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US$64m flyover to be built over Coco Beach, Tanzania

The government of Tanzania has signed an agreement with the South Korean government to see through construction of another flyover in Dar es Salaam. The flyover will be constructed over Coco Beach along Toure Drive, where it will connect with the Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road. The bridge will be 7.1 Km in length and will have four lanes and a pedestrian path. It will be able to accommodate around 61,000 vehicles to use the road once complete. It is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

Tanzania Railways in $130m revival plan

Tanzania Railways Ltd has embarked on an ambitious Tsh230 billion ($130 million) plan to modernise its infrastructure, to be financed through a commercial loan. TRL board chairman Severine Kaombwe said the firm also plans to digitise its operations and buy new equipment that will attract more hauliers to transport bulk cargo to upcountry destinations and landlocked countries through the railway network. “We are finalising a few things.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Africa bets on road, rail and port projects for growth

When Dr Donald Kaberuka took over as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2005, one of his first acts was forming a little-known task force that would define the Bank’s agenda in the next decade. Four men — two civil engineers and two economists — carefully chosen from Anglophone and Francophone regions to bridge this historical chasm, were given the task of solving one piece of the big puzzle that is the crisis.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Bua to set up US$500m cement plant in Nigeria

Bua Group International is planning to invest in a new cement plant that will be expected to have 3Mt/yr of production capacity. The new cement plant will be constructed in the Okpella, Edo State and is expected to be ready for commissioning in February 2015. After commissioning, the new cement plant will increase production of Bua Group International to 5.3Mt/yr. According to Yusuf Binji the executive director, project and technical at Bua.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Kenya: Tarmac road to be built in Lodwar

Work on a six-kilometre tarmac road in Lodwar has begun and is expected to be completed in the next nine months. This is an extension of a 3.2 kilometre tarmac road handed over to the county government by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) Managing Director Joseph Nkadayo in July. The road, which traverses the town, was completed at a cost of Sh168 million. County Roads chief officer Emmanuel Ekai said in an interview that the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Kenya to upgrade Moi International Airport at the cost of US$66m

 The French Agency for Development (AFD) has signed a US$66m deal that will see the Moi International Airport in Mombasa being upgraded.   The loan will be used by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to renovate airside pavements, airfield ground lighting and to upgrade the water and power supply to the airport. This is in a bid to keep the airport at recommended international aviation standards and recommended practices, according to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th November 2014

NHC projects 1.0 trillion/- investment by 2015

National Housing Corporation (NHC) is optimistic that its total project investment will grow to 1.0 trillion/- next year, up from 800bn/- this year due to improved infrastructure in the country.   Speaking in Dar es Salaam over the weekend during the Expo builds and auto mart exhibitions, NHC Director General, Nehemiah Mchechu said project investments are growing fast without relying on the government.   He said the corporate.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 6th November 2014

Tanzania: Crown Invests Sh321 Million in Dar es Salaam Plant

Crown Paints has invested $3.6 million (Sh321.59 million) in a new manufacturing plant in Dar es Salaam, it announced yesterday. The money will be released in bits over the next 18 months. This will be its third after Arusha and Mwanza where it already has a presence. "This is our second step into the Tanzanian paint industry, since we have already established a mini plant in Arusha and distribution depots in Arusha and Mwanza,".... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st October 2014

Massingir dam in Mozambique to be rehabilitated to improve safety

The National Directorate of Water (DNA) through the Regional Administration of Water South (ARA-Sul) has awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of the damaged bottom outlets and related works on the 48 metre high Massingir dam in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. Aurecon has been appointed to supervise the construction of these rehabilitation works. Following the raising of the full supply level of the dam by the installation of six large.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

Construction of $31.8b Tanzania China Logistics Centre to start soon

Construction of $31.8b Tanzania China Logistics Centre in Kurasini is on the offing following the release of $0.6b to compensate residents where the project will be based. Speaking to journalists, Dr Abdallah Kigoda, the Minister for Industry and Trade said that the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) has already received the money for the compensation. He said that the development was critical in relation to construction of $0.6b Tanzania.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

3000 km of roads to be constructed in Kenya

The government of Kenya will construct 3,000 Km of roads during the initial phase of planned construction of 10,000 Km of road networks launched earlier this August. An updated report from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure indicates that the 3000km is an upgrade from the initial 2000km earlier planned for the Phase I construction. The 3000 kilometers of roads will either be built or rehabilitated in 45 lots during the first phase of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th October 2014

RBPlat to invest in $250.9m housing project - Phase II for its workers

South Africa’s mining company, Royal Bafokeng Platinum will, in the next five years, invest over US$250m to complete Phase two of the employee housing development scheme for its workers. The company will, during the Phase two of the project, construct 3100 housing units. The project’s approval was announced last week. The project will be undertaken in the next five years. Royal Bafokeng Platinum will build the housing units in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st October 2014

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