Infrastructure News

Update on Africa’s Integrated High Speed Railway Network Project

April 11, 2019
In December 2018, AUDA–NEPAD engaged the services of a consultant for Africa’s Integrated High Speed Railway Network Project. The first experts’ meeting to review the outputs of consultancy was held from the 10 -12 April 2019. The objective of the experts meeting was to review and agree to on the results and outcomes of the Project Preparation Framework analysis, to...
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High-speed rail can no longer wait in Africa

March 28, 2019
High-speed rail has made significant inroads across the continent. A 300km line between Tangier and Casablanca was inaugurated in Morocco in November 2018 and the journey now takes two hours instead of six, with only a moderate increase in ticket price. Since 2016, the 200km journey from Abuja to Kaduna in Northern Nigeria can be completed in one hour. Other...
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Alternative Investments in the African Infrastructure Space

March 21, 2019
Both on and off the continent itself, Africa’s infrastructure gaps are seen as a huge investment opportunity. The AUDA-NEPAD session on ‘Scaling Risk Mitigation to enable Greater Pension Fund Investment in Africa’s Infrastructure: The African Infrastructure Guarantee Mechanism’ was organised as part of the 3rd African Pension Funds and Alternatives Investment Conference. It was well attended by an audience mostly...
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The first African Digital Rail Summit

February 25, 2019
“Africa: The continent of the digital future for rail" was the theme of the first African Digital Rail Summit, organised in Cape Town, South Africa, from 25 to 27 February, convened by AUDA-NEPAD and the International Union of Railways (IUC). The initiative is part of the African Union's Agenda 2063, of which the African Integrated High Speed Railway Network is...
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Interconnecting African capitals through High Speed Rail

February 8, 2019
Following the signing of the High Speed Rail Detailed Scoping Study contract in December 2018 and the submission of the final Inception Report to AUDA-NEPAD, CPCS Consultants held a meeting with the AUDA-NEPAD team, to discuss the status of the high speed railway network consultancy project. During the meeting, the key milestones and way forward were mapped out. A key...
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Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative progress

January 24, 2019
The Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI) was adopted to accelerate regional infrastructure development that is enabled through the political championing of projects. The role of the champions is to bring visibility, unblock bottlenecks, co-ordinate resource mobilisation and ensure project implementation. Most of the PICI projects, if not all, have made tremendous progress since its inception. The 8th Technical Task Team...
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