FIDIC GAMA 2019 – 26TH INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE

FIDIC GAMA 2019 – 26TH INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE

The FIDIC-GAMA 2019 Annual Conference is one of the biggest networking events for African engineers. It provides a forum for consulting engineers, contractors, government officials, state-owned entities, funding agencies, suppliers of construction equipment and materials, investors and other stakeholders in the built-environment from the public and private sectors to share …

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CHINA OFFERED TO REBUILD INFRASTRUCTURE IN CHIMANIMANI AFTER CYCLONE IDAI

CHINA OFFERED TO REBUILD INFRASTRUCTURE IN CHIMANIMANI AFTER CYCLONE IDAI

China offered to help in the rebuilding of different infrastructure in Chimanimani town, Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai.

Chinese Government has offered to rebuild infrastructure in Chimanimani town, Zimbabwe. This is after the town was hit with Cyclone Idai that swept through the country during last weekend disaster.

The Cyclone Idai

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UGANDA GOVERNMENT TO COMMISSION ISIMBA HYDROPOWER DAM

UGANDA GOVERNMENT TO COMMISSION ISIMBA HYDROPOWER DAM

President Kaguta Museveni will later today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam

Uganda Government will today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam project. The 183MW Isimba Hydropower Dam will help address the shortage of power and also increase the nation capacity to 1000MW.

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KENYA SEEKS ANOTHER LOAN FROM CHINA FOR RAILWAY PROJECT

KENYA SEEKS ANOTHER LOAN FROM CHINA FOR RAILWAY PROJECT

Kenya seeks for another funds to complete stage three of the standard gauge railway.

Kenya is seeking for fund from China to complete the third phase of the standard gauge railway. The negotiating is a loan worth Sh 370 billion that will ensure passengers, goods and equipment are secure during …

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GERMANY ISSUES GRANTS TO GHANA’s TERTIARY EDUCATION

GERMANY ISSUES GRANTS TO GHANA’s TERTIARY EDUCATION

Germany issues grants worth 200,000 Euros to two tertiary institution in Ghana.

Ministry of Culture and Science of the North-Rhine Westphalia State in Germany has issues grant worth 200,000 Euros to Ghana. This will be use to enhance technical education in the country for two universities.

The grants will be …

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REHABILITATION OF BEITBRIDGE-HARARE ROAD ON TRACK IN ZIMBABWE

REHABILITATION OF BEITBRIDGE-HARARE ROAD ON TRACK IN ZIMBABWE

Beitbridge-Harare Road rehabilitation on track in Zimbabwe

Rehabilitation process is on track for the Beitbridge-Harare Road in Zimbabwe. The project will help connect resident in Harare to different part of the nation. Meanwhile, It will be under the  Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED).

The rehabilitation which is worth US$700 000 …

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EGYPT PRESIDENT APPOINTS ARMY GENERAL AS NEW MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION

EGYPT PRESIDENT APPOINTS ARMY GENERAL AS NEW MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION

President Al-Sisi appoints military general as new Minister of Transportation after deadly Cairo Railway Station accident.

Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has appointed Major General Kamel Al-Wazir as Minister of Transportation. This is after the deadly Cairo Railway Station accident that claimed 22 lives with 40 injured people.

The appointment …

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FRANCE TO SUPPORT ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN UGANDA

FRANCE TO SUPPORT ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN UGANDA

French Development Agency (AFD) supports access to water and sanitation in Uganda with €270 million

The Ugandan government and the French government via French Development Agency (AFD); have signed a loan deal to help support access to water and sanitation in Uganda. The loan deal comprises of two separate financing …

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IFA SECURE FUNDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

IFA SECURE FUNDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

IFA gets fund for infrastructure development in six African nations

Investment fund Africa IFA has secure US$6 billion for infrastructure development in Africa.  This IFA fund is the first phase of its drive towards infrastructure development in Africa. The deal was announced during an interview with investment fund’s chairperson and …

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THE TOP 5 LONGEST BRIDGES IN AFRICA

THE TOP 5  LONGEST BRIDGES IN AFRICA

In this article, we would be discuss the longest bridges in Africa. We would take a look at the top 5 longest bridges in the continent.

But first what are bridges?

