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Explore the Emerging Market in East Africa - AUTOEXPO TANZANIA 2017

The automobile industry in Tanzania is growing, supported by growing incomes, improving urban infrastructure and the supply of cost-effective vehicles by Asian manufacturers. This sector of Tanzania gives ample opportunities to other countries to enter the market.  There has been strong prediction that there will be growth close to 3% per annum in vehicle sales in Tanzania over the period of 2018. As per the statistics of the Tanzania Automobile Association (TMA), on an.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 12th June 2017

BuildExpo Tanzania 2017 - Africa's premier and most trusted building and construction tradeshow

TANZANIA has in recent years seen unprecedented growth in construction sector, with mushrooming new houses, multi-storey buildings, roads and bridges, the trend that has contributed to surging demand for the building materials, Increased government funding on infrastructure development in almost every financial year has acted as an incentive for continued inflows of investments in the construction industry so this upward trend has been welcomed by the best global construction.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 12th June 2017

Rwanda: JICA Pledges to Provide Technical Support to 'Smart Rwanda' Initiative

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged more support to Rwanda's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as the country moves toward a digital economy.   According to Toda Takao, JICA's vice president in charge of human security and global health, the aim is to offer Rwanda full-scale technical support to implement Smart Rwanda master plan.   Under the new smart Rwanda master plan, government wants to focus on digitising the economy.... Read more »

Posted on : Sunday , 14th May 2017

Rwanda: Govt Focusing on Off Grid Solutions to Boost Energy Efficiency

The government is set to prioritise off-grid energy solutions such as solar energy and mini-power plants, reduce energy losses, as well as consider using natural gas instead of diesel in energy generating systems to ensure efficiency.   According to the Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni, the development is in line with the country's target to generate 563 megawatts and enable 70 per cent of Rwandan households to access electricity by 2018.   Of these, 48 per cent.... Read more »

Posted on : Sunday , 14th May 2017

Rwanda: Vision City Project Supported by Chinese Firm to Address Housing Challenges

Located on one of the hills at "The Land of a Thousand hills," the Vision City project is part of the Rwandan government's efforts to solve housing challenges in the capital city Kigali.   The first phase of the project, the biggest housing project in Rwanda, is consisted of 504 units of villas and apartments. According to the plan, after all the four phases are completed, the project will have the capacity to accommodate over 22,000 people.   "Every time.... Read more »

Posted on : Sunday , 14th May 2017

Rwanda: Govt to Launch $250 Million Fund for Affordable Housing

A new affordable housing fund that could enable persons earning between Rwf300,000 and Rwf700,000 in monthly wages to buy a house is due to start in July, officials at the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) have said.   The Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni, said the fund, estimated to be between $200 million and $250 million (about Rwf206 billion), is one of the key four strategies that the government has come up with to speed up the construction of affordable.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th May 2017

Urban road upgrading project kicks off in Rwanda

 Rwanda’s urban road upgrading project has commenced in the Kigali and is being undertaken by China Road and Bridge Cooperation (CRBC) and expected to improve the overall traffic situation in Kigali.   The road upgrading project is expected to be 54.56 kilometers where the investment is being done by China Export-Import Bank in form of preferential loan.   This initiative will efficiently enhance the road traffic capacity in the urban areas of Kigali and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th May 2017

East Africa: Call for Regional Cooperation to Transform Construction Industry

 Resulting from the rapid and sustainable economic growth as well as the ongoing fast urbanization in Ethiopia,there is high demand for cement and concrete, Construction Minister Eng. Aisha Mohamed said.   While addressing the 2nd Annual East Africa Cement, Concrete and Energy Summit yesterday, Minister Eng. Aisha reiterated: "With the growth in our economy and the increase in urbanization, there is a parallel need of cement and concert."   As to her,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd May 2017

Tanzania: Spray Drones Providing Efficient Pesticide Dispersal

Guangzhou — Chinese firm Dajiang Innovation, popular known as DJI, recently launched its first agricultural aerial system, the Agras MG-1, operated as a drone, is now geared at providing cheaper crop spraying, also billed to become safer and more efficient. The company plans to supply the drone to local farmers to help ease their farm work, notably to minimize human labour and the cost of production.   The firm's communications manager, Oliver Wang said the drone.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017

Rwanda & Turkey Sign Cooperation Agreement on Agriculture

Rwanda and Turkey have signed an agreement of cooperation in the fields of agriculture and livestock, an official at the Rwandan embassy in Ankara, Turkey said.   The agreement was signed by Turkey's Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Faruk Celik, and Rwanda's Ambassador to Turkey, Amb. Williams Nkurunziza, at the closure of the Turkey-Africa Agriculture ministers' meeting in Antalya, last Friday.   "The two countries' ministries of agriculture will.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017

Kenya: 310MW Lake Turkana Wind Farm Nearing Completion

Nairobi — The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Loiyangalani, Marsabit County is set to be completed in two months, paving the way for a 310MW injection in the grid.   The project will provide reliable, low-cost wind power to Kenya's national grid for 20 years through 365 wind turbines each with a capacity of 850 kW.   State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu has said the development of the wind farm is ahead of schedule.   "In the coming months, a 105 MW.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017

Rwanda: Construction of New Football Stadiums on Schedule - Officials

The pace of local football development is set to improve after district mayors and other stakeholders endorsed the proposed blueprint to construct more football stadiums in the country.   This follows a consultative meeting on Saturday in Kigali between Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) and officials from the Federation Royal Morocaine de Football (FRMF), district mayors, Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) and Ministry of Defense among others.   The meeting okayed the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017



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