Infrastructure News

PPPs to be used to improve Africa's infrastructure

16/02/2011

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are to be used to help close the infrastructural gap facing Africa.

At the moment some $31 billion (£19 billion) extra is need annually in order to fill the infrastructural hole facing the...

Categories: General

China grants 248 million dollars for Berrechid-Beni Mellal highway in Morocco

16/02/2011

In Rabat last Monday, Morocco and China signed a memorandum of understanding on finance for the highway between Berrechid and Beni Mellal in the amount of 248...

Categories: Transport

Nigeria and Cameroon to benefit from transport infrastructure

15/02/2011

A new road is being built that will connect Nigeria and Cameroon, with funding for the project coming from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The Nigeria - Cameroon Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Project is...

Categories: Transport

South Africa's broadband capabilities 'on the up'

15/02/2011

South Africa has witnessed a significant improvement in its broadband capabilities thanks to a 243 million South African rand investment (£20 million).

This came from the state-owned Broadband Infraco, which is enhancing...

Categories: ICT

12 million dollars to improve ICT in West African universities

15/02/2011

UNESCO has signed a financing agreement with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) with a value of 12 million dollars to finance a project to improve ICT infrastructures in West...

Categories: ICT

New hydropower plant for Ethiopia

14/02/2011

A 6,000-MW hydropower scheme has been launched in Ethiopia that will improve the energy infrastructure in the country.

The development, which has been dubbed Project X, is a central part of the plan to build generational capacity...

Categories: Energy

Renewable energies: Algeria to invest 60 billion dollars

14/02/2011

The CEO of the national electricity and gas company, Sonelgaz, announced in an interview on the national television channel that Algeria is to invest 60 billion dollars between now and 2030...

Categories: Energy

Energy infrastructure to improve in Uganda

11/02/2011

Uganda's energy infrastructure is set for a massive improvement after the construction of an 18MW hydro power plant was completed.

It has been developed in the western quarter of the country and the Daily Monitor noted at...

Categories: Energy

France grants 87 million USD for road infrastructures at Brazzaville

11/02/2011

France is to grant Congo financing of 87 million USD, which amounts to 80 percent of the total cost of the project, to construct road infrastructures in Brazzaville.

The announcement...

Categories: Transport

DRC: 2011 program for the National rural water service is revealed

10/02/2011

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the national director of the National rural water service (SNHR), Georges Koshi, last week presented his action program for 2011.

He announced the...

Categories: Water

Infrastructural boost for southern Africa

10/02/2011

A range of infrastructure projects in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region are set to receive a financial boost from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).

This is because a $300 million (£186...

Categories: ICT, Transport, Energy

AfDB to discuss regional integration

10/02/2011

Regional integration in Africa is to be discussed at the annual Partnerships Forum in Tunisia.

Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the conference will look at the institution's performance in terms of regional...

Categories: General, ICT, Transport, Energy

Rwanda to see 'improved energy infrastructure'

09/02/2011

An energy infrastructure scheme in Rwanda has received the backing of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The KivuWatt project, which will see methane gas extracted from Lake Kivu and then used in an offshore power plant, is to...

Categories: Energy

Kenya's ICT infrastructure gets boost

09/02/2011

Kenya's ICT infrastructure is set to receive a boost as a second high-bandwidth provider is emerging.

Jamii Telecom is going to deliver fibre to the home (FTTH) for the first time in Sub-Saharan African,...

Categories: ICT

Fifteen million Euros to reform CFCO railway in Congo

09/02/2011

Brazzaville: the Congo, the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the African Development Bank (ADB) have just signed a 15 million Euro agreement to renovate the Congo-Ocean railway...

Categories: Transport

Ghana's water infrastructure to improve with Coca Cola initiative

08/02/2011

Beverage company Coca Cola, one of the largest in the world, is to invest in the water infrastructure of Ghana.

Some $1.5 million (£930,000) is being earmarked to help the country as it tries to ensure portable water is...

Categories: Water

Une nouvelle centrale électrique à partir de l'énergie des vagues au Kenya

08/02/2011

L'entreprise Israélienne SDE Energy, a annoncé avoir reçu l'accord du gouvernement Kenyan pour la construction d'une centrale électrique produisant de l'énergie à partir...

Categories: Energy

Togo: Saudi Arabia grants 3.1 million USD for drinking water in rural area

07/02/2011

Saudi Arabia has given a grant of 3.1 million dollars for a project to construct 95 wells in Togo. The aim is to improve access to drinking water in the rural area in the north of...

Categories: Water, Energy

Rwanda conference 'aims to boost dynamic PPPs'

07/02/2011

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Rwanda have received a boost, after a conference debated their effectiveness and concluded the projects have to be more dynamic.

According to the New Times, the government is sometimes relied...

Categories: General

New railway study to connect Zambia and Namibia

04/02/2011

Zambia has signed an agreement with the Epinsam consortium to undertake a feasibility study on a project for a railway line to connect the country to Namibia, it was learned by the Xinhua press agency...

Categories: Transport

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