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Africa CDC headquarters being constructed in Ethiopia nears completion

Africa CDC headquarters being constructed in Ethiopia nears completion
Construction of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is nearing completion.  Construction work on the project started in late 2020. Located in the African Village, south of Addis Ababa, the new site covers an area of 90,000m2 with a...

Innovative sewer system benefits Nairobi River Communities

Innovative sewer system benefits Nairobi River Communities
Highlights  Nairobi Rivers Sewerage Improvement Project Phase 2 first to use Weholite technology Turnaround time significantly reduced Weholite highly adoptable to specific sites  An innovative water management solution has become the product of choice designed to reduce the risk of sewer and waste spills for...

Sanral defends move to award tender to Chinese JV after backlash

Sanral defends move to award tender to Chinese JV after backlash
South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) is under fire after its decision to award tenders to joint ventures led by foreign companies. Four of the five tenders, that were cancelled in June 2022, were awarded following an evaluation process conducted by the Development...

10 huge projects under construction in East Africa

10 huge projects under construction in East Africa
East Africa remains one of the fastest growing regions in Africa largely boosted by infrastructure development. We look at  10 mega construction projects under construction in East Africa in 2022. Bagamoyo Mega Port The Bagamoyo Port is set to be constructed in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. It is planned to be one...

Main dam construction completed in Tanzania’s Nyerere hydropower project

Main dam construction completed in Tanzania's Nyerere hydropower project
Highlights 1.45 million cubic meters of Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) have been used in the construction of the main dam. 158,000 square kilometer reservoir filling preparations have commenced. 22 million manhours by 2,500 workers for the construction of the main dam. The joint venture of THE...

Construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021-report

Construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021-report
The number of infrastructure construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021 by 13.6%, with 102 projects under construction, compared to 118 recorded projects in 2020, a new report has shown. The report by Deloitte shows that a marginal decline is evident in the total...

Polihali Dam, Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction set to start

Polihali Dam, Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction set to start
Today the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) announced the Polihali Dam and Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction contract awards, the two biggest Phase II contracts to date. These milestone awards mark the start of the final lap of the water transfer infrastructure construction. Work on the...

South Africa to decommission, repurpose Komati coal plant

T he World Bank has approved South Africa’s request for a $497 million project to decommission and repurpose Komati coal-fired power plant
The World Bank has approved South Africa’s request for a $497 million project to decommission and repurpose Komati coal-fired power plant using renewables and batteries. In a statement, the World Bank said the project would also create opportunities for the affected workers and communities. “This is...

End of life for South Africa’s Komati coal-fired power station

End of life for South Africa's Komati coal-fired power station
After serving South Africa since 1961, Komati the coal-fired Power Station in Mpumalanga has today reached the end of its operating life and has been shut down from midday. Unit 9 was commissioned in March 1966, the last of nine units that were built. Other units...

Construction of Nigeria’s Lekki deep Seaport finally complete

Construction of Nigeria's Lekki deep Seaport finally complete
Construction of the $1.5billion Nigeria's Lekki Deep Seaport which started in 2017 has finally been completed, a Chinese contractor has announced. China Habour Engineering LFTZ Enterprise (CHELE), a subsidiary of China Habour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) said that it...

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