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Construction activity in sub-Saharan Africa to grow over next two years – Mace

Construction activity in sub-Saharan Africa will grow at an average rate of 7% in the next two years, international consultancy and construction company Mace’s latest cost update for the region indicates. According to the report, continued economic growth is likely set to support construction activity. Powered by WPeMatico

Amid Kenya power struggle, IMF says investment programme in crisis

Hundreds of mismanaged infrastructure projects have stalled in Kenya and it will cost around $10-billion to revive them, the IMF said in a report whose findings point to a growing power struggle at the heart of government. Amid mounting public anger over ballooning state debt and a series of graft scandals, President Uhuru Kenyatta on […]

Smart infrastructure that meets broad needs crucial for smart cities

Developing infrastructure that caters to the needs of society is fundamental to create smart cities, which are not the result of new buildings, but of the increasingly critical role that technology plays in making urban buildings smart, says Johnson Control sub-Saharan Africa GM Archibald Makatini. Smart city technology, green building solutions and energy efficiency, as […]

SAB, AB InBev ahead of renewable energy target for 2020

Brewery South African Breweries (SAB) and its parent company AB InBev Africa have announced that its breweries across South Africa will have on site solar facilities by the end of this month. This forms part of a multibillion-rand investment to ensure 100% of electricity requirements at AB InBev’s manufacturing sites across Africa come from renewable […]

Ghana, Siemens sign €250m deal to upgrade power grid

Siemens and Ghana reached a preliminary agreement to upgrade the nation’s electricity grid using €250-million of financing from Germany. Siemens and Ghana Grid Co will also use the funding to improve the country’s ability to supply other West African nations, including Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin, the Ghanaian presidency said in an emailed statement on […]

Ethiopian Airlines to start building new $5bn airport this year – CEO

Ethiopian Airlines will start constructing a new $5-billion airport later this year, its CEO was quoted as saying on Wednesday, as the rapidly-expanding carrier outgrows capacity at its current base in Addis Ababa. The airport, which will cover an area of 35 km2, will be built in Bishoftu, a town 39 km south east of […]