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Infrastructure Projects in 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.
  • Zimbabwe: U.S.$300 Million for Kondo Dam

    ZIMBABWE, 2017/09/03 The Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) has met three South African potential suitors to fund the massive $300 million Kondo Dam in the Middle Sabi region. The project involves the construction of a concrete faced rock fill dam, an earth fill saddle dam and hydro-power generating plant. Upon completion, Kondo Dam will store 3, 5 billion cubic metres of water for power generation and irrigation development in the Chisumbanje area, which lies in the south eastern part of the country.
  • 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.
  • Turkey to build dams in Mauritania and Senegal

    TURKEY, 2016/04/05 The Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry has vowed to "share its experiences and opportunities" in all areas to contribute to Africa's development on the basis of a win-win principle. In line with the principle of "African solutions for Africa's problems," the ministry will build dams in Mauritania and Senegal. A statement by the ministry revealed that Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu will visit the two African nations starting today until Friday. Eroğlu will sign trilateral cooperation agreements with the Mauritanian and Senegalese governments in the fields of water works, meteorology and forestry with the objective of further improving cooperation in reforestation, seedling production, combating desertification and erosion, geographic data systems and remote sensing, fire management, nature conservation, protection, development and management of water resources, water and wastewater treatment technologies, monitoring and management of water quality, irrigation, flood management, water well drilling, dam construction, meteorological observation systems, meteorological forecasts and early warnings, meteorological data processing and meteorological research.
  • Three Moroccan Projects in List of ‘Most Outstanding Projects in Africa’

    CASABLANCA, 2016/01/05 Three of Morocco’s most prominent infrastructure projects are part the inventory of ten “Most Outstanding African Projects in 2015”, according to a ranking by Jeune Afrique magazine. The Tarfaya wind farm, the Noor solar plant complex in Ourzazate and the Wessal Casablanca-Port project made it to the inventory of the majority significant initiatives that marked Africa’s economy this year.