Infrastructure News

Launch of the highly anticipated Single African Air Transport Market

By Ephrem Hailu  /  January 28, 2018
A historic event at the 30th African Union Summit took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when the AU Commission launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The SAATM is the first AU Agenda 2063 flagship project, which aims to create a single unified air transport market in Africa, to liberalise civil aviation on the continent and to advance Africa’s...
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Tanzania’s railway plan in a nutshell

By Ephrem Hailu  /  January 3, 2018
According to the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa, the number of rail passengers in Tanzania rose 77% in 2016, from 335,000 in 2015. Anticipating this boost in demand, fundamental changes to the national rail network began back in 2013, when international standard gauge upgrades became a favoured catchphrase among railway network authorities across central and southern...
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Media breakfast kicks-off 2017 PIDA Week

By Ephrem Hailu  /  December 13, 2017
The African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Monday hosted a media breakfast to kick-start the 2017 PIDA Week in Swakopmund, Namibia providing journalists a rare opportunity to engage the principals of these institutions about infrastructure development in Africa. (more…)
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NEPAD Agency signs Aide-memoire with Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation

By Ephrem Hailu  /  December 13, 2017
The NEPAD Agency’s Regional Integration and Infrastructure and Trade Programme has signed an aide-memoire with the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF). The signing ceremony which took place on 12th December 2017, took place on the sidelines of the third PIDA Week currently convened in Swakopmund, Namibia. (more…)
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2017 PIDA Week ends with calls on Africa to fast-track delivery of infrastructure projects

By Ephrem Hailu  /  December 13, 2017
The 2017 PIDA Week ended in Swakopmund, Namibia, Wednesday with delegates calling on Member States to commit themselves to the development of Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) projects on the ground and to renew their focus to infrastructure development in rural and remote areas, among other things. (more…)
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PIDA Week: Improving Project Bankability Key to Bridging Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

By Ephrem Hailu  /  December 12, 2017
Preparing a pipeline of bankable sustainable infrastructure projects is vital, participants of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week heard as it opened on Monday in Swakapomund, Namibia. (more…)
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