Egypt is set to receive a major boost in its renewable energy capacity, as ACWA Power, a leading Saudi Arabian energy company, announced its plans to invest $10bn in the country by 2026. The company, which is the world’s largest private water desalination company, has already invested $2.5bn in Egypt … Read More
The national grid collapsed again on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, with power generation dropping from a peak of 3,594.60 megawatts (MW) to 42.7MW at midday.
This is as the minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, on Tuesday, vowed, on behalf of the federal government, to achieve 20,000 megawatts of power generation … Read More
President Samia Suluhu Hassan is upbeat about the newly launched 280bn/- Kilwa Masoko Fishing Port project in driving Tanzania’s ambitious blue economy agenda.
Speaking during an event to lay its foundation stone and hand over 160 boats to fishermen and seaweed farmers in Kilwa District of Lindi Region, Dr Samia … Read More
A multi-billion-dollar shopping center named Inzovu Mall under construction is expected to be completed in September 2025.
Once complete and operational, the shopping mall being constructed by French firm Groupe Duval through Duval Great Lakes is expected to complement the tourism experience for guests in the country. Duval Great Lakes … Read More
More than 11,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands are missing following the catastrophic dam collapse in the eastern Libyan city of Derna on 12 September. The dam collapse came after an extreme storm, Storm Daniel, slammed into the north African country. Speaking to water resources and engineering … Read More
The buildings collapsed as a result of ageing and poor maintenance on the part of the owners, officials say.
A male adult has been hospitalised after two residential buildings in Ketu, Lagos State partially collapsed on Sunday.
The two-storey and four-storey buildings situated beside each other collapsed on 48 Oduntan … Read More
UNESCO Africa Engineering Week 2023 & Africa Engineering Conference to be hosted in South Africa
15th August 2023 – The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is excited to announce the highly anticipated 9th UNESCO Africa Engineering Week (AEW) and the 7th Africa Engineering Conference, scheduled to take place … Read More
His Excellency Adama Barrow, the President of The Republic of The Gambia, is expected to preside over the inauguration of the newly completed double-surface constructed North Bank Rural Roads- Lot 2 by the end of this month as preparations are in high gear for the upcoming event.
The much-awaited, dubbed … Read More
Reconstruction of the $346.5 million Ofankor-Nsawam dual carriageway project is progressing steadily with 40 per cent of work completed so far, the resident engineer, Mr Thomas David Arthur, has disclosed.
The scope of work undertaken so far includes the construction of an underpass footbridge at the Agya Appiah section of … Read More
President George Weah has switched on an electrical power plant in Palala, Bong County, expanding the reach of electricity access to poor households in that township and its surrounding communities.
The initiative, sponsored by the African Development Bank, aims to expand electricity access to more homes outside of Montserrado County. … Read More
Tanzania’s government has completed the necessary preparations for schools’ infrastructure to accommodate all standard seven leavers selected to join secondary schools for the 2024 academic year, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said.
“The government has already completed the preparations for infrastructure to accommodate all students who will be selected to … Read More
Activists protested against oil and gas development outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Wednesday, as the Southern African Oil and Gas Conference got underway.
The protesters included members of Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI), the Climate Justice Charter Movement, Feed the Future for Life and … Read More
Togo secured a €35 million loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) to continue its coastal protection works along the 7km-long axis going from Gbodjome to Agbodrafo.
The related agreement was inked recently by the Togolese minister of finance, Sani Yaya, and France’s ambassador to Togo, Augustin Favereau. Several important … Read More
Kweku Frempong, Head of Sales for Aggreko Africa
In South Africa, the mining sector uses around one-third of the local power supply, Asia represents most of the world’s industrial sector growth with energy consumption increases of around 1.7% a year. In the Middle East, mining is forming part of … Read More
President Paul Kagame appointed Jimmy Gasore as the new Minister of Infrastructure on Tuesday, September 12. Gasore replaces Ernest Nsabimana, who was appointed in January 2022.
Gasore is a former lecturer at the University of Rwanda who taught atmospheric sciences. He was also Station Chief Scientist for the Rwanda … Read More
Federated Commodities Ltd (FEDCO) and partners, Storck and Walter Matter, inaugurated a six-unit classroom block for Domeabra Primary School, near Asankragwa, in the Wassa Amenfi West Municipality of the Western Region.
The block, which has a head teacher’s office, a staff common room, a library, a computer laboratory, toilet facilities, … Read More
In the emotionally charged wake of the horrendous earthquake that hit central Morocco this past Friday, a ministerial committee held a meeting today in Rabat to address the urgent need for reconstructing damaged homes in the affected regions.
Chaired by Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, the committee worked on formulating a … Read More
By Nyiko Chabalala, Building Services/Research & Development Engineer at Citadel
05 September 2023 Infrastructure is an asset that is at the core of a functioning society; it shapes economic growth, enhances the quality of life of citizens, and provides the platform for a nation’s growth.
Neglected and decaying infrastructure … Read More
The Huye Stadium facelift is in jeopardy owing to the stalled renovation works. The 10,000-seat facility, more than four times its initial capacity, was expected to be completed in October last year, but all civil works have been stopped despite the progress being at slightly over 70 per cent.
The … Read More