TANZANIA: Plans to construct iron ore mining and smelting plants in full gear

The National Development Corporation (NDC) has announced plans to start local commercial production of iron ore and steel by construction of related smelting plants. The country is also expecting to produce 1.1 million metric tones per year, with the first production expected in four years. China International Mineral Resources Limited (TCIMRL) and NDC have entered […]

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ALGERIA: Four house fabrication plants to be built

The government of Algeria has given Indjab a sum of $200million to finance the construction of four house prefabrication plants in several cities. Construction works will be launched in May 2015. According to Mohamed Yassine Hafiane- chairman of Injab, the project is expected to improve the quality of houses and reduce delivery deadlines of housing projects. The plants will be built […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Upgrade for Mmbatho Water Treatment Plant launched

The North West Provincial Government has launched an upgrade project for the Mmabatho Water Treatment Plant. This is to meet both present and future water demands. This upgrading project is part of Setsokotsane (whirlwind) Programme, and also part of the government’s larger commitment to providing clean water for residents in Mahikeng. By November 2016, it is expected […]

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Ongoing road construction in South Sudan heralds a new dawn

South Sudanese Government has set out to construct the road networks linking Juba to Bor in Jonglei state and Rumbek in Lakes state. The project would be funded by China’s Exim Bank. South Sudan has only around 300 kilometers of paved roads of which a third are in the capital city of Juba. The 192 Km […]

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Nigeria: Federal Government takes over Lagos-Badagry expressway

The Federal Government of Nigeria recently disclosed plans to take charge of the reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. The road which stretches from Iganmu to Badagry (suburbs in the Lagos Metropolis) was planned, designed and built by the Lagos State Government. The road was taken over by the Federal Government in the 1974 absorption of roads […]

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South Africa: Low-cost houses to be constructed

About 1.5 million low-cost houses are to be constructed in South Africa over the next five years. This announcement was made by the Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu in Johannesburg last week. He stated that the government would achieve this target by implementing 50 catalytic megaprojects, each of which would involve construction of 10 000 dwellings. This […]

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KENYA: US$30.3m to be used for automation of weighbridges

Michael Kamau, the Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary made this announcement on Monday. He indicated that the move will improve movement of goods within the country and East Africa at large. The automation of weighbridges will reduce the amount of time taken by trucks for clearance in various parts of the country. Weighbridges are a […]

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KENYA: Kipevu Oil Terminal to give way to a new terminal by 2017

Niras, an engineering firm based in Denmark has been awarded a contract by the Kenya Ports Authority for the design of a new oil terminal. It will replace the existing Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT). Upon completion of the design stage of the project, another firm will commence the construction of the terminal at a cost of […]

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School of Architecture coming soon in Ivory Coast

A school of architecture will open for the academic year 2015-2016 in Ivory Coast. This was announced by Guillaume Koffi, architect and president of the National Council of the Order of Architects (ANOC) of Ivory Coast on Thursday, Oct. 10th. With the support of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the African Union of […]

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Tanzania: Investment plans brewing up for Mbinga coal mine

Dangote group plans to invest in the development of the Mbinga coal mine in southwest Tanzania. This was disclosed in a meeting between Aliko Dangote- C.E.O. of the group and Mohammed Gharib Bilal- Tanzania’s Vice President at the Africa Global Business Forum in Dubai. The coal produced from the mine will be used to power Mtwara Cement plant, […]

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