Infrastructure News

Power generation key to Africa’s economic growth

December 7, 2017
Undoubtedly, there is a direct correlation between economic growth and electricity supply worldwide. For Africa, it has been said time and again by various economists and development experts that the reason for the continent’s underdevelopment is mainly because of its low or poor access to electricity. (more…)
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NEPAD Agency and COMESA working session on PIDA implementation

November 28, 2017
NEPAD Agency and COMESA officials earlier this week once again highlighted the two institutions’ commitment to the implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). The main objective of the meeting was to discuss ways in which joint work (between NEPAD Agency and COMESA) on PIDA implementation can be improved. The discussions were also focused on the current...
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Infrastructure corridors are key to Africa’s intra-regional trade, job creation: stakeholders agree at PIDA Session

November 27, 2017
"Only by scaling up investments in Corridor infrastructure could African countries participate in, and benefit from, today's integrated and digital global economy,” said Mr. Cheikh Bedda, Director for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission in High Level Panel Discussion on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) at the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum under the theme ‘Unlocking...
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NEPAD co-organises the Third ICAO World Aviation Forum

November 27, 2017
Under the Federal Government of Nigeria as host, the NEPAD Agency co-organised together with the African Union Commission and ICAO the Third World Aviation Forum in Abuja, Nigeria. Representing the NEPAD Agency CEO, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki at the Forum, Mr Symerre Grey-Johnson who Heads NEPAD Agency’s Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme highlighted that the Agency has noted ICAO’s commitment...
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Trans-Maghreb highway: Facilitating the movement of people, vehicles and goods

November 22, 2017
Once completed, the Trans-Maghreb Highway will serve 55 towns with a total population of over 60 million inhabitants (out of 100 million Maghrebians); 22 international airports, the main ports, rail terminals, the main Universities and research centres, the largest hospitals as well as the main industrial and tourist areas. The highway will become the nerve centre for the region’s economy,...
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AU Ambassadors reflect on resource mobilization for NEPAD IPPF

November 17, 2017
African Ambassadors accredited to the African Union (AU) met at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday, 17th November, 2017 for a Consultative Meeting on resource mobilization for the Special Fund of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development responsible for Infrastructure Project Preparation (NEPAD-IPPF). The meeting jointly organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development...
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