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Rwanda: JICA Pledges to Provide Technical Support to 'Smart Rwanda' Initiative

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged more support to Rwanda's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as the country moves toward a digital economy.   According to Toda Takao, JICA's vice president in charge of human security and global health, the aim is to offer Rwanda full-scale technical support to implement Smart Rwanda master plan.   Under the new smart Rwanda master plan, government.... Read more »

Posted on : Sunday , 14th May 2017

Rwanda: Vision City Project Supported by Chinese Firm to Address Housing Challenges

Located on one of the hills at "The Land of a Thousand hills," the Vision City project is part of the Rwandan government's efforts to solve housing challenges in the capital city Kigali.   The first phase of the project, the biggest housing project in Rwanda, is consisted of 504 units of villas and apartments. According to the plan, after all the four phases are completed, the project will have the capacity to accommodate over.... Read more »

Posted on : Sunday , 14th May 2017

Rwanda: Govt to Launch $250 Million Fund for Affordable Housing

A new affordable housing fund that could enable persons earning between Rwf300,000 and Rwf700,000 in monthly wages to buy a house is due to start in July, officials at the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) have said.   The Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni, said the fund, estimated to be between $200 million and $250 million (about Rwf206 billion), is one of the key four strategies that the government has come up with to speed.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th May 2017

Urban road upgrading project kicks off in Rwanda

 Rwanda’s urban road upgrading project has commenced in the Kigali and is being undertaken by China Road and Bridge Cooperation (CRBC) and expected to improve the overall traffic situation in Kigali.   The road upgrading project is expected to be 54.56 kilometers where the investment is being done by China Export-Import Bank in form of preferential loan.   This initiative will efficiently enhance the road traffic.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th May 2017

East Africa: Call for Regional Cooperation to Transform Construction Industry

 Resulting from the rapid and sustainable economic growth as well as the ongoing fast urbanization in Ethiopia,there is high demand for cement and concrete, Construction Minister Eng. Aisha Mohamed said.   While addressing the 2nd Annual East Africa Cement, Concrete and Energy Summit yesterday, Minister Eng. Aisha reiterated: "With the growth in our economy and the increase in urbanization, there is a parallel need of cement and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd May 2017

Rwanda & Turkey Sign Cooperation Agreement on Agriculture

Rwanda and Turkey have signed an agreement of cooperation in the fields of agriculture and livestock, an official at the Rwandan embassy in Ankara, Turkey said.   The agreement was signed by Turkey's Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Faruk Celik, and Rwanda's Ambassador to Turkey, Amb. Williams Nkurunziza, at the closure of the Turkey-Africa Agriculture ministers' meeting in Antalya, last Friday.   "The two.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017

Rwanda: Construction of New Football Stadiums on Schedule - Officials

The pace of local football development is set to improve after district mayors and other stakeholders endorsed the proposed blueprint to construct more football stadiums in the country.   This follows a consultative meeting on Saturday in Kigali between Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) and officials from the Federation Royal Morocaine de Football (FRMF), district mayors, Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) and Ministry of Defense among.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017

Ethiopia: Investing in Transport Sector Aiding Economic Growth

The transport sector is an important component of the economy and it plays a very significant role in supporting the intended development in the other sectors. This is very evident in a global economy where economic opportunities have been increasingly related to the mobility of people and goods.   A relation between the quantity and quality of transport infrastructure and the level of economic development is apparent. High density.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017

Tanzania: Ministry Unveils Massive Budget for Flagship Infrastructure Projects

Dodoma — The Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication has unveiled a massive 4.5trl/- budget, which among other things, will cover flagship infrastructure development in the 2017/2018 fiscal year.   This means, the government will be spending almost 45 per cent of its budget as development expenditure in infrastructure.   However, the figure represents a drop of almost 400bn/- compared to the 2016/2017 budget, in which.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 29th April 2017

Tanzania: Construction of Modern Mega Stadium Underway in Dodoma

Dodoma — Progress has been made ready for a kick start of construction of a mega stadium in Dodoma, President John Magufuli said here yesterday.   The president made this remarks at an occasion to mark the 53rd Anniversary of the Union between the then Tanganyika and Zanzibar, held for the first time at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma.   "We are making good progress ready to start construction of the biggest stadium in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 29th April 2017

Rwanda: New Govt Initiatives to Attract More Investment in Affordable Housing

How can Rwanda deliver more affordable housing units and ensure low and middle-income earners acquire decent homes in the medium-term? This question becomes more pertinent particularly as the country's urban population continues to grow rapidly while few houses are being delivered for this market segment.   However, the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), city authorities and other stakeholders say there is no cause for alarm "as there.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th April 2017

Kenya: Current Administration Built 1,822km of New Roads During Term

The Ministry of Transport is fighting back on reports that the Jubilee administration has been skewed in construction of roads in the country.   Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik told the Nation that while it is true there were ongoing projects when the current administration came to power, a lot more has been accomplished in the last four years.   "Over last few days, the number of kilometres of roads in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 26th April 2017



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