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Uganda: 13 firms bid for JLOS House construction

The justice ministry has been receiving bids since June 12 when they announced expression of interest for construction of the complex to be called JLOS House. The complex will be constructed under a Public, Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, according to a statement from JLOS. Jim Mugunga, the finance ministry spokesperson told New Vision Online that funds from government were available to finance the government component for the complex whose bids are to be opened today (Friday).... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

Kenya: NHC to Build 40 Housing Units in Kisii

THE National Housing Corporation will construct 40 housing units in Kisii Town. NHC general manager in charge of technical operations Willis Ouma said the two bedroom units will be built at Nyanchwa estate in the outskirts of Kisii town. Speaking at Deputy Governor Joash Maangi's office last Friday, Ouma said the five-storey blocks will reduce the housing shortage in Kisii town. Maangi said the county has a high number of workers who do not have houses due to the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

Bagamoyo Port construction starts this year

Previous, the construction of the port at Mbegani creek was estimated to begin next January but speed of negotiations permitted the project to kick off this year, thanks to Big Results Now (BRN) initiative. The Tanzania envoy to China, Mr Abdulrahaman Shimbo told ‘Daily News’ that the port will be built in phases were the main leg expect to begin soon after completion of negotiation, which are at final stages. “The initial agreement was signed earlier.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

30 Swedish style villas for Kisumu s Riat Hill

With an initial budget of over a billion shillings, the development of 30 Swedish style villas on 8.5 acres is now underway after the project launch at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Nairobi last week.   The project is the brainchild of Fred Andersson, the Swedish entrepreneur who has more than 40 years working with various multinationals. In Kenya, he is known for establishing the coastal lodge Kinondo Kwetu, Kinondo Kwetu Trust Fund, and Oriflame.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

Africa: Moving Consumers Up The Energy Ladder

 After successfully catalyzing the market for clean, affordable solar lighting products in the unelectrified, largely rural areas of Africa, the Lighting Africa program is moving up the energy ladder to support products that provide a wider range of energy services, beyond lighting and cellphone charging. This expansion into larger systems is prompted by consumer and industry demands, as well as rapid development of new technology, and the emergence of new business models which.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

Africa:Study Establishes Significant Climate Benefit Of Solar Lighting Products

 A new research study published by the IFC-World Bank Lighting Global program finds that replacing all kerosene lamps in use with solar lights would reduce the equivalent of 5 percent annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, or 12 percent of India’s annual emissions.   The study confirms that modern solar lighting products designed for low income families without access to grid electricity are far more energy efficient than widely used kerosene.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

US$ 533m Kariba power project in Zimbabwe kicks off

 The Kariba power project in Zimbabwe kicked off officially with President Mugabe commissioning on 4th of September; the project is estimated to cost US$533 million and is expected to generate an additional 300MW by 2017.   Speaking soon after the groundbreaking ceremony, President Mugabe said he was happy that the Kariba power project had begun to take shape. The project had been on the cards for years, with its implementation hampered by the shortage of foreign currency,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

US$ 374m Kpone Independent Power Project in Ghana to be undertaken by Group Five

 Group Five, a South African firm, has worn a project for designing and construction of a 350Mw gas and oil-fired power plant in Ghana. According to a Group Five spokesman, the Kpone Independent Power Project contract will run for three years in order to see through the construction of the plant located in the Kpone municipality.   The notice to proceed with construction of the Kpone power plant is expected once the commercial and financial close has been reached, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

US-based Louis Berger to construct US$ 9.0m section of Yaounde-Douala highway in Cameroon

Louis Berger, an engineering services company based in US has secured a five-year contract for construction works to improve a section of the Yaoundé-Douala highway in Cameroon. The contract is a five-year engagement that will see the country’s Yaoundé diplomatic region connected to the country’s Douala deepwater port. Construction works on the Yaoundé-Douala highway by Louis Berger will make the road a straighter and safer two-lane motorway. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

Arab Contractors seals new housing contract with Algeria

Arab Contractors Company (AC), Egypt’s leading Construction Company is set to sign a new contract for implementation of various housing projects in Algeria this month. The contract is to be signed this month between the Government of Algeria and the company, according to the Chairman of Arab Contractors Company (AC), Mr. Mohsen Salah. The signing of the awarding of the contract to the Arab Contractors Company (AC) is expected to boost Arab Contractors’ business size in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

US $80m Zim Plant in Zimbabwe to be completed by 2016

Construction of the cement plant, Zim in Zimbabwe, will be completed by 2016 according to PPC Zimbabwe division. The plant will all cost US$ 80m upon completion. The company’s managing director Mr Njombo Nekula said Environmental Impact Assessment for the Zim Plant project was already approved, and construction has begun. The new Zim mill in Harare will give a competitive advantage to the company, and help reduce production costs since the company was importing cement.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014

Tender announced for US$ 465m Dar es Salaam maritime gateway improvement project, Tanzania

Tanzania Ports Authority has called on bidders to tender for the Dar es Salaam maritime gateway improvement project, which will be funded by the World Bank through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). The Dar es Salaam maritime gateway improvement project, which entails designing and building of roll-on roll-off terminal in the Dar es Salaam port, deepening and strengthening berths 1-7 at the port, and construction of terminals, will also receive grants.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th September 2014




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