Equitorial Guinea and China sign deal for infrastructural development

The government of Equatorial Guinea and China have signed an agreement that will see the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) provide US$2bn for infrastructural development in Guinea. This exercise was held in Beijing. Teodor Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea visited China at the invitation of  President Xi Jinping. China follows the policy of non-interference in other […]

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ZAMBIA: Construction of the UTH emergency unit still in progress

Contrary to reports, the construction of the Adult Medical Emergency Unit (AMEU) at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has not come to a stand still. Hau Chan Infrastructure Engineering Limited, the contractor supervising the construction project has said through its Site Manager: Wang Hu that the construction project would be completed behind schedule as a result […]

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RWANDA: 7,480 housing units construction begins in Kigali

On 26th February, James Musoni Rwanda’s Minister for Infrastructure took part in the ground breaking ceremony of 7,480 housing units in Kigali. The Batsinda II will involve the construction of 2,000 units each in Kanombe and Ndera Affordable Housing Project, 2,743 units in Rugarama and 128 units for the Ziniya Pilot Project. The construction of […]

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NIGERIA: Construction of Abuja City Center to commence in May

Senator Bala Mohammed, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja recently revealed plans to commence construction work on the Abuja City Center. With a budget of US$3.5bn, the two-phased construction project will consists of four international hotels, residential houses, offices, shops and condominiums; all on 17 hectares of land. According to Executive Director-Africa, Eagle […]

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ETHIOPIA: Eleven public universities to be built

Plans to construct 11 new universities have been announced by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Through this, the country will experience an increase in enrolment capacity. Dr. Kaba Urgessa, the Education Minister stated that the new projects would be undertaken in the next growth and transformation plan named the GTP II, whose implementation starts next fiscal […]

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KENYA: Water collector tunnel to be constructed in Murang’a

In an attempt to supply 140 million litres of water per day to the capital city Nairobi, a US$ 743m water collector tunnel will be constructed in Murang’a County, Kenya. This was confirmed by Athi Water Service Board Chief Executive Officer, Malaquen Milgo. He stated that the initiative would help to increase water supply to the residents of […]

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KENYA: A Japanese architect to construct “infrastructure-free” homes in Nairobi

Izumi Sakata- a Japanese architect is promoting the construction of “infrastructure-free” homes for people in a Nairobi slum. According to him, “Kenya has ‘people power’ though it’s poor and seeds cultivated in Japan should bear a lot of fruit there.” His  aim is to build homes in areas lacking water supply, sewers, electricity and other infrastructure. A […]

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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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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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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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