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Infrastructure Projects in East Africa

  • Tanzania announces $421m project to strengthen Port of Dar es Salaam infrastructure

    TANZANIA, 2017/09/06 On July 2 President John Magufuli unveiled the Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project (DSMGP), which aims to overhaul Port of Dar es Salaam’s infrastructure by 2023. The project, which according to the World Bank will cost approximately $421m, will see the construction of a new multi-purpose berth at Gerezani Creek, dredging of the port’s entrance channel, and intermodal improvements to both rail and road linkages. In a bid to expand its share of regional trade, Tanzania is investing billions of shillings into a number of transport projects, including a multi-year upgrade of the country’s principal port, the Port of Dar es Salaam.
  • Djibouti opens three ports in two months

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2017/07/15 The opening of three new ports over the completed two months is bolstering Djibouti’s efforts to increase its share of transit and trans-shipment traffic in East Africa. Maritime drive In May the $590m Doraleh Multipurpose Port was officially inaugurated on schedule next two years of construction, following major expansion works by the China National Construction Engineering Corporation. The upgraded port, which was backed by the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority (DPFZA) and national-owned China Merchants Port Holding, has a total annual capacity of 8.8m tonnes, spanning 690 ha with 15 berths, each of which is 1.2 km in length.
  • Chinese firm to start building $2.3bn railway line in Zambia

    ZAMBIA, 2016/11/06 Construction of a 388.8 kilometres railway line that will link Zambia’s eastern part to the north is set to begin next the country’s government signed a $2.3b transaction with a Chinese firm. The transaction will finance engineering, designing and construction of the 388.8km Chipata-Petauke-Serenje railway line, the Africa Review reports. According to Zambia’s Transport and Communication Minister Brian Mushimba the project was part of the Chinese government pledge of $60 billion to boost cooperation with Africa for the period of 2016-2018.
  • China Exim Bank Will Lend Tanzania $7.6 Billion for Railway

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  • Djibouti partners with China to develop local infrastructure and global trade routes

    CHINA, 2016/06/18 Djibouti has recently inked an agreement with China to streamline the East African country’s Customs systems, in a bid to consolidate its position as a logistics and trade centre for the region. The agreement comes as Djibouti channels some $14bn worth of investment – inclunding over $1bn worth of concessional financing from Chinese banks ­– for a spate of major infrastructure projects, ranging from free trade zones to a new railway and port facilities. The new Silk Road
  • Africa: China in U.S.$6 Billion Offer for Tanzania Rail

    CHINA, 2016/05/10 China last week said it is ready to provide $6.8 billion for the construction of Tanzania's Standard Gauge railway along the Central Corridor . This follows talks held between China's Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. Lu Youqing and President John Magufuli in which the government has as well set aside $454,545 out of its $13.2 billion in the fortcoming 2016/17 financial year. A statement issued by the National Home reveals that construction of the 2,561 railway is expected to boost the performance of the port of Dar es Salaam and the national economy in general. Ambassador Lu as well handed over to President Magufuli a letter with message from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • Ethiopia: URRAP Reaches 76 Percent Across Country

    ETHIOPIA, 2016/04/28 URRAP assisted extensively in creating better road networks part rural kebeles across the nation The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) has disclosed that the Universal Rural Roads Access Program (URRAP) has hit 76 % during the initial Increase and Transformation Plan period. The performance was made public Friday at a consultative conference between ERA and national stakeholders to evaluate the implementation and the next direction of URRAP in the country.
  • Nile dam meetings in Sudan extended for extra day, deal might be reached

    EGYPT, 2016/01/03 Foreign and water ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Monday decided to extend their ongoing meetings in Khartoum on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for one additional day, while a Sudanese minister expected a comprehensive transaction may be reached. The ministers of the three nations on Monday held a conference that continued for around 13 hours where the meetings were scheduled to end Monday with issuance of a joint communique. "It has been decided to extend the meetings to Tuesday," Ibrahim Ghandour, Sudan's Foreign Minister, told reporters at the end of the meetings today.
  • World Bank pumps US$100 million into Kariba Dam

    SWEDEN, 2014/12/17 The Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project received a US$100 million cash injection this week. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$75 million International Development Association (IDA) Credit and a US$25 million grant from the Government of Sweden to Zambia for the project. The project, with total financing of US$300 million, is being co-financed by the African Development Bank and the European Union and will help the Zambezi River Authority, which is responsible for the management of the Kariba Dam, to reshape the dam’s plunge pool and refurbish its spillway, inclunding improve dam operations in order to bring it up to international safety standards.
  • COMESA 2012-2013 Investment Teaser

    EAST AFRICA, 2014/02/02 COMESA 2012-2013 Investment Teaser The history of COMESA began in December 1994 at the same time as it was formed to replace the former Preferential Trade Sector(PTA) which had existed from the before days of 1981. COMESA was established 'as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people' and as such it has a wide-ranging series of objectives which necessarily include in its priorities the promotion of peace and security in the region.