Infrastructure News - Year: 2011 - Month: April

Cameroon to benefit from more than 5,000 km optical fiber by end of 2011

28/04/2011

"Cameroon will have more than 5,000 kilometers of optical fiber cable by the end of this year", the Xinhua press agency was told on Tuesday by the minister for Post and Telecommunications,...

Categories: ICT

Launch of wind power development project in Tunisia

28/04/2011

A project aimed at developing wind power in Tunisia has just been initiated by the Agence nationale pour la maîtrise de l'énergie (ANME) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP),

Headed "Private...

Categories: Energy

World Bank to loan money for transport improvements in Kenya

28/04/2011

Transport infrastructure in Kenya is set to be improved thanks to a multi-million dollar loan from the World Bank, Reuters reports.

The financial body has revealed that it will be lending $300 million (£180 million) to...

Categories: Transport

Kenya: Construction of electric power line costing 24 million USD at Thika

27/04/2011

The construction of a high-voltage alternating current line at a cost of 24 million dollars started last Thursday at Thika, in Kenya.

This double line, 27 km long, links...

Categories: Energy

Senegal: ABEDA grants over 10 million USD to supply the Saloum delta with drinking water

27/04/2011

A 10.5 million dollar loan has been granted to Senegal by the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (ABEDA).

It will contribute to the funding of a project for drinking water access in...

Categories: Water

Italy finances biofuel production project in Mozambique

27/04/2011

A biofuel production project in the province of Maputo, Mozambique, received funding last week of 20 million dollars from the Italian government, reports the Xinhua press agency.

Joao Alves,...

Categories: Energy

Ethiopia completes construction of new power lines

27/04/2011

As part of plans to export electrical power to its African neighbours, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has revealed that installation of power transmission lines that stretch to Sudan and Djibouti have been...

Categories: Energy

ABEDA provides partial finance for road infrastructure project in Togo

26/04/2011

Last Monday in Lome, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (ABEDA) and Togo signed a financing agreement concerning a project to renovate road infrastructure in Togo.

The financing...

Categories: Transport

Consultant hired by Kenya Petroleum Refineries for $899 million upgrade

26/04/2011

Kenya's sole fuel processor Kenya Petroleum Refineries has hired an engineering consultant to assist in an $899 million (£545 million) upgrade.

The work will involve construction of a new pipeline to the western town of...

Categories: Energy

Coal investment in Mozambique is creating an 'economic boom'

21/04/2011

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has claimed that investment in Mozambique's coal industry is leading to an economic boom in the nation.

Maccuhub has reported that funding for the emerging industry in Tete province has...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Agadem oilfield operational by June

21/04/2011

The works carried out in the oilfield at Agadem, in the North-East of Niger, should be finished by June, it was announced last Tuesday at Niamey by the Chinese Ambassador, Xian Huan.

"At Agadem, the...

Categories: Energy

Senegal: Adoption of a project to extend and modernize the SAR

20/04/2011

Last Monday, the African Refiners' Association (ARA) adopted a program to extend and to modernize, the PEMS, which will require an investment of 1.3...

Categories: Energy

Russian firm to invest £700m in Tanzanian hydropower project

20/04/2011

A scheme believed to be the largest independent hydropower project in Tanzania is set to receive $700 million worth of investment from a Russian utilities company.

Zarubezhstroy Corporation (ZARS) will invest the money to put up...

Categories: Energy

Seacom announces $15 million to improve African internet access

19/04/2011

Internet access across Africa is set to be boosted with news that Seacom has launched a $15 million (£9.1 million) Internet Protocol (IP) platform which allows direct routing between African countries through a single...

Categories: ICT

Huge development project launched in Egypt

19/04/2011

Tuesday April 12: Egyptian prime minister, Essam Charaf, has announced the launch of the "development corridor".

The huge development program, extending over 1,200 km from Alexandria to Aswan,...

Categories: Water, Transport

Indian investments in Mozambique to reach $1 billion by 2013

18/04/2011

Indian investment in Mozambique has been forecast to rise to $1 billion (£614 million) by 2013, it has been revealed.

With investments totalling $64.17 million in energy, mineral resources, agro-industries, transport and...

Categories: Transport, Energy

National strategy for sanitation in Mauritania in 2011

18/04/2011

Mauritania is about to implement a national sanitation strategy. A workshop on this subject has been underway since last Wednesday.

Mauritanian Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, Mohamed Aboyé, explained to the...

Categories: Water

New rail track between Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe

18/04/2011

A protocol of agreement was signed last Friday between the governments of Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

It concerns the construction of a new rail track between the three countries of southern Africa, reports...

Categories: Transport

US firms awarded MCC contract in Tanzania

15/04/2011

Two US firms have been awarded a significant proportion of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact with Tanzania.

Symbion Power and Pike Electric have been named as the two companies who will be installing nearly 1,600...

Categories: Energy

Malawi set for energy boost with US funding

14/04/2011

Energy infrastructure in Malawi looks set to receive a boost after it was announced that the US government plans to invest $350.7 million (£215 million) in improving the southern African country's energy sector.

The...

Categories: Energy

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