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  • Chinese bank grants loan to Angola for construction of Soyo power plant

    CHINA, 2017/01/23 The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China will provide a loan of US$837 million for the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Soyo, Angola, an all equivalent to 85% of the cost, according to a government document. The document quoted by Portuguese news agency Lusa said the agreement between the government of Angola and the Chinese bank had been signed in the initial half of 2016, two years next the work began.
  • 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.
  • Construction materials provide foundation for Gabon’s growth

    GABON, 2016/11/24 Amidst a continued push by the government to expand housing stock and road networks, Gabon is building a number of new cement and steel factories to boost domestic production of construction materials and reduce the trade deficit. Today, with the exception of cement, some 90% of Gabon’s building materials are imported from Europe and China. Into the mix
  • 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.
  • Ghana increases spending on transport infrastructure

    GHANA, 2016/06/18 Moves by Ghana to expand port capacity are helping to reduce processing times and costs, although congested intermodal connections still limit throughput. Further spending to reinforce connectivity in road and rail networks will be necessary for Ghana to significantly increase its shipping capacity, but infrastructure upgrades and regulatory reforms are nonetheless helping to improve in general efficiency. Maritime development Currently, almost $2bn worth of investment is being put toward upgrading Ghana’s two major ports: Tema and Takoradi.
  • 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.
  • Roads, education top Ambode’s 2016 budget

    NIGERIA, 2016/01/05 Roads and education will attract the highest spending for this year, going by the 2016 budget signed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos National. This was released as the national government officially released a partial breakdown of the 2016 budget. At the breakdown of the budget presented by the Commission for Economic Planning and Budget, Akinyemi Ashade at the National Home, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Monday, Ambode will spend N89.9 billion on the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and public buildings. The breakdown as well showed that N86 billion has been earmarked for education in a bid to tackle onerous decay and revamp the ailing sector.