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Nigeria: Government and NLNG sign N120 billion contract to construct Bonny-Bodo road

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has signed a tripartite agreement of N120 billion with Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, and Julius Berger Plc. for the construction of Bonny-Bodo road. NLNG as a corporate organization has decided to fund half of the project by taking 50 per cent cost of delivering the project while the Federal Government takes 50 per cent.

Read More – Premium Times

Ghana: Railway sleeper plant to save Ghana $27 million annually

A concrete railway sleeper plant has been inaugurated at the Dawa Industrial City in the Greater Accra Region to manufacture concrete sleepers – steel reinforced rectangular supports for rails – in the country and the sub-region at large. The plant, which is owned by Atlantic Concrete, is expected to save the country up to US$27 million per annum when in full capacity.

Read More – Graphic

 Zambia: Chinese firm awarded $1.2 billion road expansion project

Zambia has awarded a Chinese firm a $1.2 billion contract to expand part of a key road linking Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo and southern African neighbors. China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) will build the 321 km (200 mile) Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway over four years.

Read More – Reuters

South Africa: Strabag wins 106 million bridge construction contract

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. The scope of the contract, awarded by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), will include the construction of a 1,132m long bridge over the river Mtentu near the town of Flagstaff. The bridge will stand on a total of 13 piers.

Read More – World Construction Network

Ethiopia:  Public funds collected for mega dam construction

Ethiopia has collected $460 million from the public for the construction of a 6,450 megawatts hydro dam on Blue Nile River. Named Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), located in western Ethiopia, 40 kilometers from Ethiopia’s border with Sudan, it is the largest hydro project in Africa.

Read More – New Times

Nigeria: Dam power plant contract awarded to Chinese state firm

Nigeria has approved the construction of a $5.8 billion hydroelectric power plant by a Chinese state firm. The project, if completed, could provide a much-needed source of energy for Nigeria.

Read More – Reuters

Djibouti: Eiffage and Tedagu to build desalination plant

French engineering firm Eiffage Genie Civil in consortium with Tedagua of Spain has won a contract to build a desalination plant in Djibouti, east Africa. The partners were chosen from a shortlist of three bidders that were selected in March 2017. The total contract value is €63 million, of which Eiffage’s share is €37 million.

Read More – Desalination

Madagascar: China to fund construction of road for egg producers

The Chinese government will fund the construction of a road for egg producers in Madagascar, representatives from the two countries confirmed during a signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the project in Antananarivo.

Read More - Xinhua

Ghana: Government seeks $10 billion to execute railway master plan 

Government is seeking to attract an estimate of $10 billion, after considering cost of track and associate infrastructure, to revamp Ghana’s dilapidated rail system and also create an economic corridor along the rail lines.

Read More – My Joy Online

Egypt:  $1.24 billion light rail deal signed with AVIC and China Railway Group

Two Chinese state companies have signed a $1.24 billion deal with Egypt to build a light rail system around Cairo. Under the agreement signed with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), China’s AVIC international and China Railway Group will build a 66-km network with 11 stations.

Read More – Reuters

Kenya: Strabag to build Thiba Dam in Kenya

Strabag, the publicly listed technology group for construction services, has been commissioned to build the Thiba Dam in Kenya, which will help secure the year-round water supply for the country's agriculture.

Read More – FriedlNews

Angola: China’s Gezhouba Group Co. building Angola’s biggest hydroelectric dam

The China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd (CGGC) has been contracted to build the Caculo Cabaça hydroelectric complex on the Cuanza River in Cuanza Norte province, where the first stone was laid in place by the President of Angola on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Read more – MacauHub

Morocco: Colas secures Moroccan tramway contract

Société du Tramway de Rabat-Salé (STRS) has appointed a consortium of Colas Rail and its Morocco-based road construction subsidiary, GTR, to build the extension of Line 2 of the Rabat-Salé tramway. This extension will connect Rabat’s Yacoub El Mansour district and Salé’s new hospital to the tramway network. The €29m (£26m) contract includes installing the tram platforms, laying rails and installing rail signalling equipment over a total distance of 7km.

Read more – The Construction Index

Morocco: BMCE Bank, China’s CRCC sign agreement to build Africa’s tallest tower in Rabat

BMCE Bank of Africa signed an agreement to build Africa’s tallest tower in Rabat with State-owned giant China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and the General Construction Company of Casablanca (TGCC). The CRCC said previously in a statement that it will take responsibility for 60% of the project, which is budgeted at $380 million, while their Moroccan partners will handle the other 40%.

Read more – North Africa Post

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