Infrastructure News

World Bank offers financial support for Urban Water Project


The World Bank has confirmed that it has approved a new tranche of financing to the government of Ghana, with the money set to be used to fund the ongoing Urban Water Project.

Indeed, the Bank confirmed that it has agreed to...

Category: Water

U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Takes Action on Zambia, Malawi, Mali


US Government IIP Digital - March 26, 2012

Washington — The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) board of directors has voted to invest $350 million to help improve water infrastructure in Lusaka, Zambia.


Category: Water

Afrique : 93 milliards de dollars par an pour les infrastructures


Selon une nouvelle étude réalisée par la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique et la Commission de l’Union africaine, l’Afrique devra investir 93 milliards de dollars par an dans les infrastructures pour stimuler...

Categories: Energy, General, ICT, Water, Transport

South Africa may turn to private sector for help with mine-water pollution (video)


Mining - March 23, 2012

JOHANNESBURG -- The South African government is considering turning to the private sector to help it close the prevailing funding gap to implement projects to deal with the serious acid mine...

Category: Water

Tanzania: World Water Day, Grim Reminder of Water Shortage

26/03/2012 - March 25, 2012

As Water Week closed last Thursday, many villages in the country still face shortage of clean water. Mothers in the rural areas, with a baby on their back, still walk long distances in search for...

Category: Water

Zimbabwe: Harare Still to Receive U.S.$144 Million From China

26/03/2012 - March 26, 2012

HARARE is still to receive the US$144 million water and sanitation loan from China several months after the deal was sealed.

The full council meeting last Thursday approved another US$100 million...

Category: Water

Managing water resources from space


European Space Agency - March 22, 2012


Today is World Water Day, and satellite observations are indispensible for monitoring our water resources. ESA’s TIGER initiative is supporting Africa in monitoring precious...

Category: Water

South African Water: Greater intervention needed to tackle acid mine drainage


Mining Weekly - March 23, 2012

An airborne radiometric survey of the West Rand and Far West Rand basins was carried out by parastatal science council the Council for GeoScience on behalf of the DWA and found that many of the...

Category: Water

South Africa: Clever thinking needed to deal with water supply issue


Creamer Media's Engineering News - March 23, 2012

I read a report in a local newspaper about South Africa’s water supply situation. The article contained a really dumb statement made by the journalist who wrote the article. He...

Category: Water

Somaliland: The World’s Next State?


New York Times - March 19, 2012

Excerpt:The state power utility only reaches a fraction of the 1.2 million who live in Hargeisa, and the rest is provided privately at great expense. Piped water is also scarce, and secondary...

Categories: General, Water, Energy

South Africa: Green Leasing Offers Benefits to Owners, Tenants

23/03/2012 - March 22, 2012

Green leasing, which sees building owners and tenants introduce sustainable practices into building operations to mutual advantage, has taken off internationally. In South Africa, however,...

Categories: Water, Energy

Cote d'Ivoire: 31 milliards USD pour les infrastructures dans le domaine de l'énergie et des mines


Le gouvernement ivoirien a identifié 170 projets d'infrastructures dans le secteur des mines et de l'énergie qui vont nécessiter un investissement de 31 milliards de dollars sur les 20 prochaines...

Categories: Water, Energy

U.S. Intelligence Says Water Shortages Threaten Stability


Bloomberg - March 22, 2012

Excerpt: “Many countries important to the United States will experience water problems -- shortages, poor water quality, or floods -- that will risk instability,” the study said. “North Africa, the...

Category: Water

ICA has created Youtube playlists featuring videos on African Infrastructure from African & international sources


ICA has created a Youtube channel with five playlists featuring African Infrastructure news from African and international sources.

Playlists will be updated regularly with a variety of infrastructure news videos, including ...

Categories: Transport, General, ICT, Water, Energy

Presentations from IGAD Horn of Africa Conference 2012


Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)Horn of Africa Conference 2012


Theme: Interconnecting the Horn of Africa for Peace, Security and Sustainable...

Categories: Energy, General, Water, Transport

US$8m Water Project for Gambia

20/03/2012 - March 19, 2012

The government of The Gambia and The African Development Fund (ADF), on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, signed a US$8 million grant for the construction and rehabilitation of drinking water supply...

Category: Water

1st ICA Water Platform Meeting paves way for action in African water infrastructure


The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) held its first ICA Water Platform Meeting on March 8th & 9th, 2012 to identify challenges and opportunities in the financing and implementation of Transboundary Water...

Category: Water

Tanzania paying heavy price for indifference to water, sanitation


The Citizen - March 18, 2012

Dar es Salaam. Like most countries in Africa, Tanzania does not allocate enough resources for provision of water and sanitation services.This costs the country and its people dearly, The Citizen on...

Category: Water

Zimbabwe seeks international water laws


News Day - March 19, 2012

Water Resources Management and Development minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo says there is need to establish international laws regulating the distribution and use of trans-boundary water resources to...

Category: Water

African Development Bank Water Initiatives in Africa Receive Total €45m Government Pledges

16/03/2012 - March 16, 2012

France, Chad and Republic of Congo at World Water Forum add to recent Swiss backing

The governments of Chad, the Republic of Congo and France announced on 14 March that they would pledge some €45...

Category: Water

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