Infrastructure News

Namibia to build hydro-electric power stations


Plans are being developed in Namibia that will see the creation of hydro-electric power stations along the Lower Orange River.

According to the Inter Press Service, up to nine run-of-the-river generating stations will be built...

Categories: Water, Energy

Energy projects 'must help right people'


It is important that the right people benefit from concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Africa, it has been claimed.

According to the Bank Information Centre, which partners with developing countries to influence...

Category: Energy

Ugandans benefit from new water pumps


Up to 7,000 individuals in Masafu, Uganda will benefit from improved water infrastructure thanks to new pumps.

It is all part of a $3.2 million (£2 million) programme that is being funded by a grant from the Global...

Category: Water

African Carbon Support Project launched


The African Carbon Support Project has been launched with the help for the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Carbon Limits, which may help tackle the issue of climate change.

It will try to help projects in the continent that...

Category: Energy

Programme to improve internet access in Zimbabwe nears completion


A programme that will improve the internet infrastructure of Zimbabwe will be completed by the end of the year.

The $6.2 million (£3.8 million) scheme will see fibre optic cables rolled out across the country, the Standard...

Category: ICT

Africa 'requires better transport infrastructure'


Intra-Africa trade and development will only be able to flourish if the transport infrastructure of the continent is improved, one expert has claimed.

Paul Runge, managing director of Africa Project Access, noted too much money...

Category: Transport

Projects to improve African water infrastructure?


Three projects are set to be carried out in Africa to improve the infrastructure of the water service at a cost of €100 million (£88 million).

As part of the contracts, an extension will be carried out for the Tangier...

Category: Water

Africa needs 'improved transport infrastructure'


Lack of transport infrastructure is the single-biggest issue preventing the development of Africa, one expert has claimed.

Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Citadel Capital Corporation, is trying to link the Egyptian port of...

Category: Transport

African summit focuses on importance of clean energy


A range of energy specialists and politicians are taking part in a conference that will focus on the importance of developing clean energy in Africa.

The All-Africa Energy Week is running from November 1st to 5th and it will give...

Category: Energy

AfDB gives Zimbabwe $58m for water and power projects


The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to give Zimbabwe $58 million (£36 million) to put towards water and power rehabilitation projects.

It comes after a decade where the infrastructure of the country has been decimated by...

Categories: Water, Energy

African countries meet to discuss infrastructure development


Countries from eastern and southern Africa have met to discuss ways of improving infrastructure development in the area.

The purpose of the dialogue is to ascertain ways of increasing funding for developing the region's...

Category: General

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