Infrastructure News

Morocco: $161 million to upgrade electricity network

08/12/2009

The African Development Bank (BAD) has approved a loan of more than 161 million Dollars to finance a project to upgrade the electricity network in Morocco.

The aim is to improve services to users of the National Electricity...

Tanzania to receive road infrastructure support

08/12/2009

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $245 million (£150 million) to improve the conditions of two important stretches of road - the Iringa-Dodoma axis and the highway between Namtumbo and Tunduru. On a...

Categories: Transport

Electricity network in the Ivory Coast needs $560 million

07/12/2009

To explain the reasons for this situation to the citizens of the Ivory Coast, the Ivory Coast Electricity Company organized a press conference last week in Abidjan.

The power cuts which occur are linked to the delay in...

IAEA: Nuclear good for Nigeria

07/12/2009

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gave its approval last week to the possibility of a nuclear power plant in Nigeria to meet the country's growing energy needs. Director-general representative Dr Vincent Nkong-Njock...

Categories: Energy

Future of Kenya to be found in geothermal resources

04/12/2009

Kenya has sufficient resources for the majority of its electricity production to be met from its own energy supplies, according to a report from the Kenyan Manufacturers Association published on Tuesday 2 December by the...

Nigeria to get 200MW power plant

04/12/2009

GE Oil & Gas and Rockson Engineering Nigeria will collaborate to respectively design and construct eight gas turbines capable of generating up to 200 MW in Kaduna.

The companies were awarded the $230 million (£139...

Categories: Energy

Regional integration to meet the challenges of Africa

03/12/2009

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called upon the African states to favour regional programmes during a United Nations conference on Tuesday 2 December 2009.

According to him, this is the best solution for meeting the many...

CBK infrastructure bond 'twice oversubscribed'

03/12/2009

A Kenya infrastructure bond has drawn $589 million (£355 million) in bids, Bloomberg has reported. The Central Bank of Kenya reported bids for their infrastructure bond sale were twice oversubscribed. Director of monetary...

Categories: Energy

Solar energy being developed in Algeria

02/12/2009

The Algerian electricity company Sonelgaz has decided to invest in renewable sources of energy.

The company has announced the establishment of a plant for the manufacture of photovoltaic modules, which produce electricity thanks...

TBEA: East African energy investment to start with Kenya

02/12/2009

Kenya will be the point of entry for Chinese energy firm TBEA, which aims to expand its investment in power generation and transmission to East Africa in the next few years. International business co-ordinator Wei Hua was quoted...

Categories: Energy

SA gets EU energy funding boost

02/12/2009

South Africa (SA) has received a loan of €40 million (£36.3 million) to be invested by the FirstRand Bank in renewable power projects. Focus will be on industrial cogeneration, but support for individual projects...

Categories: Energy

Road asphalting project in Cameroon

01/12/2009

Cameroon has just received a loan of 11.5 million Dollars from the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development to provide financing for part of a road asphalting project. 

This involves the Sangmélima-Djoum highway, which...

Kenya to use $2bn fund for renewable energy

01/12/2009

The Kenyan government has announced its intention to develop renewable energy from a $2 billion (£1.2 billion) fund set up with the aid of the World Bank, the French Development Agency, the KfW of Germany and African...

Categories: Energy

Senegal: 55 million Dollars for a coal-fired power station

30/11/2009

The African Development Bank (BAD) has approved a loan of 55 million Dollars to finance the construction of a coal-fired electricity generating station in Senegal.

This is to be constructed at Sendou, near Dakar, and the work...

Two projects for water treatment and supply in the DRC and Tunisia

30/11/2009

The drainage and water treatment network of the town of Beja in Tunisia is going to be entirely upgraded and modernised.

The aim is to separate the sewer system from that of the rainwater removal network, with the replacement of...

Few African nations 'on track to meet water goals'

30/11/2009

Few African nations are currently on track to reach the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals for water, an Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) has noted. With about five years to go until the target deadline...

Categories: Water

Regional cooperation 'necessary for Nigerian energy goals'

30/11/2009

Nigeria's energy goals are not set high enough - and the country should look towards regional programmes to achieve the affordability and accessibility its population needs.

This is according to People's Democratic Party elder...

Categories: Energy

Greater access to drinking water in West Africa

27/11/2009

A programme of waste water treatment and access to drinking water is going to be established in Senegal which will benefit 220,000 people, according to the APS press agency.

Initiated by the NGO Eau Vive (Living Water), it will...

Categories: Water

Yenagoa-Brass road building starts

27/11/2009

A multibillion-naira scheme to create a new road link between Yenagoa and Brass in Nigeria has begun work just two weeks after being awarded by the federal government.

The launch of the Yenagoa-Brass road project represents a...

Categories: Transport

East African telecoms infrastructure 'to be modernised'

27/11/2009

Nokia Siemens Networks has agreed a deal with Zain to help modernise the company's telecoms infrastructure throughout its East African operations.

The dealwill see work being undertaken in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to improve...

Categories: ICT

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