Infrastructure News

World Bank to invest $60m in Edo State

31/10/2011

The World Bank has confirmed it will invest $60 million (£37.4 million) in Nigeria's Edo State for various infrastructure projects.

According to Allafrica.com, the funding institution was satisfied with the performance...

IDB pledges $70m to Mozambique

28/10/2011

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has pledged $68.3 million (42.5 million) to Mozambique over the next three years to finance various infrastructure projects.

Covering developments between 2011-13, the money will be used for...

World Bank approves $250m for Eskon power plant

28/10/2011

The World Bank has approved $250 million (£175.5 million) in funding for a power facility in South Africa.

Utility firm Eksom has been granted the money to develop a wind and solar plant in Upington, in the Northern Cape...

Categories: Energy

$1bn deal for Ethiopian Railway

28/10/2011

A $1 billion (£625 million) deal has been agreed between the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) and the China Railway Group (CREC) that will see new railway infrastructure built in the country.

The CREC will build a new...

Côte d'Ivoire: Lancement officiel des travaux de la centrale d'Azito

26/10/2011

Le président Ivoirien Alassane Ouattara a procédé vendredi dernier au lancement officiel du projet de la centrale Azito 3, à Yopougon, dont le coût total est estimé à plus de 420...

La Chine finance la construction du pont Maputo-Katembe

26/10/2011

La Chine va financer à hauteur de 300 millions de dollars la construction du pont entre Maputo et Katembe, qui reliera les deux rives de la baie de la capitale du Mozambique, a annoncé le Centre de Promotion des...

Categories: Transport

World Bank projects hit $4bn in Nigeria

26/10/2011

The various infrastructure projects funded by the World Bank will have reached a total value of $4 billion (£2.5 billion) in Nigeria by 2013, according to Leadership.

Speaking at a conference this week, the bank's...

Categories: General

Dubai firm plans smelter in Tanzania

26/10/2011

A Dubai-based energy firm has announced plans to build a $500 million (£312 million) copper smelter and sugar plant in Tanzania, reports Reuters.

City Energy & Infrastructure has announced that the first ever copper...

Categories: Energy

Funds finalised for Kunzvi Dam

25/10/2011

A group of private contractors have finalised the $370 million (£231 million) needed to fund the Kunzvi Dam project in Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwe Herald reports that a timeline could not be given on when construction will...

Categories: Energy

South Africa announces £63bn infrastructure plan

25/10/2011

South Africa has announced its intention to focus on improving the country's infrastructure, with £63 billion earmarked to boost services in the next three years, reports Engineering News.

Public sector infrastructure...

Categories: General

Nigerian government approves bridge contract

24/10/2011

The federal government of Nigeria has approved the contract for a bridge to be built over the River Benue.

Costing 36 billion naira (£142 million), construction of the bridge will take two years to complete, eventually...

Lancement de deux projets d'eau et d'assainissement en Mauritanie

21/10/2011

Un atelier consacré au lancement de deux projets d'assainissement et d'accès à l'eau potable a été organisé dimanche à Nouakchott, en Mauritanie.

Le premier projet...

Swaziland rail link 'making progress'

21/10/2011

The proposed rail link between Lothair, in Mpumalanga, and Swaziland is making progress, reports Engineering News Online.

The 'Western Link' project is expected to be completed soon and will assist Transnet Freight Rail...

La BAD octroie plus de 131 millions USD à un programme d'accès à l'eau potable en Tunisie

20/10/2011

La Banque africaine de Développement (BAD) a accordé un prêt de 95 millions d'euros à la Tunisie afin de participer au financement de son programme national d'alimentation en eau potable en...

Categories: Water

South Africa plans $125bn power station

20/10/2011

Proposals for a nuclear power station in South Africa are currently under review by the country's cabinet, reports Reuters.

The construction of the 9,600 megawatt plant, which would be completed by 2030, could be worth at...

Categories: Energy

$700m windfall for Guinea infrastructure

19/10/2011

The government of Guinea will use part of a $700 million (£442 million) windfall payment to rebuild the nation's broken infrastructure, reports Reuters.

Around 35 per cent of the funds will be used for projects in the...

Categories: Water, Transport, Energy

Lancement d'un projet d'eau potable et d'assainissement au Burkina Faso

18/10/2011

L'ONG Plan Burkina a procédé le 4 octobre dernier au lancement du Projet d'amélioration de l'accès des enfants et des femmes aux services d'eau potable et d'assainissement (PASEPA),...

Categories: Water

Guinée-Bissau: Trois groupes électrogènes pour améliorer l'approvisionnement en électricité de la capitale

18/10/2011

Le Premier ministre de Guinée-Bissau, Carlos Gomes Junior, a annoncé samedi dernier que le gouvernement a acheté trois groupes électrogènes afin améliorer l'approvisionnement en...

Categories: Energy

African infrastructure investment fund announces closing value

18/10/2011

The African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2 has announced its final closing value, with $500 million (£317 million) secured from investors.

The fund, which will focus on infrastructure equity investments in sub-Saharan...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Nouveau barrage hydro-électrique au Gabon

17/10/2011

Le gouvernement gabonais a annoncé le lancement de la construction d'un barrage hydro-électrique à Mouila.

Il servira principalement à alimenter les compagnies minières de cette...

Categories: Energy

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