Infrastructure News

ADB grants over 308 million dollars to Tunisian roads

20/09/2010

On September 15, the African Development Bank approved a loan of 308.7 million dollars to the Tunisian government as a contribution to the financing of a major road infrastructure...

Categories: Transport

Nigeria to benefit from water projects

17/09/2010

Individuals in Nigeria may benefit from improved sanitation after a number of water projects were approved.

It will see Owena Dam Water Treatment Plant Project in Akure, which is located in the south-west region of the country,...

Categories: Water

Towards greater cooperation between the ADB and Gabon

17/09/2010

The Gabonese Minister of Communication, Laure Gondjout, met a representative of the African Development Bank, J. Gharbi, in order to discuss how to increase their cooperation, especially in the domain of...

Categories: ICT, Transport

President of Nigeria wants to finance infrastructures with oil revenues

17/09/2010

Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria, announced on Monday September 13 2010 his intention to create a fund designated for infrastructures and saving, financed by...

Categories: General, Energy

Cameroon to get investment to improve electrical infrastructure

16/09/2010

Electricity networks in Cameroon are set to be improved thanks to investment from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The total cost of the project is being put at $80 million (£51.5 million) and it will see 423 localities...

Categories: Energy

EU and Africa to meet over energy

15/09/2010

Two EU officials will meet with 15 African ministers to try and agree upon energy access and security in the continent.

Commissioner for development Andris Piebalgs and commissioner for energy Gunther Oettinger are the two...

Categories: Energy

Canadian enterprise invests in biodiesel production in RDC

15/09/2010

Carbon2Green, a Canadian enterprise specializing in the development of clean energies, has just announced its intention to develop its African division, installed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In a...

Categories: Energy

EU-Africa summit to develop cooperation in renewable energies

15/09/2010

The energy ministers of some twenty African countries and the European Energy Commissioners met last Tuesday and Wednesday in Vienna, in the company of representatives from clean energy production...

Categories: Energy

DRC: SNEL signs contract for supply of electrical equipment

14/09/2010

The national electricity company of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (SNEL) has just signed a contract with a value of eight million dollars with the company ABB for the supply of...

Categories: Energy

Africa 'has to embrace environmentalism'

14/09/2010

It is time for Africa to embrace environmentalism, it has been claimed.

Dr Janice Golding, honorary research associate at the plant conservation unit at the University of Cape Town, South Afrcia, was writing in Business Day when...

Categories: Water, Energy

European Union cooperates with DRC in road renewal project

13/09/2010

An official from the European Development Fund (COFED), Alexis Mwamba, announced on 4 September that the European Commission has mobilized more than 164 million dollars to renew roads in...

Categories: Transport

Africa 'needs infrastructural investment in water'

13/09/2010

Africa needs between $30 billion (£20 billion) and $50 billion of investment annually in order to improve its water supply.

This is according to the African Development Bank and Ali Kies, director of its water and...

Categories: Water

New WB report on hydraulic infrastructures sector

10/09/2010

The World Bank has just published a report on the water sector recommending that States should manage their hydraulic resources more skilfully.

In particular, it reveals that the first step to...

Categories: Water

Nigerian government 'committed to hydropower generation'

10/09/2010

The commitment of the Nigerian government to power generation has been reaffirmed.

According to This Day, plans have been revealed that will see the Kainji and Jebba dams rehabilitated so they will have the capacity to generate...

Categories: Water, Energy

Renewable energy investment 'needs to be accelerated'

09/09/2010

Investment in clean and renewable energy will be accelerated if the African Development Bank is replenished, one expert has claimed.

Bobby Pittman, vice president of infrastructure, private sector and regional integration at the...

Categories: Energy

New gas pipeline between Algeria and Spain

09/09/2010

Spain and Algeria want to develop their cooperation in the energy sector, according to a press release from the Ministry of Energy received by the APS press agency.

The Algerian Energy...

Categories: Energy

ICT 'transforms Uganda finances'

08/09/2010

Information and communication technology (ICT) is helping to transform the finances of the African nation of Uganda, it has been suggested.

Business Daily reports the introduction of mobile money payments is meaning people no...

Categories: ICT

Cameroon: A second bridge over the Wouri by 2015

08/09/2010

The Agence France de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, has granted more than 97 million dollars to Cameroon to construct a second bridge over the river Wouri.

The work,...

Categories: Transport

Africa water quality discussed at conference

08/09/2010

The quality of water in Africa is being discussed at a conference this week (September 5th to 11th).

A delegation led by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's water and sanitation department director Ali Kies is...

Categories: Water

ADF 'will invest in green energy infrastructure'

07/09/2010

The African Development Fund (ADF) has committed to investing in green energy to contribute towards tackling climate change.

Bobby Pittmann, vice-president of infrastructure, private sector and regional integration (OVIP) for the...

Categories: Energy

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