Bridges are structures built to span over physical obstacles without closing the way underneath it. It is one of …

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RWANDA SIGNS US$400m METHANE GAS PRODUCTION DEAL

RWANDA SIGNS US$400m METHANE GAS PRODUCTION DEAL

Rwanda signs deal to extract methane gas from Lake Kivu

The Rwanda government have signed a US$400 million deal with Gasmeth Energy Ltd to extract, process, compress and also bottle methane gas from Lake Kivu. The signing of the seven years deal took place on Friday 1st February 2019 but …

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BEST COUNTRIES TO INVEST IN AFRICA 2019

BEST COUNTRIES TO INVEST IN AFRICA 2019

RMB  gives report on best countries to invest in Africa for 2019

Many investors are in search of the best countries to invest in Africa; as Africa is fast rising to become a very fertile investment destination. The continent is in dire need of roads, rails, ports, airports, power grids …

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RWANDA CALLS FOR DEEP AFRICAN PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST CONTINENT’S ECONOMY

RWANDA CALLS FOR DEEP AFRICAN PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST CONTINENT’S ECONOMY

Rwanda calls for African partnership to help boost African economy.

Rwanda, the landlocked East African country recently held a Trade Facilitation and Manufacturing forum in Kigali. At the forum, Rwandan top officials stressed on the need for deeper African partnership especially between its fellow East African neighbours. The Forum served …

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NIGERIA RECEIVES €31m FROM GERMANY’S KfW DEVELOPMENT BANK

NIGERIA RECEIVES €31m FROM GERMANY’S KfW DEVELOPMENT BANK

KfW development Bank supports Nigeria’s Infrastructure development with €31 million investment.

To help boost infrastructure development in Nigeria; the largest investment bank in Europe, KfW Development Bank have invested €31 million. Receiving the €31 million investment is Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company Ltd (InfraCredit).  InfraCredit is a specialised infrastructure credit enhancement …

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BASIC FACTORS AFFECTING INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

BASIC FACTORS AFFECTING INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

Infrastructure is vital for any economy to grow. It is also essential that for any developing countries to grow, then Infrastructure must be  at the forefront. We all know that Africa has a huge potential but lack or inadequate infrastructure is affecting it.

This inadequate infrastructure remains a major obstacle …

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AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION SECURES US$300m FROM EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF CHINA

AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION SECURES US$300m FROM EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF CHINA

AFC acquires US$300m loan facility from CEXIM

Leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) successfully acquired a US$300 million loan from Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM). Making up the loan is a US$200 million 5-year loan and also a US$100 million 5-year stand-by facility. The loan …

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CHINESE CONTRACTOR AWARDED US$398 million PROJECT IN KENYA

CHINESE CONTRACTOR AWARDED US$398 million PROJECT IN KENYA

China’s CCCC to construct a US$398 million oil port in Mombasa, Kenya

The Kenyan Ports Authority has confirmed the award of a US$398million oil facility in Mombasa. The contract award  recipient is China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).

This US$398 million oil port facility will certainly boost the nation’s oil handling …

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HIGHLIGHTS OF FIDIC 2018 INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE – BERLIN

HIGHLIGHTS OF FIDIC 2018 INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE – BERLIN

Highlights of the just concluded FIDIC Conference in Berlin (9th -11th September 2018).

FIDIC have just concluded this year’s 2018 conference in Berlin, Germany. FIDIC in conjunction with VBI (German Association of Consulting Engineers) organised the conference with its focus on Mobility and Smart Infrastructure.

Still wondering …

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NIGERIA SIGN MoU WITH JAPAN ON INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

NIGERIA SIGN MoU WITH JAPAN ON INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Nigeria and Japan sign MoU on Infrastructure Investment.

For the promotion of quality infrastructure investment between Nigeria and Japan, both countries have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Representing both countries for the MoU signing in Abuja was Nigeria’s minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi and Japan’s State Minister of Land, …

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APAPA ROAD RECONSTRUCTION DEADLINE SET FOR JULY 2018

APAPA ROAD RECONSTRUCTION DEADLINE SET FOR JULY 2018

Reconstruction deadline for Apapa road project, Lagos, Nigeria set to July 2018

The deadline for the reconstruction of the US$12m Apapa road project in Lagos state, Nigeria is now July 2018. There have been delays on the project due to logistical constraints and also heavy presence of underground utilities.

This …

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