Infrastructure News

PIDA Week: Improving Project Bankability Key to Bridging Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

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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Projects Top Agenda at Second Day of PIDA Week

December 12, 2017
PIDA Week entered its second day today in Swakopmund, Namibia showcasing five Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) projects as facilitators for job creation in the continent. (more…)
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Open Skies deemed a necessity for African continent

December 11, 2017
The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) an African agenda 2063-flagship project to be launched alongside the summit is expected to stimulate massive air traffic growth. It is time to start planning the requested aviation infrastructure under the PIDA-PAP framework. (more…)
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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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