Infrastructure News

Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe disburse $70m


News Day - 23 April 2012

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) disbursed close to $70 million to fund 32 infrastructure projects in the first three months of the year.

The bulk of the projects...

Categories: Water, Transport, General

Kenya moves to improve sole refinery's efficiency


Reuters - 17 April 2012

Kenya has taken steps to transform its sole oil refinery from a heavily-subsidised operation to improve its efficiency and bring down costs of its products, the energy ministry said on Tuesday.


Categories: Transport, Energy, General

South Africa: Comair - Hot or Not? (video)


ABNDigital - 18 April 2012

Comair was founded by the Novick and Moritz families, and operates the British Airways licence in South Africa. It also operates under the banner, and has a market cap of R665 million....

Category: Transport

South Africa: Congress of South African Trade Unions denounces e-tolling blackmail


Africa Report - 18 April 2012

South Africa's largest trade union federation says it is ready for a battle with the government if it continues with the contentious e-tolling system in the country's economic hub of Gauteng.The...

Category: Transport

ICA Supports One-Stop Border Post Regional Workshop in Burkina Faso - 25-27 April 2012


Organizers: West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) & Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Category: Transport

Africa's demand for pilots, aircraft to soar


Creamer Media's Engineering News - 17 April 2012

Africa would need more than 800 new airplanes over the next 20 years and between 14 000 and 20 000 new trained pilots, Boeing Commercial Airplanes international sales director...

Category: Transport

Algérie: Annonce d'un projet de réhabilitation de 200 km de voie ferrée


Un projet portant sur l'électrification et le doublement d'un tronçon de 200 km de voie ferrée traversant la région de Tébessa en Algérie va débuter d'ici la fin de...

Category: Transport

Bissau shuts air and sea space, uncertainty grows


 Reuters - 16 April 2012

* Some citizens head for interior, fear conflict after coup

* Military restrict air, sea traffic, cite national security

* Portugal sends force to rescue its nationals if necessary


Category: Transport

Sierra Leone: Marampa secures export infrastructure


Mining Weekly - 16 April 2012

PERTH ( - ASX-listed Cape Lambert has signed a binding heads of agreement for infrastructure access with its wholly-owned subsidiary Marampa Iron Ore and Aim-listed African...

Category: Transport

South Africa: Unregistered motorists to pay more


Fin24 - 16 April 2012

Johannesburg - Motorists who do not register for e-tags will pay a three times higher punitive rate for using Gauteng's new toll roads, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Monday....

Category: Transport

Boom time for Africa’s passenger air traffic


Financial Mail - 16 April 2012

It should spell boom times for airlines but as things now stand few are benefiting, says Comair CEO Erik Venter.

“Comair would fly all over Africa if it were possible,” he says. “There is 20%-...

Category: Transport

Give China all the roads; traditional donors have moved on to other projects


East African - 14 April 2012

In her column last week, Rasna Warah offered a critique of “traditional donors” in Africa, and heralded a new approach, led by China and embodied most recently by Turkey.

What is this “new...

Categories: Transport, General

South Africa: Rail contractor completes major projects, consolidates company


Creamer Media's Engineering News - 13 April 2012

Rail infrastructure contractor Racec has successfully completed major projects in the Northern Cape and Sierra Leone and has consolidated its position as a rail contractor...

Category: Transport

South Africa: Concrete product has potential use in rail industry


Creamer Media Engineering News - 13 April 2012

Concrete products manufacturer Rocla has added the Alfabloc precast concrete retaining wall system to its range of products.

Rocla sales engineer Justin Kretzmar says that, while...

Category: Transport

South Sudan: The Road to Development (video)


World Bank - 9 April 2012

Roughly the size of France, the landlocked country of South Sudan only has about 4,000 km of all weather roads which are classified as international and interstate roads. Watch this video to find out...

Category: Transport

South Africa keen to move ahead with plans to unlock 'northern mineral belt'


Creamer Media's Engineering News - 13 April 2012

JOHANNESBURG ( – Plans for unlocking South Africa's coal- and platinum-rich northern mineral belt through transport, water and energy interventions, were...

Categories: Energy, General, Transport, Water

South Africa: Transnet's R300bn capex plan shifts focus from maintenance to expansion (video)


Creamer Media - 11 April 2012

State freight logistics group Transnet says it will shift its capital expenditure (capex) focus over the coming seven years from maintenance expenditure to expansionary investments and spend...

Category: Transport

Africa to spend $72bn a year on infrastructure, but shortfall persists


Creamer Media's Engineering News - 11 April 2012

Africa is able to spend about $72-billion a year on infrastructure, but there remains a $480-billion shortfall over the next decade, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.


Categories: General, Energy, Transport, Water

East Africa eases business regulations to spur investments


Business Daily - 11 April 2012

Five east African countries have improved business environment for entrepreneurs in their respective nations by implementing critical regulatory reforms, a report by the World Bank has said.


Category: Transport

Namibia’s transport network


Informante - 11 April 2012


One could assume that the firing of Titus Haimbili as TransNamib CEO came too late for tears as he has not only run the transport entity into the ground, but has also caused the collapse...

Category: Transport

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