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China to build new East Africa railway line

Formal agreements for plans to build a new railway line in East Africa with Chinese help have been signed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. It is to run from Mombasa to Nairobi and will extend eventually to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. In Kenya, the line is to replace a narrow-gauge track built more than 100 years ago during British colonial rule. China is to finance 90% of the first stage, put at $3.8bn (£2.3bn), with work.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 27th September 2014

Tanzania set to be one of Africa's top cement maker

 Cement production is becoming an important manufacturing activity that would contribute immensely to Tanzania’s economic growth, in terms of exports and job creation. The cement industry has of late seen more key players coming in, the move that would lead to increased production to make the country the largest cement producer in Africa. Locally, the situation will stir up competitions that would force prices to decline, to benefit.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 27th September 2014

Kenya to construct the largest convention centre in Africa at US$ 561m

Kenya has unveiled plans to construct the largest convention centre in Africa as announced by the Ministry of Tourism, in a move to capitalize on convention tourism. The center will be constructed at a cost of US$ 561m. Construction works for the project has been slotted for next year, and the funds will be made available through a public-private partnership program (PPP). The new development will be called the Bomas International Conference.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 25th September 2014

Mtwara Port in Tanzania set for a major upgrade

 The discovery of oil and gas in the Mtwara and Lindi regions in Tanzania is the main reason for the upgrade process Mtwara port is to undergo. The two regions have the largest share of the 43 trillion cubic feet of natural gas discovered in Tanzania.   Mtwara port manager, Musiba Fikili, said that the port management will undertake two major steps in order to deal with the rise in number of cargo the port handles annually. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th September 2014

US$ 331m to be spent on road network expansion in Ethiopia

      The Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) has set aside US$331m for roads in the Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia. The city of Addis Ababa presently has a road network covering 4671km, which is expected to be increased to 5275km.   The project seeks to add 600km of road to the city’s road network. The Akaki Kaliti-Tulu Dimtu road will also be expanded, and reconstruction of the Akaki Bridge as part of this.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Eren Holdings to invest in a new cement production plant in Cameroon

    CEO of Turkish Eren Holdings has signed an investment agreement that will see the company undertake a new project, involving construction of a new cement production plant in Cameroon. The agreement was signed last week between the CEO and government of Cameroon.   The new cement plant will be constructed by Eren, through its local subsidiary, Medcem Cameroon.   Expected to be operational in 2015, the cement.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Construction of Nairobi s tallest tower now awaits court s approval

 Construction of Hazina Trade Centre into what is to be Nairobi’s tallest tower has been stalled, pending a court ruling to be made in seven days. The project was being undertaken by the National social Security Fund (NSSF) at a cost of US$ 75m.   The construction project had been challenged by Nakumatt Holdings, whose Nakumatt Lifestyle branch is housed in the current building. NSSF owns the Hazina Trade Centre. This is after.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Zambia s US$259.3m Kazungula Bridge project kicks off

    Construction of the large Zambia’s Kazungula brigde has started after the ground-breaking ceremony was held on the Botswana side of the Kazungula border on 12th of this month.   The ground-breaking ceremony was led by Vice –President Guy Scott and his Botswana counterpart, Ponatshego Kedikilwe. The former urged the contractor and supervising engineer to wrap up on working on a US$259.3 Kazungula Bridge project.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 19th September 2014

Tanzania: Dar Port Infrastructure Set for Further Improvement

Goods containers piled up at Dar es Salaam port ready for forwarding to various destinations. The port is set to receive funds from a combined soft loan and grants from the World Bank and the UK's Department of International Development (DFID) for activities aimed at improving efficiency at the port. (File Photo) FINALLY funding for deepening, dredging and construction of berths 1 to 7 at Dar es Salaam port valued at over 800bn/- will be.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 17th September 2014

US$ 331m to be spent on road network expansion in Ethiopia

 The Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) has set aside US$331m for roads in the Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia. The city of Addis Ababa presently has a road network covering 4671km, which is expected to be increased to 5275km. The project seeks to add 600km of road to the city’s road network. The Akaki Kaliti-Tulu Dimtu road will also be expanded, and reconstruction of the Akaki Bridge as part of this project, will also take place..... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 17th September 2014

Egypt to tender five US$ 2.8 b new technology parks project

 The government of Egypt has unveiled plans to tender five projects to construct modern technology parks across the country at an estimated US$ 2.8 b to boost its revenues. This follows planned issuance of a unified landline and mobile telecoms licenses. Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Mr. Atef Helmy, confirmed the planed issuance of the bids for the five projects. Mr Helmy also said that the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th September 2014

Chinese firms to construct the new US$ 700m Gebba River Dam, Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Government has awarded a contract for the construction of a new Gebba River Dam. The cost of the contract is US$700m. It will be built along Gebba River, near the border of Jimma and Illubabur zones of the Oromia Regional State. The contract for the new Gebba River Dam was awarded through the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), which is mandated to producing, transmitting, distributing and selling electrical energy in.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th September 2014



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