Infrastructure News

EIB grants two new loans to Tunisia for transport and energy

16/12/2010

Last Sunday Tunisia received two loans from the European Investment Bank to finance the construction of an electricity power station and the new suburban rail network in Tunis.

At a total cost...

Categories: Transport, Energy

ICT infrastructure 'has expanded in Ethiopia'

16/12/2010

Recent years have seen information and communication technology (ICT) spread across Ethiopia and bring a number of benefits to the African country.

The World Bank explains it has funded a number of projects and will continue to...

Categories: ICT

Tunisia and Ethiopia cooperate with Asia on infrastructures

15/12/2010

Japan wants to increase its investments in Tunisia and to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the domain of renewable energies, especially in wind energy, via a partnership.

The spokesman for...

Categories: General, Energy

Ghana to benefit from safe drinking water

15/12/2010

People in Ghana may benefit from better water infrastructure as researchers from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh are to trial a scheme that may make the substance safe to drink.

The group will utilise a technique that is...

Categories: Water

Egypt gets World Bank loan to improve railway network

15/12/2010

Egypt is to receive $330 million (£208 million) from the World Bank to advance its National Railways Restructuring Project.

The scheme, which is set to improve transport infrastructure within the country, requires a further...

Categories: Transport

Morocco signs a contract with Alstom for its first high-speed train

14/12/2010

Last Friday French group Alstom signed a 400 million Euro contract with Morocco for the sale of its high speed train (TGV).

The agreement includes the supply of 14 double-decker trains, and the...

Categories: Transport

DRC: Telephone company Zain officially becomes Airtel

14/12/2010

The mobile telephone operator Airtel replaces the brand Zain in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with effect from its official launch last Thursday.

Part of the Indian group Barti,...

Categories: ICT

Wind farm to improve Lesotho's energy infrastructure

14/12/2010

A new wind farm is being developed in Lesotho that could add up to 30 megawatts of power to the country's national grid.

The project will cost $87 million (£55 million) and it is due to be fully operational by the end...

Categories: Energy

FDA grants 317 million dollars to Morocco

13/12/2010

The French Development Agency has just granted Morocco two loans totaling 317.15 million dollars to finance a high-speed rail track and several sanitation projects, reports the MAP press...

Categories: Water, Transport

Ghana to enhance energy infrastructure?

13/12/2010

Ghana is in talks with an electrical supplier as it seeks to improve the energy infrastructure of the country.

According to Wind Power Monthly, the El Sewedy Electric group may be helping out as the nation seeks to advance plans...

Categories: Energy

Project sees over 700,000 Africans get access to clean water

10/12/2010

More than 700,000 people in Africa have benefited from a water infrastructure improvement project.

According to the Associated Press, a scheme originally developed by rock band Jars of Clay has helped up to 1,000 communities on...

Categories: Water

ICT boom 'helps Kenya's economy to grow'

09/12/2010

The improvement in ICT that has taken place in Kenya has aided the country's economic growth and is "truly revolutionary".

Wolfgang Fengler and Jane Kiringai are the lead economist and senior economist for World...

Categories: General, ICT, Transport, Energy

Germany and Algeria reinforce their cooperation on renewable energies

09/12/2010

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on a visit to Berlin, last Wednesday met German chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the establishment of an economic commission...

Categories: Energy

African towns to get better water and sanitation infrastructure

08/12/2010

Water and sanitation problems along Lake Victoria will be addressed thanks to a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Some $120 million (£76 million) will be invested in the project, which will seek to help three...

Categories: Water

Eastern Cape to benefit from transport infrastructure investment

08/12/2010

Transport infrastructure in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa is set to improve after an investment in the bus service.

There will be 30 million rand (£2.8 million) put into the scheme, which will seek to improve...

Categories: Transport

New solar-powered desalination plant in Algeria

08/12/2010

A desalination plant run by solar power is soon to be constructed in the south of Algeria.

The group SwissINSO announced last week that a sales contract had been signed for its water purification...

Categories: Water, Energy

ADB grants 60 million USD for construction of a highway in Senegal

08/12/2010

Last Thursday, the African Development Bank (ADB) granted a loan of of about 60 million dollars to finance the construction of a toll road.

This project comes under a partnership between the State...

Categories: Transport

Rural electrification project in Gabon receives 46 million USD in financing

07/12/2010

The Government of Gabon has signed an agreement with the Spanish group Isolux Corsan for the sum of 46 million dollars.

It relates to the financing of works on constructing an electric power...

Categories: Energy

Energy infrastructure to improve in Africa?

07/12/2010

Energy infrastructure in Africa may benefit from plans to promote clean development mechanism (CDM) activities.

Discussions have taken place involving the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other Nairobi Framework (NF)...

Categories: Energy

Kenya to get improved transport infrastructure

06/12/2010

Transport infrastructure in Naroibi, Kenya, is being improved thanks to ambitious plans.

As things stand, a 15km stretch of road can take up to an hour to complete because of the congestion in the central business district of the...

Categories: Transport

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