The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has agreed to provide loan of $98m (£80.5m) to the government of Ethiopia to fund the first phase of the Ethiopia-Djibouti Road Transport Corridor Project.
Canadian manufacturing group Bombardier Transportation, in consortium with Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors, has signed a contract worth more than $4.5bn (£3.7bn) for the construction of two new monorail lines in Egypt.
African Development Fund (ADF) has given its approval for a loan of $81.67m (£64.3m) to co-finance sections of the 695km Eastern Corridor road in Ghana.
The African Development Bank Group has approved a $70m loan for a road project in Ebonyi State, the southeastern state of Nigeria.
COWI, an engineering, environmental science and economics consulting group based in Denmark, has won a contract from the Ugandan Ministry of Works and Transport to help develop a new national transport master plan.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB Group) has approved $322.35m loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania to finance the upgrade of Rumonge-Gitaza (45km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260km) roads.
DP World, a port operator that was founded by a merger of Dubai Ports Authority and Dubai Ports International, has broken ground on the multi-purpose Berbera port in Somaliland.
Dubai-based trade enabler DP World has signed an agreement to build and operate modern logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital city of Mali.
Sogea-Satom, a subsidiary of Vinci, has secured two road infrastructure projects with a combined value of €214m in Cameroon.
Dubai-based DP World has won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a greenfield multi-purpose port project at Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with an option of a 20-year extension.
Israeli company Shikun & Binui has secured a $309m contract to build an airport in the African country of Uganda.
Strabag International, a subsidiary of Austrian construction firm Strabag, has won a contract worth about €106m for the construction of a new bridge over the river Mtentu in eastern South Africa.
A joint venture (JV) of Aveng Grinaker-LTA and Strabag has been awarded a ZAR1.63bn ($125m) contract by the South African National Roads Agency SOC (SANRAL) for the construction of Mtentu bridge in South Africa.
The World Bank has granted a $150m loan for Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) in Northern Ghana.
China Railway Construction has secured a $1.85bn contract to build a light railway line in the state of Kano, Nigeria.The contract — awarded by the Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport — will involve the construction of about 74.3km of rail lines, which will have the capacity to carry trains travelling at a top speed of 100km per hour.The company did not disclose details regarding when the project is expected to commence, but said that phase one and two of the project are expected to last for two years each."This award is subject to the fulfilment of all conditions spelled out in the letter of intent from the financing bank and the final approval by the presidency of Nigeria," said China Railway Construction in a statement issued to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Construction firm China Wu Yi has secured a KES16.4bn ($161.7M) contract from the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) for the expansion of the James Gichuru-Mai Mahi road in Kenya.The company will be responsible for the extension of a 25km stretch of Waiyaki Way, starting from the James Gichuru Road junction to the Mai Mahiu turn-off on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.The scope of the work will include the construction of 13 bridges at interchange locations, 21 pedestrian overpasses, five overpasses, and the installation of street lighting.The project forms part of a World Bank-financed road expansion project, which involves the conversion of 45.2km of road between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Rironi into a superhighway.The expansion project is anticipated to take 36 months to complete.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $245M in loans and grants to the governments of Uganda and Rwanda to finance a transport project.In Uganda, the bank’s $151M loan will be used to support the construction of a 23.7km expressway, which will facilitate the journey between Kampala (Busega) and Mpigi on the Northern Corridor — a major trade route in the region.In Rwanda, the $94M bank loan will finance the rehabilitation of a 208km road in eastern Rwanda. The project also involves the construction of two cross-border markets at Kagitumba and Rusumo.Amadou Oumarou, AfDB’s Transport & ICT Department director, said: “The project will contribute to poverty reduction, improve the quality of life of people in the area by providing socio-economic facilities. “It will also contributes to agriculture development and food security; and facilitates industrialization through reduced transportation and logistics costs.”The overall cost of the project is estimated at $376.5M, and will be co-financed by AfDB ($244.6M), Japan International Cooperation Agency ($56.3M), European Union ($22.4M) and the governments of Uganda and Rwanda ($53.2M).
A joint venture of Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors has secured a €590M contract to deliver Phase 4B of Cairo Metro Line III in Egypt.Under the contract, awarded by the National Authority for Tunnels, the JV will be responsible for the full scope of the new phase that will stretch 6.1km across a viaduct and five elevated stations.Orascom Construction’s share of the contract is valued at about €295M. Phase 4B follows the group’s previously-announced contract awards for the third line of Cairo Metro.The group is currently executing contracts amounting to about €375M for Phase III and €90M for Phase 4A.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide $250M for infrastructure projects in Egypt.EBRD has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC) aimed at improving services in the transport and water sectors.Under the first MoU, EBRD will support the refurbishment of the Heliopolis tram link between the Ramsis and Almaza areas in Cairo. The entire cost of the project is estimated to be $500M.The second MoU is the bank’s first formal engagement in developing a water irrigation system — part of a programme developed by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) of Egypt for the modernisation of the irrigation system to increase efficiency and quality of services.
Orascom Construction has won two more contracts for the third phase of Cairo Metro Line III, to execute the civil and track work. Stretching across 18km of tunnelling and viaduct works, the third phase will include 15 elevated, grade and underground stations. The contracts, with a combined value of about €270M, will bring the company’s share of the third phase of Cairo Metro Line III to €375M.Orascom will deliver the civil package in a consortium with VINCI, Bouygues and Arab Contractors, and the track works package in a consortium with TSO — the railway subsidiary of NGE Group — and ETF, a subsidiary of Eurovia. Orascom Construction CEO Osama Bishai said: “We are pleased to expand our market share in the transportation sector and particularly the Cairo Metro program.“We remain focused on adding quality contracts to our backlog that will lead to healthy returns for our shareholders.”