systems set for North Africa

24/03/2011

A Canadian company has been awarded a C$7.8 million (£4.9 million) contract to provide industrial water treatment systems to a number of areas including North Africa.

H2O Innovation - which has over ten years experience in...

Categories: Water, Energy

Zimbabwe needs $16bn for road rehabilitation

24/03/2011

Zimbabwe is looking for a $16 billion (£10 billion) investment in the transport infrastructure of the country.

According to the Zimbabwe Standard, the country's roads used to be considered among the best in southern...

Categories: Transport

South Africa's rail network to get major investment

23/03/2011

Plans are to be unveiled that will show how South Africa's rail network will be improved.

Officials from the government are heading to Rail Tech Europe in the Netherlands to present their programme, entitled NATMAP 2050,...

Categories: Transport

Coca Cola cash to boost Africa's water infrastructure

23/03/2011

Africa's water infrastructure will receive a $6 million (£3.6 million) boost from the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation.

The money will be spent on improving the lives of 250,000 women and girls through water and sanitation...

Categories: Water

Madagascar: Launch of sanitation works in regions of Mahajanga and Boeny

23/03/2011

Last Monday, sanitation works commenced in the region of Mahajanga and last week in the region of Boeny, in Madagascar, reports the newspaper L'Express.

Financed to the value of 74 million Ariary...

Categories: Water

East Africa to develop nuclear power?

22/03/2011

East Africa is set to embrace nuclear power as it seeks to improve its energy infrastructure in the future.

It is hoped the move towards this type of energy will lead to a reduction in the use of carbon-based fuels, the East...

Categories: Energy

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