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City Lodge to construct a $23m 3-star hotel Nairobi, Kenya

City Lodge Hotel Group has made plans to set up a US $23m 3-star hotel in Kenya at the Runda Estate. Construction works are expected to start in January 2015 and is to be ready by October 2016.   This will be the first time the Group is developing a green-field hotel in East Africa. The $23m three star hotel will be made up of 177 rooms and will be housed on the Two Rivers Shopping Mall being put up by Centum. The development is located.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Construction of the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya

87 construction teams have arrived in Kenya from China to ensure the construction of the Standard Gauge railway in Kenya begins September this year. Also included from the China is 2000 pieces of equipment in readiness of the start of the project.   This was revealed on Monday this week in a meeting between President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta and Wen Gang, the Assistant President of China Communication Company. China Communications and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Construction boom brightens future for East Africa

 It is a ‘boom’ as many people are describing the growth of East Africa Construction industry. Many investors have taken the advantage of the boom by shaking off their pockets to invest in skyscrapers, shopping malls, roads, schools, hospitals etc.   Both private and public sectors are in a hurry trying to satisfy the rising middle class and regional integration, and the E.A. governments still have the high stake in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd August 2014

Nigeria: OSOPADEC Constructs N300 Million Pedestrian Bridge in Riverine Area

 Akure — Concerned by the difficulties being encountered by the residents of the riverine communities in accessing their homes, the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) has launched the construction of innovational footbridges worth N300 million in its mandate areas.   The bridges, which would be constructed in the OSOPADEC mandate areas of Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas, would cover a.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st August 2014

Angola s 1300km, Chinese-built railway is finished

  One of China’s biggest construction firms finished building a 1,344km railway in Angola, Africa this week, and plans to put it into operation this year.   The $1.83bn project, carried out by China Railway Construction, rehabilitated sections of the old Portuguese-built Benguela railway linking Angola’s Atlantic port of Lobito to the eastern border town of Luau.   The new railway is the second-longest railroad.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st August 2014

Tanzania: Aga Khan Development Network to Invest U.S. $1 Billion (Sh1.6 Trillion)in Expansion Plans for Tanzania

THE recent visit by His Highness the Aga Khan has opened up Tanzania to greater investments in the economic and social development of the country.     The current Aga Khan, who has been a friend of Tanzania since before independence is a keen follower and partner in the socio-economic development of mostly underdeveloped or developing nations, especially in Africa and Asia. Shah Karim's love for Tanzania has amply been proved by his.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th August 2014

Kenya: Mombasa Sets Aside Sh165 Million for Roads

THE Mombasa government has set aside Sh165 million to improve transport and infrastructure in Mombasa town. Eight projects have started. Governor Hassan Joho said the projects include reconstruction of existing roads, creating new ones and improving the city's drainage system.     Bridges, street lights and car parks will also be constructed. Joho said they will soon commission 15km of upgraded bitumen standard roads to spur.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th August 2014

Kenya: Railway Project to Employ 30,000 Kenyans

 Nairobi — More than 2,400 Kenyans have already been hired for the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).   Assistant President of China Communications and Construction Company Wen Gang says they also intend to sub-contract about 40 percent of the project to local companies.   At a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi on Monday, Wen said at its peak, the SGR project will employ more.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th August 2014

Dangote Cement set to expand production plants

Dangote Cement Plc plans to expand its cement production plants to Africa, Middle East and Latin American countries. The company hopes that it will, through the planned investment, rank among the top ten global cement manufacturers and also help Nigeria to earn foreign exchange.   According to the Deputy General Manager of Production at the Ibese Plant, Sunday Adondua, Dangote Cement is currently operating in fourteen African countries..... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th August 2014

Nigeria seals $17m water construction deal with China s CGC

Nigeria’s Cross River State has signed a $17 million contract for the construction of Ogoja Water scheme with a Chinese firm CGC.The State Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr. Etowa Elemi, signed the contract on behalf of the state government while the Managing Director of CGC Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ye Sejiun, signed on behalf of the Chinese company.   Speaking at the signing ceremony on Friday in Calabar, the state capital, Governor.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th August 2014

Louis Berger to oversee Yaounde-Douala highway segment construction in Cameroon

Louis Berger, a $1 billion global professional services corporation, has recently signed a five-year project management contract financed by local funds for the construction of the first segment of the Yaoundé-Douala highway in Cameroon. The total construction value of the project is almost €7million.   The road segment will connect Cameroon’s government and diplomatic hub in Yaoundé to the country’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th August 2014

US$ 285m limestone mining plant to be set up in Kenya

 Kenya’s Athi River Mining Company (ARM) has been given the go-ahead to set up a US$ 285m limestone mining plant in Ngaie, Kyuso district.   Minerals executive George Mulatya was pleased when confirming the reports and he said the cement firm is expected to set up a clinker and cement manufacturing plant which will in return create 7,000 jobs and give the Government US$ 3m in annual revenue.   Mr. Mulatya pointed out.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014



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