Infrastructure News

Two new rail lines in Chad

22/03/2011

March 14: Chad has signed an agreement to the value of 7.5 billion dollars with Chinese group CCECC for the construction of a rail line which will run for 1,344 Km.

Work will...

Categories: Transport

Mozambique has invested a billion dollars in transport

21/03/2011

The government of Mozambique announced last Wednesday that it had invested a billion dollars in transport infrastructure over a period of two years between 2008 and 2010.

The Minister...

Categories: Transport

Energy infrastructure boost for South Africa?

21/03/2011

South Africa's energy infrastructure looks set to increase as the African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide funding for wind and solar projects.

Power utility company Eskom looks is to get $270 million (£166...

Categories: Energy

WB grants two loans to Morocco for transport and agriculture

18/03/2011

Tuesday March 15 2011: the World Bank has granted two loans to a total value of 342 million dollars to Morocco, which will be used to finance modernization projects in the sectors...

Categories: Water, Transport

Irrigation project to help Malawi

18/03/2011

Malawi's water infrastructure is to improve after it was allocated $12.7 million (£7.9 million) from the World Bank to complete four irrigation schemes.

Some 197,000 farming households are set to benefit from the...

Categories: Water

Euro-African energy conference opened Wednesday at Port-Louis

17/03/2011

The sixth meeting of the Africa-European Union energy partnership (PAEE) opened Wednesday last at Port-Louis, on the island of Mauritius.

A large number of experts will take part in...

Categories: Energy

Africa's energy infrastructure requires 'massive investment'

17/03/2011

Major spending is required in order to improve Africa's energy infrastructure, one expert has claimed.

Emmanuel Nzabanita, manager of the energy finance division for eastern and southern Africa at the African Development Bank...

Categories: General, Energy

Africa's transport and energy infrastructure 'needs investment'

16/03/2011

Africa needs to heavily invest in its transport and energy infrastructure if it is going to encourage economic growth.

J Kofi Bucknor, managing partner of private equity firm Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management, told Reuters there...

Categories: Transport, Energy

1.4 billion USD for port infrastructure projects in Algeria

16/03/2011

Abdelkader Kheta, director of maritime infrastructures, announced that 1.4 billion dollars will be invested over the next four years in order to complete several construction and renovation...

Categories: Transport

Southern Africa 'needs more regional integration'

15/03/2011

Regional integration needs to be examined as a tool for growth in southern Africa, one expert has claimed.

African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka said he was happy with the progress being made by the Southern...

Categories: General

Madagascar and Mauritius sign ICT cooperation agreement

15/03/2011

Mauritius and Madagascar are to collaborate in the domain of Information and Communication Technology and after signing a protocol of agreement, the Xinhua press agency...

Categories: ICT

EAC: $20bn needed for transport infrastructure

14/03/2011

Some $20 billion (£12 billion) is needed to regenerate the transport infrastructure of the East African Community (EAC).

Comprising Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the EAC is looking to improve the Central and...

Categories: Transport

Burundi: government's national campaign for low-energy bulbs

11/03/2011

March 9 in Bujumbura, the government of Burundi started a national campaign to promote low-energy light bulbs (LEBs).

The reason this campaign came about is to reduce energy consumption by...

Categories: Energy

South Africa to get 30MW power plant

11/03/2011

South Africa's energy infrastructure is to receive a boost as a 30MW power plant is to be built.

Engineering and project management consultancy RSV Enco Consulting (Enco) said the project will be used to bring electricity to...

Categories: ICT, Energy

Drinking water: Netherlands grants 200M rands to eThekwini

10/03/2011

The Dutch Government has just granted a loan of 200 million rand (€20.9 million) to the municipality of eThekwini,  in South Africa, to help provide drinking water to the...

Categories: Water

AfDB lends Nigeria £34m for PPPs development

10/03/2011

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to give Nigeria a $34.3 million (£21 million) loan to finance capacity building for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

Under the terms of the agreement, the money will be...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Infrastructure: Increased global cooperation between Japan and Morocco

09/03/2011

Japan and Morocco, through the Japanese Bank of international cooperation (JBIC), have signed an agreement in order to extend their cooperation in the domain of infrastructures and the...

Categories: General, Energy

ICT infrastructure set for major boost in South Africa

09/03/2011

South Africa's ICT infrastructure is set for a boost as six cities in the nation are to get access to a 1Gbps capable fibre optic broadband network.

The plan by i3Africa to radically improve the country's internet...

Categories: ICT

Ghana's energy infrastructure to benefit from bio-fuel project

08/03/2011

Energy infrastructure in Ghana will be enhanced by a bio-fuel project.

The scheme is being carried out by Indian-owned company Abellon CleanEnergy and is expected to provide power for over 100,000 homes, IANS reports.

Pragnesh...

Categories: Energy, Water

Fiber optic project in the Seychelles: €8 million granted by EIB

08/03/2011

During an official visit which took place March 4, the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced its financial support for the first submarine fiber optic project in the Seychelles.

This loan, to the...

Categories: ICT

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