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Expansion of US $2bn Rironi-Mau Summit highway in Kenya to begin in September

Expansion works on the US $2bn Rironi-Mau Summit highway in Kenya is set to begin in September this year. This is according to Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.“We are set for expansion of the Rironi-Maai Mahiu-Naivasha highway this September.  It will improve connectivity between Central and Eastern Kenya and the Rift Valley and Western Kenya regions, and will reduce congestion on the Northern Corridor,” said CS Macharia.The Rironi-Mau Summit highway is set to be.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd June 2021

TANZANIA: IDA Finances the Integration of Solar Energy Into the Zanzibar Grid

The Zanzibar authorities are receiving strong support in their electrification process. The support comes from the World Bank Group, which has just approved USD 142 million for the modernisation of the local electricity network and the integration of renewable energy. Of this funding, USD 117 million represents a credit from the International Development Association (IDA). The remaining USD 22 million is a loan from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), which is also providing a USD 3.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd June 2021

TANZANIA: Dodoma Agrees With AFD on A 150 Mwp Solar Plant in Kishapu

The loan agreement was signed recently in the Tanzanian capital Dodoma between the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Emmanuel Tutub, Frederic Clavier, the French Ambassador to Tanzania and Stephanie Mouen Essombe, the Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) in Tanzania. The French bank is validating a 130-million euro loan for the construction of a 150 MWp solar power plant. The French Development Agency is providing an additional 7 million.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd June 2021

Tanzania: Over TZS 180bn Allocated To Electrify 1,956 Villages

The government through the Ministry of Energy has allocated TZS 181 billion for rural electrification in the 2021/22 fiscal year. Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani told the parliament on 2nd June 2021 that all villages will be electrified by the end of year 2022. Tabling his ministry's TZS 2.3 trillion budget, Dr Medard Kalemani said at least 1,956 villages are yet to be connected with electricity, and that with the coming fiscal year's budget, all villages across the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 18th June 2021

Wind Farm at Lake Turkana Recorded A High Capacity Factor

Earlier this year, the Lake Turkana Wind Power farm, consisting of 365 turbines, recorded its highest capacity factor rating. In March 2021, the Lake Turkana Wind Power plant’s consortium announced that it had recorded a “good month” having achieved an average capacity factor of 75.8 per cent, “the highest in the last 31 months that we have been in operation.” The capacity factor is a unit less measurement of how much electricity a generation plant is producing.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 18th June 2021

Kenya secures US $13m for Mombasa LPG project

Kenya has secured US $13m for the construction of the Mombasa liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) import and storage terminal project The funds was injected by the International Finance Corporation (IFC)– World Bank private financing arm. Mombasa Gas Terminal (MGT) Managing Director Eng. Julius Riungu confirmed the report and said the funding paves way for the completion of the project’s first phase “We embarked on the Mombasa Gas Terminal project to reduce supply.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 17th June 2021

Sh2.5 billion loan has been approved for the construction of a gas hub in Mombasa, Kenya.

Mombasa Gas Terminal Limited (MGT) has received a Sh2.5 billion loan from the World Bank's private lending arm to build a liquefied petroleum gas terminal in Mombasa's port.The International Finance Corporation announced the money on June 2 after the company received regulatory approval from the national and county governments to start building."The second phase will complete the storage capacity to 22,000 metric tonnes or more with annual throughput capacity of 400,000 metric tonnes.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th June 2021

Kenya, Burundi sign deals to boost economic ties

Kenya and Burundi have inked bilateral trade and investment agreements in order to boost economic links between the two East African Community member countries. Presidents Evariste Ndayishimiye and Uhuru Kenyatta signed agreements on agriculture, livestock and fisheries, public service, foreign affairs, commerce, sports, and culture during a bilateral meeting in Kisumu's State Lodge. The two presidents also instructed their respective ministries to resolve bottlenecks and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th June 2021

G7 DFIs & partners to invest over $80b in Africa’s private sector

The G7 nations, in collaboration with multilateral partners, have pledged to invest $80 billion in Africa's private sector. The G7 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), including the UK's CDC Group, will assist sustained economic recovery and growth in Africa with this investment, which will be phased in over the next five years. The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the European Bank for.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th June 2021

Bugesera International Airport phase 1 to be delivered by Dec 2022

The first phase of Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda will be delivered by December this year according to Hon. Claver Gatete, the Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure. The minister made the announcement during the recent 5-day Executive Workshop of the Union of Central and West African Airport Managers (UGAACO) that aims to improve skills for the efficient management of airports and ensuring an appropriate degree of global standardization and quality leadership competencies.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th June 2021

Tanzania gears towards Covid-19 vaccination

Once considered as the staunch anti-Covid country, Tanzania is gearing towards vaccination after a team of health experts handed in their report on how to roll out mass inoculation to President Samia Suluhu. The report comes a month after a special committee of experts handed in another report evaluating the Covid-19 situation in the country. The Tanzania daily The Citizen revealed that among other things, the team, chaired by Prof Said Aboud, recommended for the government.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th June 2021

Tanzania gears towards Covid-19 vaccination

Once considered as the staunch anti-Covid country, Tanzania is gearing towards vaccination after a team of health experts handed in their report on how to roll out mass inoculation to President Samia Suluhu. The report comes a month after a special committee of experts handed in another report evaluating the Covid-19 situation in the country. The Tanzania daily The Citizen revealed that among other things, the team, chaired by Prof Said Aboud, recommended for the government.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th June 2021



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