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The Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Crest Highway Project receives approval from the African Development Bank for 150 million USD

As part of the First Mover Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative, the Board of Directors of the African Construction Bank Group today approved financing of 150 million USD for Kenya to assist a significant highway development project. The project will include building the A8 and A8 South freeways. The current 175 km of A8 road from Rironi to Mau Peak will be upgraded and maintained over a 30-year period, as will the 57.8 km of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th July 2022

Rwanda Prepares for Construction of Muvumba Multipurpose Dam and Power Plant

Plans for the construction of a proposed Muvumba multipurpose dam and power plant installation are gearing up. The Rwanda Water Resources Board is therefore looking to prequalify contractors for the implementation of the project.The task includes the construction of a high dam with a spillway, intake tower, diversion/outlet culvert, upstream cofferdam, and a hydropower plant on the Muvumba River. The river flows through Nyagatare District and is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th July 2022

East African countries are involved in a USD 8 billion investment agreement.

From agreements signed during the 2021 African Investment Forum, East African governments would collectively benefit from investments totaling at least USD 8.77 billion in transportation, healthcare, energy, and agriculture, among other areas. The African Development Bank (AfDB) organised the three-day conference in collaboration with other financial institutions including the Africa Export-Import (Afrexim) Bank and the African Finance.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd June 2022

A second container terminal's phase two construction is finished in the port of Mombasa, Kenya

According to Kenya Ports Authority, the second phase of the Sh32 billion Port of Mombasa's second container terminal, which began in September 2018, has been finished (KPA). The port authorities revealed the information after confirming that the project had been completed by the Japanese contractor, Tokyo Construction Company Limited. Representatives from Tokyo Construction Company met with KPA officials and checked the project's.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd June 2022

Samia: Tanzania gearing up to connect countries through rail, road

Tanzania is ready for regional integration and is in the process of completing road and railway networks with the goal of linking neighbouring countries,  hence contributing to continental integration efforts, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said. Connecting AfricaHowever, the country will need more external funding to finance the construction of the next phases of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)  as well as proposed highways.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 26th May 2022

Uganda and Ethiopia will work together on building.

Partnerships and exchange of information and skills, according to Ethiopian Ambassador to Uganda Alemtsehay Meseret, would assist enhance the building sector. Engineers in Uganda and Ethiopia have launched a collaboration to promote the building sector in both countries in order to improve profitability and efficiency. The two nations will share information, experience, and expertise in the field under the terms of the agreement. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 25th May 2022

Opportunities for a New Horizon of Cooperation between Ethiopia and Somalia

The Somali parliament reelected Hassan Sheikh Mohammed to replace Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaaajo a few days ago in a hotly contested three-round election. The election, which has been postponed for over a year, is expected to usher in a new era in Somalia's diplomatic and comprehensive ties with its neighbours, particularly Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed emphasised his interest in working with the new president of Somalia on current and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 25th May 2022

Nairobi Railway City project timeline

Work on the new Nairobi Railway City Project will begin in two months. It will include eight lines and four extra lines for freight services when finished in two years. Speaking at the Serena Hotel at the introduction of the final design by the UK and Kenyan government members, Transport Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge stated that the government is committed to ensuring the project's smooth execution. The Nairobi Railway project, which.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 24th May 2022

Roads, railways and bridges: The changing face of East Africa's cities

In East Africa's major cities, the skyline is changing. From the ageing buildings, potholed roads and chaotic transport systems, a new order is emerging. New skyscrapers have sprouted and big-ticket transport infrastructure networks are in the works. In Nairobi, East Africa's business and financial hub, a tolled 27km expressway has been launched, giving hope to commuters who have had to endure three-hour drives on the stretch, instead of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 17th May 2022

Latest Updates on Rwanda and Tanzania's Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project

The government of Tanzania has announced plans to invite international tenders for the construction of the Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway that starts from Isaka dry port to neighbouring countries of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hassan Abbasi, chief government spokesperson and permanent secretary for the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports revealed the plans and said that the government is in its.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 16th May 2022

Ethiopia's USD 5 billion Grand Renaissance Dam Project Gets an Update

Ethiopia has begun concrete construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam's body, notably on the western side, in preparation for the third filling, according to sources. During the previous two years, the first and second fills have totalled eight billion cubic metres of storage. Water continued to flow through one of the two drainage holes on April 14, making turbine No. 10 operational. Insufficient storage resulted in the formation.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 27th April 2022

The Nairobi Expressway is getting its finishing touches.

The Nairobi Expressway project, which has been in the works since mid-2020, is almost finished, ushering in a new era in Kenyan road construction. The contractor is presently putting the finishing touches on the 27.1-kilometer elevated roadway, according to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), in preparation for a scheduled test drive that would clear the way for the road's formal inauguration. 'Guided trials to test the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th March 2022

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