GHANA SKY TRAIN PROJECT TO KICK OFF SOON

GHANA SKY TRAIN PROJECT TO KICK OFF SOON

Ghana signs the Concession Agreement for the construction of the Accra Sky Train Project.

With the concession signed, feasibility studies for the project will kick off. The project is first of its kind to be witnessed in Ghana and will enhance smooth and fast transportation.
The decision to construct the …

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KENYA INCREASES SGR CARGO TRAINS TO SEVEN

KENYA INCREASES SGR CARGO TRAINS TO SEVEN

Kenya increases number of cargo trains in Mombasa-Nairobi route to seven.

The daily number of standard gauge railway (SGR) cargo trains on the Mombasa-Nairobi route will to increase to seven (7) daily by Friday. This will in turn increase competition with road transporters.

Previously, only six (6) trains carrying 654 …

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KENYA GOVERNMENT SEEKING TO LOWER COST OF PROJECTS

KENYA GOVERNMENT SEEKING TO LOWER COST OF PROJECTS

Kenya Government looking to lower costs of crucial projects

The government of Kenya through the Kenya Roads Boards (KRB), is in search of researchers, contractors and suppliers who will help to reduce its budgetary costs by at least 25%. Reducing the costs will enable them achieve more developmental projects.

Chair …

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TRANSNET INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS AGREES ON DEAL TO TRANSFORM GHANA’S RAILWAY SYSTEM.

TRANSNET INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS AGREES ON DEAL TO TRANSFORM GHANA’S RAILWAY SYSTEM.

South Africa’s Transnet International Holdings agrees on the deal to transform Ghana’s railway transportation system.

Transnet International Holdings plans to supply 110 wagons to Ghana Railway Company Limited by the end of 2018. This plan will give improve this sector of transportation in Ghana.

The deal includes the supply of …

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NIGERIA ENDORSE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES IN NASSARAWA

NIGERIA ENDORSE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES IN NASSARAWA

Federal Government of Nigeria approve US$248.6m for construction of Road and Bridges in Nasarawa State.

The Nigerian Government have given approval for the construction of of roads and bridges in Nasarawa states. The Federal government have set aside about US$248.6m for these projects.

Some of these projects include; rehabilitation of …

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NIGERIA CONSIDERS DISCONTINUING ABAJI-KOTON-KARFE ROAD PROJECT

NIGERIA CONSIDERS DISCONTINUING ABAJI-KOTON-KARFE ROAD PROJECT

Nigerian Government to terminate contract for Abaji-Koton-Karfe road project.

The Nigerian Ministry of Power, Works and housing is threatening to terminate its contract with Bulletine Construction Company Ltd for the dualisation of the Abaji-Koton-Karfe road.

According to the Nigerian government the basis for discontinuing the project is due to five …

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ZANZIBAR’S PEMBA AIRPORT TO UNDERGO MAJOR FACE-LIFT

ZANZIBAR’S PEMBA AIRPORT TO UNDERGO MAJOR FACE-LIFT

Zanzibar government to upgrade Pemba Airport.

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, through it’s Vice President Seif Ali Iddi, said the Pemba Airport will undergo a major upgrade to be able to accommodate bigger planes and handle international flights.

There is no information for the cost of the upgrade yet. But …

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ZAMBIA TO START US$152,381 ROAD REHABILITATION

ZAMBIA TO START US$152,381 ROAD REHABILITATION

Zambia soon to begin a US$152,381 road rehabilitation.

Zambia is planning to embark on a US$152,381 peri-urban road rehabilitation project. This is coming just after the conclusion of a road survey by the Luanshya Municipal Council (LMC) engineering department.

The aim of the rehabilitation is to open up new areas …

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LAGOS 3RD MAINLAND BRIDGE TO UNDERGO REHABILITATION

LAGOS 3RD MAINLAND BRIDGE TO UNDERGO REHABILITATION

Nigeria to rehabilitate Lagos 3rd Mainland bridge.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) of Nigeria have given approval for the rehabilitation of the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos. The repair works on the bridge is worth about US$52.6m.

The council gave the approval at an FEC meeting presided by Vice President …

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ETHIOPIA TO OBTAIN PART OF DJIBOUTI PORT

ETHIOPIA TO OBTAIN PART OF DJIBOUTI PORT

Ethiopia to acquire part of Djibouti’s port.

Djibouti have reach an agreement with Ethiopia concerning the acquisition of part of its port by Ethiopia. This agreement comes after Djibouti on its own invalidated a contract with the United Arab Emirates’ giant Dubai Ports World (DP) two(2) months ago.

According to …

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NIGERIA SIGN RAIL CONCESSION AGREEMENT IN WASHINGTON DC

NIGERIA SIGN RAIL CONCESSION AGREEMENT IN WASHINGTON DC

Nigeria signs railway concession agreement with General Electric.

Nigeria Government have just signed a railway concession agreement with an international consortium led by General Electric (GE). The agreement signing in Washington D.C. is for the interim phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession. The consortium comprises of four companies  SinoHydro, …

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DECEMBER 2018: LAGOS-IBADAN SGR WILL BE COMPLETED

DECEMBER 2018: LAGOS-IBADAN SGR WILL BE COMPLETED

December 2018 set as target for completion of Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line.

The Minister for Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi during the end of the year news briefing and inspection of Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Papalanto, Ogun State said, the rail line will be completed in …

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KENYA TO PUT TOLL GATES ON FIVE HIGHWAYS FROM 2018

KENYA TO PUT TOLL GATES ON FIVE HIGHWAYS FROM 2018

Kenya to Introduce toll stations on five of its Highways from 2018.

From 2018 Kenya is planning to introduce toll stations on five (5) of its highways which will have motorists paying between US $0.01 to US $0.03 per kilometre for the next 30 years.

The Director-General of Kenya National …

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CONSTRUCTION OF LAGOS-IBADAN RAIL LINE TO START IN DECEMBER

CONSTRUCTION OF LAGOS-IBADAN RAIL LINE TO START IN DECEMBER

Lagos-Ibadan rail line construction to begin in December 2017.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed that the laying of tracks for the Lagos-Ibadan rail line will be kick started in December 2017. Parts of the rail line will be arriving Nigeria by the end of November.

According to the …

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CHINA TO FUND US$1.2bn ZAMBIAN HIGHWAY

CHINA TO FUND US$1.2bn ZAMBIAN HIGHWAY

Zambia has launched construction of the 321-kilometer Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway that connects the southern and central parts of the country to the mining towns in the Copperbelt province.

The mega-road project which will be constructed by China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) at a cost of  …

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