Infrastructure News

Media Put to Task as 2018 PIDA Week Kicks off

November 26, 2018
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday with a united call from panelists for the media to project Africa's image positively during a media breakfast that brought together PIDA network of journalists, local and global media fraternity, infrastructure policymakers, development partners and private sector to discuss among other issues,  Africa’s...
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Let us make Africa’s Infrastructure Competitive, Zimbabwean Minister Urges Continent at PIDA Week

November 26, 2018
Africa needs to unite and work hard to reverse colonial infrastructure systems which promoted the extraction of profitable agricultural and mineral wealth for export at the expense of local communities and the continent,” Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructural Development and Transport Minister, Joel Biggie Matiza said Monday. Speaking during the opening session of the 2018 PIDA Week in Victoria Falls, Mr....
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Infrastructure: Finding alternatives to State funding

November 15, 2018
On October 16 2018, the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced the signing of an Inga 3 project exclusive development agreement with two consortia (Chinese and Spanish). This is a milestone for Africa. After eight years of studies and discussions, this hydroelectric dam project on the Congo River will finally enter its operational phase. Inga 3 is a...
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AUC and NEPAD Rally Partners for Next Phase of PIDA

November 13, 2018
The African Union Commission and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency today convened partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to rally support for the next phase of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), which is currently under formulation. In his remarks, the Director for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission, Mr. Cheikh Bedda stated that the Coordination...
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AUC, NEPAD and GIZ discuss new 7 million Euro envelope dedicated to the next phase of PIDA

November 13, 2018
The next phase of GiZ support to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Priority Action Plan (PAP) 2 with an envelope of Euro 7 million for the next three years was at the heart of discussions of the two-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 12 and 13 November 2018. In his remarks, the Director for Infrastructure...
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Journalists Visit the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Courtesy of the AUC

November 7, 2018
The African Union Commission took journalists from across the continent on a tour of the largest hydropower project in Africa, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) today. The GERD, which is one of the projects under the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), is at an advanced stage with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW. Construction of the Dam...
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