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Ghana mulls National Building Code to check construction industry

Ghana mulls National Building Code to check construction industry

Ghana plans to come up with a national building code to regulate the construction industry,  Prof. Alex Dodoo Director-General of Ghana Standards Authority(GSA) has said. The code will provide construction professionals, developers and investors with...
AfDB revitalizes affordable housing in Zambia

AfDB revitalizes affordable housing in Zambia

The Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS) has received US$ 25 million from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) aimed at enhancing affordable housing in Zambia. A statement from AfDB sad that the loan is aimed...
Nigeria signs agreement for Mambilla hydropower Plant

Nigeria signs agreement for Mambilla hydropower Plant

Nigeria has signed an agreement with a consortium of three Chinese companies to construct Mambilla hydropower Plant that upon completion will generate 3,050 megawatts of power. The firms include China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), Sinohydro...
Construction of Lagos-Abidjan highway gets financial impetus

Construction of Lagos-Abidjan highway gets financial impetus

Construction of the Lagos-Abidjan highway has received a shot in the arm after African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Union (EU) made financial pledges worth $18 million towards the construction of the project. The 1,008...
Sarens launches world’s largest heavy-lift crane

Sarens launches world’s largest heavy-lift crane

Belgium's heavy lifting specialist Sarens has unveiled the world’s largest heavy-lift crane and promised to display an even bigger one in 2019. The SGC-140 is part of the SGC family of cranes, a group of...
Uganda's Karuma hydropower plant nears completion

Uganda’s Karuma hydropower plant nears completion

The firm spearheading the construction of Karuma hydropower plant in Uganda says that the project is 70% complete with commissioning slated for December 2018. China's Sinohydro Corporation Ltd has announced that the progress of Karuma...
Kenya to export crude oil in 2018-Tullow Oil

Kenya to export crude oil in 2018-Tullow Oil

Oil exploration firm Tullow Oil now says that the export of crude produced in Turkana County to international market has been set for  2018. Initial plan was to have Kenya ship out the first barrel...
Maputo-Catembe bridge a major step forward for Mozambique

Maputo-Catembe bridge a major step forward for Mozambique

When Mozambique completes the Maputo-Catembe bridge in December this year, transport times to South Africa, from where Mozambique imports many of its basics will be cut greatly. The US$700m is being constructed by state-owned China...
Kenya bets on technology to build a million houses

Kenya bets on technology to build a million houses

Kenya plans to construct 1 million houses in the next five years to curb the existing deficit, Transport and Housing Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said.  As part of this plan, the government intends...
DP World,Suez Canal Authority mull mega economic zone in Egypt

DP World,Suez Canal Authority mull mega economic zone in Egypt

Dubai based port operator DP World has partnered with Suez Canal Authority to construct a mega economic zone in Egypt, DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has said. The economic zone...
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