Infrastructure News

Zambia seeks K500bn for water and sanitation upgrade


Mulonga Water and Sewerage needs investor aid to fix dilapidated infrastructure in three districts in order to improve reticulation.

The Zambian company is seeking some K500 billion (£66.4 million) to carry out the...

Category: Water

Zambian president introduces long-term transport plans


Zambian president Rupiah Banda has declared his investment intentions for the country's transport infrastructure in the coming years.

News source the Times of Zambia quoted the statesman as announcing the injection of some K56...

Category: Transport

Rwandan water and electricity sectors undergo administrative change


In news that could be of interest to investors seeking public private partnership opportunities in Rwanda, the parliament has created a new regulatory body affecting the water and electricity sectors.

Replacing the Rwanda...

Categories: Water, Transport, Energy

New electric train necessitates transport infrastructure upgrade


The construction of extra roads and bridges is expected to accompany the introduction of Tunisia's new electric trains.

Faster and less polluting, the new train will replace older, diesel locomotives and facilitate travel within...

Category: Transport

Zambia to focus on hydro power


Hydro power stations and improved electricity infrastructure will be the priorities of energy company Zesco in the coming year.

Some $200 million (£125 million) has already been earmarked to generate 100 megawatts through...

Categories: ICT, Energy

Eskom gets £1.1m turbine financing


South African power company Eskom has negotiated some €1.185 million (£1.067 million) with five French banks to fund the Medupi and Kusile turbines.

The money will be awarded in the form of a fixed-interest rate loan,...

Category: Energy

Angolan "construction frenzy" as the country is rebuilt


With Angola's airports preparing for the arrival of football players and fans for next month's African Cup of Nations (CAN), the country is focusing on infrastructure improvements.

Angola is starting to establish itself as an...

Kenya 'needs PPPs to meet energy challenges'


The Kenya Investment Authority has said the country needs to develop alternative energy sources - and it needs public private partnerships (PPP) to do this.

Managing director Susan Kikawai urged investors to focus on localised...

Category: Energy

Zambia road network receives rehabilitation support


The Zambian government has received $75 million (£46.6 million) to improve the state of its transport infrastructure and has announced the first projects to be funded by the loan.

Part of the money from the International...

Category: Transport

Africa's ICT progress 'relies on new submarine cables'


Africa's data services progress relies on the ability of new submarine internet cables to provide more available international bandwidth at a lower cost.

Indeed, for the continent to develop its ICT infrastructure and benefit...

Category: ICT

Bumbuna Hydroelectric Plant phase I 'still not enough to meet demand'


While the inauguration of the Bumbuna hydropower plant in Sierra Leone has brought a number of immediate benefits to the national economy, the first stage of the project is not enough on its own to supply the energy needs on the...

Category: Energy

Uganda to get $190m road aid


Uganda's national road network is to be improved through a $190 million (£117 million) grant from the World Bank and the British government.

Lead transport specialist for the Transport Sector Development Project and task...

Category: Transport

France backs infrastructure projects in the Ivory Coast by easing debt


This week saw the signing of an agreement in Abidjan for the restructuring of the debt between France and the Ivory Coast in an amount of 456 million Dollars.

“I want to assure you of the determination of the Ivory Coast to...

African transport sector 'needs regional cooperation as well as investment'


Improving transport infrastructure in Africa will depend on effective regional integration as well as investment efforts, studies have found.

The Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic carried out in 24 different sub-Saharan...

Category: Transport

WAPP to get EIB technical aid


The West African Power Pool (WAPP) will receive European Investment Bank (EIB) technical assistance for its integrated regional electricity project.

With €935,000 (£846,000) from the EU-Africa infrastructure fund, the...

Category: Energy

Senegal investing in 1500 km of highways


Senegal’s Minister of Air Transport and Infrastructures, Karim Wade, announced this week that more than 1500 km of highways are to be constructed by 2015, as well as 15 bridges being upgraded.

This highways project falls within...

East Africa to get regional railway


Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are to be linked by a railway in a project sponsored by the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

Speaking at a press conference in Kigali, Burundi's minister for public works and equipment...

Category: Transport

WAGP 'on track'


Nigeria's decision to reserve 30 per cent of its fuel production for domestic use will not affect its supply commitments to the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project, the government has assured investors.

The minster of...

Category: Energy

$ 1.3 million to improve highway movement in the Ivory Coast


The World Bank has granted 112,000 Dollars to the Ivory Coast in order to promote ease of movement on highways across the country, with a further 1.2 million Dollars to be added in 2010.

The funds will be used to finance a...

Zambia to get transport infrastructure boost


The Zambian government has signed a $23 million (£14.2 million) contract with Konoike, a Japanese company, to improve and maintain roads in Ndola and Kitwe. Administered through Japanese grant aid, the project will take up...

Category: Transport

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