Infrastructure News

Morocco And The Political Potential Of Renewable Energy

21/02/2012

Forbes | February 21, 2012

Midway through a conversation with Saïd Mouline last week, the director of Morocco’s Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy, it became clear that building the region’s alternative capacity...

South Africa to make nuclear decision soon

21/02/2012

Engineering News - February 21, 2012

The task team established by the South African government to reassess the country's nuclear energy roll-out plans in light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed in the wake of the...

US Companies To Venture Into Power Sector

21/02/2012

Ghana gov - February 20, 2012

Private companies in the United States of America say they will partner with local counterparts in Ghana to make important contributions to the energy and power sector in the country.

The...

Rwanda Seeks $1 Billion Geothermal Energy Investment

20/02/2012

OilPrice.com - February 20, 2012

Rwanda is astride the East African Rift Valley, one of the world's hottest spots for geothermal activity and experts estimate the geothermal potential of the East African Rift Valley, a...

Lighting the dark continent

20/02/2012

ABC online - February 20, 2012

NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPEAN explorers called Africa the 'dark continent' because to them it was vast and largely unknown. Today, Africa may still be dark, but for a very different reason: it is ...

Legislators begin assessment of Lake Victoria sanitation programmes / Tour takes Members to focal towns in Kenya and Uganda

19/02/2012

ARUSHA, Tanzania, February 17, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Phase two of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) Programme comes under scrutiny next week as Members of EALA visit the lakeside city of...

Public-Private Partnerships in Africa, Part I – Infrastructure

19/02/2012

Consultancy Africa - February 16, 2012

The past decade has seen a significant increase in the use of the public-private partnership (PPP) for African project finance as leaders grapple with struggling economies, over...

Southern Africa: Clean Energy Projects Presented to Investors

19/02/2012

Ghana MMA - February 17, 2012

Johannesburg — Ten clean energy projects that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Africa by 287,000 metric tons annually, were presented to investors in Johannesburg this week at the CTI...

Essar Africa To End Zim’s Electricity Woes

19/02/2012

Zimbabwe Mail  | February 18, 2012

Bulawayo,- Essar Africa Holdings Limited (EAHL), an Indian steel making company has applied to the government to construct and operate a 600 Megawatt (MW) station to generate and supply...

EDF says France, China to bid for S.Africa reactors

17/02/2012

PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - French utility EDF said it plans to bid for a contract to build nuclear reactors in South Africa in a possible Franco-Chinese partnership.

...While some countries such as Germany have turned their...

AfBD board briefed on good progress for Annual Meetings in Arusha

17/02/2012

African Development Bank | February 16, 2012

Tanzania’s finance minister and chairman of the Board of Governors, Mustafa H. Mkulo, visited AfDB this week and briefed an informal Board meeting on the state of readiness for...

Strategic Infrastructure Development Africa

17/02/2012

Date: 27-29 March 2012Venue: Crowne Plaza, The Rosebank - Johannesburg, South Africa

(This is not an ICA-sponsored event.)

Developing successful strategies for development, investment and procurement in transport, energy &...

Kenya: Odinga dubs corridor project a regional game changer

17/02/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News | February 17, 2012

A large-scale project touted as a catalyst for economic growth in East Africa is set to be launched in Kenya early next month.

The Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia...

Review of real economic developments across South Africa & Africa

17/02/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News | February 17, 2012

Excerpt:

TOLLING ONLY VIABLE OPTION, SAYS TRANSPORT SOCIETY – The current uncertainty around whether tolling will be implemented on Gauteng’s highways has repercussions...

South Africa: Water, electricity top priority for Limpopo govt

17/02/2012

BuaNews | February 16, 2012 Lebowakgomo - The provision of water, sanitation and electricity remain high on the service delivery agenda of the Limpopo Provincial Government. "The creation of sustainable livelihoods...

Infrastructure maintenance backlog to result in more tenders

17/02/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News (South Africa) | February 17, 2012

There is a significant maintenance backlog in the water and wastewater sectors, with much of the infrastructure requiring recapitalisation, which should...

IFC backs South Sudan’s non-oil revenue plans

17/02/2012

Sudan Tribune |February 16, 2012

(JUBA) — Jean Philippe Prosper, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) director for Eastern and Southern Africa has said South Sudan needs a vibrant private sector, if the country is to...

South Africa - Infrastructure: Patel cracks the whip

17/02/2012

Mail & Guardian online  | February 17, 2012

The government is taking a tough-love approach to drive its bold, integrated R1-trillion infrastructure plan and the state will crack the whip on both private sector and...

Rwanda: Contourglobal Wins Award for Kivuwatt Project

17/02/2012

allAfrica.com | February 17, 2012

ContourGlobal, a New York based power supply company, was recently awarded the 2011 Africa Power Deal of the Year by Euromoney's Project Finance magazine for its U$142 million KivuWatt ...

AfDB makes USD 100m loan for better water and sanitation in Nigeria

17/02/2012

AfDB | February 16, 2012

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of USD 100 million to improve water and sanitation in the city of Zaria in northern Nigeria through the African Development Fund, its ...

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