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Construction / Infrastructure in East Africa

  • Chinese-supported infrastructure projects change Zambia's landscape

    CHINA, 2017/09/05 The commissioning of works to construct a new international airport in Zambia's Ndola city in the Copperbelt Province recently goes to exemplify Chinese efforts to help Zambia's infrastructure development drive. The 397 million U.S. dollars project, being undertaken by Chinese contractor AVIC International and funded by the Export and Import Bank of China, is but one part other projects China has funded as Zambia rolls out its infrastructure projects.
  • Africa's Infrastructure Spending Drops

    ANGOLA, 2017/08/20 Africa's infrastructure investment spending decreased in 2016 compared 2015, according to Deloitte 2016 African construction trends statement. In 2016, 286 projects worth 50m and additional were being built in Africa, down from 301 in 2015. The fall in in general capital price was $51bn — from a total of $375bn in 2015 to a total of 324bn in 2016.The statement, released on Tuesday, said there were 109 projects worth a total of $140bn in Southern Africa in 2015. For 2016, project numbers had fallen to 85, worth $93bn. “Africa has seen a downturn in both the number and price of projects included this year, in contrast to previous years,” said Jean-Pierre Labuschagne, Deloitte Africa infrastructure and capital projects leader.
  • Uganda: Fuel Theft Disrupts Kanoni - Sembabule Road Construction

    UGANDA, 2017/08/02 The company contracted to build the Kanoni-Sembabule-Villa Maria road, has expressed concern over rising cases of theft of fuel meant for the road works. The 110-kilometre road, which is currently under construction by China Railway No.3 Engineering Group, links Gomba, Sembabule and Bukomansimbi districts.
  • Kenya invests in major infrastructure projects to bring oil to market

    KENYA, 2016/12/24 With initial production due to begin next year at Kenya’s newly developed oilfields in the north, plans are under way to put in place the necessary transport infrastructure to ship the country’s crude to the eastern coast. Key to transportation As of mid-October UK- and Ireland-listed oil and gas producer Tullow Oil was looking to arrangement trucking companies to transport the crude oil taken from the South Lokichar Basin in Kenya’s Turkana County.
  • Somalia – Ceremony to kick off the enlargement of the Xooga Military Hospital

    SOMALIA, 2016/11/28 The ceremony to kick off the enlargement of the Xooga Military Hospital was held in Mogadishu in the presence of the Italian Ambassador, Carlo Campanile, Somalian Defence Minister, Abdulkadir Sheik Ali Dini, and a large number of representatives of Somalian high-ranking military officers and of the local press. The enlargement work consists in building a new wing of the Hospital, destined to host an operating theatre and an intensive care unit and relative ancillary services. The works were begun thanks to the USD 700,000 funding provided by the Italian Development Cooperation programme.
  • Bank of South Korea funds reconstruction of road in Mozambique

    SOUTH KOREA, 2016/07/26 Reconstruction of the road between Nampula and Nametil, over a distance of 72 kilometres, will cost US$75.4 million, the National Roads Government (ANE) of Mozambique said Friday in Maputo. Agostinho Notece of the ANE said during a business and investment forum held in the city of Nampula that the project would be financed with a loan from the South Korea Import-Export Bank under an agreement signed in May 2015.
  • sustainable Housing for Rural Families in Africa

    AFRICA, 2016/05/22 Until recently, the major thrust of AVN's work has been in Burkina Faso, and over the border in neighbouring regions of southern Mali. But three years ago, we started getting requests from several organisations for sending trained VN master masons from Burkina Faso to work on projects in Senegal. Of these requests, the majority significant has been in the region of Matam in north-eastern Senegal: the construction of a technical training centre and annexes (La maison des énergies) in Thiangol, close to the Senegal river, launched in January 2009, with financial sponsorship from the Communauté de Communes Val de Drôme (CCVD), France.
  • Brazil’s Andrade Gutierrez starts construction of dam in Mozambique

    BRAZIL, 2016/03/26 The construction of the Moamba Major dam, a project costing US$500 million that will supply electricity and water to Mozambique’s Maputo province, should start in May, the director of the project said Monday. Elias Paulo, cited by pan-African news agency APA, said the hydroelectric plant would take three years to build, and that the contractor was a consortium led by Brazilian group Andrade Gutierrez.
  • Djibouti seals pipeline deal with Ethiopia

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2016/01/16 A $1.55bn pipeline transaction signed in late September is set to boost the volumes of petrol, diesel and jet fuel that Djibouti is able to transport to landlocked Ethiopia. Additional infrastructure, to be rolled out alongside the pipeline initiative, will as well strengthen Djibouti’s efforts to reinforce its position as a strategic gateway to East Africa.
  • Financing the Nyagatare-Rukomo Road Project , Kuwait Fund For Arab Economic Development

    KUWAIT, 2015/12/15 A Loan Agreement was signed today in Kigali between the Republic of Rwanda and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will extend a loan of Kuwaiti Dinars Four Million and Five Hundred Thousand Kuwaiti Dinars (K.D. 4,500,000/-), approximately 15.3 million US Dollars, to help finance the Nyagatare-Rukomo Road Project. The Loan Agreement was signed on behalf of the Republic of Rwanda by H.E. Mr. Claver Gatete - Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and on behalf of the Fund by Mr. Hesham Al-Waqayan, Deputy Director-General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development in attendance of Mr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Hashim, Regional Manager for Central, East and South African nations. The aim of the Project is to enhance the economic and social development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Rwanda, and at the same time to participate in linking Rwanda with the Republic of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.