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Arab Contractors to implement $27m new road projects in Egypt

 Arab Contractors Company (AC), a leading construction firm has been awarded a tender worth $27M to implement construction of 400km roads stretch in Egypt. In a statement sent to the media by Arab Contractors Company (AC) and signed by the board of Directors Eng. Mohsen Salah, the company is still negotiating to obtain an extra 200 km so that the targeted length of implementing the projects for the first phase will be up to 600 Km. The statement added that the company is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania: Stable Energy Supply Pillar for Growth

 SUPPRESSED electricity demand in the country can be resolved by ensuring that there is additional generation capacity using acceptable technologies and fuel which is naturally available to Tanzanians.     This was said by Mr Harbinder Singh Sethi, the Executive Chairman of Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) a subsidiary of Pan African Power Solutions (PAP) during a media tour at the Company's power plant in Tegeta area Dar es Salaam.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania: Kinyerezi Power Plant Ready Soon

 Kilwa — KINYEREZI One power processing plant is expected to go on trial by the end of this year to generate and supply power from natural gas under the transportation pipeline project.     Briefing the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, who is on a pipeline project visit, the project Manager, Engineer Simon Ngilima said that they are also expected to distribute the gas to commercial consumers as well.     He told the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Kenya: One Million Kenyans to Be Connected to Power This Year

 Nairobi — The Government has said that one million people will be connected to the national power grid by the end of this financial year in its plan to connect over 70 percent of the population by 2017.     In the last financial year, over 400,000 customers were connected to the power line. The initiative will be implemented under a programme dubbed 'The last mile'.     Principal Secretary in the Ministry for Energy and Petroleum Joseph Njoroge.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania: Sh56 Billion Bridge, Power Project Launched in Morogoro

 PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete kicked off his seven-day official tour of Morogoro Region on Wednesday by laying the foundation stone for the construction of the much-hyped 56bn/- Kilombero Bridge project as well as launching a mega rural electric power distribution project.     The bridge will help connect and ease transportation networks between Ulanga and Kilombero districts in the region. The project, which is being implemented by a Chinese firm, China Railway 15, will.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania:Tanzania to Concentrate on Development of Geothermal Energy

 THE Vice-President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal earlier last week challenged geo-scientists in Tanzania to devise strategies to ensure effective exploitation of geo-thermal energy to help solve a rapidly expanding power crisis and speed up socio-economic development.     The VP who was opening the Third Young Earth Scientists Congress in Dar es Salaam noted that the country was endowed with 4,000mw geo-thermal potential which is more than double the present 1,583mw.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

City Lodge to construct a $23m 3-star hotel Nairobi, Kenya

City Lodge Hotel Group has made plans to set up a US $23m 3-star hotel in Kenya at the Runda Estate. Construction works are expected to start in January 2015 and is to be ready by October 2016.   This will be the first time the Group is developing a green-field hotel in East Africa. The $23m three star hotel will be made up of 177 rooms and will be housed on the Two Rivers Shopping Mall being put up by Centum. The development is located within the Nairobi’s diplomatic.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Japanese Government to fund an irrigation scheme in Rwanda

The Governmnet of Rwanda has received a US$15m grant from the Japanese Government to fund an irrigation scheme in Ngoma District, Rwanda, which will be implemented by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).   The funds will be used for the construction of dams, 900,000 meter cubes water reservoir, regulating tanks, irrigation canals, bridges, and a solar power unit. It will also provide solar panels, pump facilities and help provide operational and maintenance of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Construction of the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya

87 construction teams have arrived in Kenya from China to ensure the construction of the Standard Gauge railway in Kenya begins September this year. Also included from the China is 2000 pieces of equipment in readiness of the start of the project.   This was revealed on Monday this week in a meeting between President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta and Wen Gang, the Assistant President of China Communication Company. China Communications and Construction Company took the chance to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Alten to develop 40MW solar plant in Kenya

Alten Kenya Solarfarms is expected to set up a 40MW solar plant in Kesses, Uasin Gishu county Kenya. The solar plant will be located on a 371 acre piece of land in Kesses near Moi University, Eldoret. The project is expected to cost around US$10m for infrastructure development alone. The project is expected to be ready in 10 to 14 months once the power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed between Alten Kenya Solarfarms and Kenya Power.   Alten Kenya has planned to set up.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania: Kibaha Health Centre Set to Have a Paediatric Ward

Kibaha — PLANS are underway to build a children's ward at Mkoani Health Centre in Kibaha town, Coast region, as a solution to patients having to go to other hospitals for lack of a children's ward at the centre. The centre's medical officer in charge, Dr Issa Kaniki, speaking to the 'Daily News' here over the weekend, said at the moment there was no children's ward at the hospital and instead there was only a shed which was used by both expectant mothers and children, which was.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Tanzania: Kagera Takes Measures to Fight Maternal Deaths

Bukoba — LEADERS in Kagera Region have been urged to take a holistic approach to ensure that no woman dies due to pregnancy related complications. The call was made here on Friday by the Bukoba District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr Hamza Magulu, during a stakeholders' meeting to discuss implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He noted that Bukoba District recorded impressive achievement in Safe Motherhood from 22 per cent recorded last year to 34 per cent, this.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014



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