Infrastructure News

African aviation growth accelerating – Boeing

19/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - US aerospace group Boeing has reported that the rate of growth in airline traffic in Africa has been better than it forecast last year."There's growth in demand, growth in...

Categories: Transport

Great opportunities and challenges for African airlines

19/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - Aviation is a key enabler for the development of international trade and tourism for and within Africa, highlighted South African Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba in his keynote ...

Categories: Transport

Launch of Flagship Road Project in Kenya: Nairobi–Thika superhighway

10/11/2012

African Development Bank - The Presidents of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, and the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, have launched today “the most ambitious infrastructure project in Kenya’s history”: the Nairobi–Thika...

Categories: Transport

AfDB-funded Thika Superhighway: A masterpiece for East Africa “A national pride” – President Mwai Kibaki

10/11/2012

African Development Bank - The 50-km Nairobi–Thika superhighway, described by Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki as a source of “national pride” during its launch on November 9, covers an area that lies within the Nairobi...

Categories: Transport

AfDB Assists in Launch of Turbi–Moyale Road Upgrading Project

09/11/2012

African Development Bank - The construction of the Turbi–Moyale road upgrading project, which is part of the third and last phase of the Mombasa–Nairobi–Addis Ababa Road Corridor Development project, was launched in Moyale, a...

Categories: Transport

Tanzania: Serengeti Airport Gets Green Light

06/11/2012

AllAfrica.com - THE Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has Okayed the construction of an international airport in Mugumu town of Serengeti District, Mara Region.

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Categories: Transport

New low-cost African airline to sell first tickets next week

06/11/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - New low-cost African carrier Fastjet would start selling tickets next week, ahead of its first flight later this month, the company, which is featuring the African Grey Parrot as its logo,...

Categories: Transport

Botswana and South Africa sign Memorandum of Cooperation

02/11/2012

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Minister of Transport and Communications, Nonofo Molefhi and his South African counterpart, Minister of Transport, Ben Martins, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

The memorandum, which was signed on ...

Categories: Transport

Uganda: Kenya-China Rail to Aid Coal Imports to Uganda

25/10/2012

AllAfrica.com - The new railway line Kenya and Chinese authorities are planning on will transport coal from Tanzania to Uganda for steel making.

The rail deal worth $2.6 billion is one of those infrastructure components that...

Categories: Transport

Lifting barriers could unlock Africa food trade: World Bank

25/10/2012

(Reuters) - Africa could avoid food shortages if it reduces the tangled web of rules, fees and high costs strangling regional food trade and by putting large swathes of uncultivated land to productive use, a World Bank report...

Categories: Transport

Liberia: Germany Gives Six Million to Transport Sector

24/10/2012

AllAfrica.com - A six-million euro joint implementation agreement for technical cooperation projects has been concluded between the governments of Liberia and Germany for capacity building in the transport sector.

The...

Categories: Transport

IMF warns African oil producers to avoid "white elephants"

23/10/2012

(Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund has urged African oil and gas producing nations to direct their revenue in infrastructure and education rather than on "white elephants".

Exploration in east and southern...

Categories: Transport, General

East African energy development could raise future maritime security concerns

23/10/2012

Offshore - Somali pirates no longer benefit from the easy pickings available in years past. Naval operations are increasingly successful, and for the most part, ships transiting the High Risk Area (HRA) are a more difficult...

Categories: Transport

Experts Weigh Measures to Up Africa's Maritime

17/10/2012

AllAfrica.com (East African Business Week) - Maritime experts meeting in Mombasa have unveiled a raft of measures aimed at transforming Africa's Maritime industry to international standards.

The first ever Heads of African...

Categories: Transport

Ethiopian Builder Sees Revenue Doubling on Infrastructure Spend

12/10/2012

Bloomberg Business Week - Sur Construction Plc, a construction company with ties to Ethiopia’s ruling party, expects to almost double revenue this year as the state boosts investment in infrastructure, General Manager Tadesse...

Categories: Energy, Transport, ICT, General

Video: South Africa - The Rea Vaya Express Bus System

08/10/2012

Traffic congestion is a perennial problem in Johannesburg. One solution could be Rea Vaya, the first public bus rapid transit system, the first of its kind in Africa. The Rea Vaya buses are replacing thousands of taxis and...

Categories: Transport

Video: South Africa - Profile of O.R.TAMBO International Airport

08/10/2012

Profile on Africa's busiest airport, and on how Airports Company South Africa was able to make radical infrastructure development rapidly needed for the 2010 Fifa World Cup without closing the airport or affecting operations...

Categories: Transport

SAA receives much-anticipated R5bn guarantee

03/10/2012

(Engineering News) - The South African government confirmed on Tuesday that a much-anticipated, and highly controversial, R5-billion guarantee had been extended to South African Airways (SAA) for a period of two years, ...

Categories: Transport

South Africa: Troubled parastatals look to Africa for growth

03/10/2012

(Mail & Guardian) - Malusi Gigaba's department of public enterprises has set its eyes on the burgeoning markets in the rest of Africa in a bid to grow profits for the country's ailing parastatals.

...Gigaba said the...

Categories: Transport

Reducing Poverty in South Africa by Cutting Time in Traffic

03/10/2012

(IPS) - In South Africa, Bus Rapid Transit systems, which were pioneered to great effect in Latin American countries such as Colombia and Brazil, are being promoted as potentially effective ways of delivering improved public...

Categories: Transport

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