The Trans African Concessions (Trac) has awarded a 22 months contract for the upgrade of N4 Toll road connecting Mozambique to South Africa to Murray & Roberts Infrastructure (MRI).
Governor of Meru Peter Munya has said this week that the county will benefit from the planned governments’ annuity roads construction programme by building 120 km of roads, after talks with the national government bore fruit.
China Road & Bridge Corp. plans to bid on the construction of the second phase of Kenya’s standard rail gauge project, according to Julius Li, liaison and cooperation affairs officer for the company. The government plans to award contracts for both the second and third phases of the project when Kenya’s partners on the project, Uganda and Rwanda begin work on parts of the rail reaching those nations, said Atanas Maina, managing director of the Kenya Railways Corp., the entity spearheading the project.
Multidisciplinary construction and engineering group Aveng Grinaker-LTA has started upgrading a 10-km stretch of the B1 national road between Windhoek and Okahandja, in Namibia, to a dual carriageway at a cost of N$239-million expected to be completed by April 2016.
Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday approved N58.4bn for construction and rehabilitation of roads across the country.
Briefing State House correspondents after the weekly council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Supervising Minister of Information, Nurudeen Mohammed, said the projects would kick off with the budgetary provision of N400 million in the ministry's 2014 appropriation and N11bn under SURE-P 2014 appropriation.
South Sudan on Sunday earmarked up to $700 million for the construction of the 400km road connecting its capital, Juba to Lakes state.
President Salva Kiir officially inaugurated the ceremony for work commencement.
Investment in road and rail is helping to drive economies in the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Centre. Timetric estimates that US$791 billion of road and rail related projects are being planned or are underway in the 21 countries studied, with Nigeria accounting for US$108 billion of these projects.
Nairobi — Deputy President William Ruto was on Monday to commission Konza Road that will open up the proposed Konza technopolis to infrastructural investment.
Maputo — Preparatory work for building a bridge spanning the bay of Maputo, between the centre of the city and the district of Katembe is now complete, and the project managers guarantee that the bridge will be completed on scheduled, by late 2017.
The Ministry of Public Works and a Senegalese Company, Campagnise Sahelienne D' Entreprises (CSE), Tuesday signed a US$37.28 million contract for the pavement of the Ganta-Yekepa road in Nimba County.
State, cooperating partners have pumped millions in major road rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance projects. Road construction in Zambia has over the last three years shifted into high gear, giving credence to late President Sata's road projects under the Link Zambia 8,000, Lusaka 400 and Pave Zambia 2,000.
In the middle of the last century the U.S. started building the Interstate Highway System. It's now named after President Dwight Eisenhower, who shepherded its passage through Congress in 1956. Connecting the far-flung corners of this large nation, this 47,714 mile network allows commerce to flow freely. The cost of construction, adjusted for inflation, was more than $400 billion. By any imaginable measure, it was a wild success, and soon became the envy of the world.
Work on the $345mn section 1B of the Bidbid-Sur Road project in Oman has reached the halfway stage, the country manager of one of the main contractors has revealed.
The cost of constructing a kilometre of road in Nigeria appears to be the costliest in the world, according to Saturday PUNCH findings.
A careful assessment of road projects in Nigeria showed that averagely a kilometre of road costs N1bn.
$20bn Trans-Sahara gas project to Africa and Europe to diversify supply
Nigeria's ongoing $13 billion high speed rail project that is expected to transverse 10 states in the country will help remove heavy freight from the country's stressed roads and enable government save millions it spends on road maintenance, a report has stated.
South African construction company Murray & Roberts has been awarded a 22-month contract by Trans African Concessions (TRAC) to upgrade the 570 km-long N4 toll road connecting South Africa and Mozambique. The N4 toll road extends from the Solomon Mahlangu off ramp near Pretoria to Port Maputo in Mozambique, and includes six toll plazas.
Nigeria's Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved over $5.7 billion (N430.5 billion) for the construction of 17 roads and bridges across 15 states of the federation.Nigeria's Minister of Works Mike Onolememen, who briefed Journalists on the outcome of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, said that the projects which were meant to further enhance the ongoing transformation of the nation's road sector would create about 13,600 jobs, improve economic growth and general lives of the people in the affected states.
The Uganda National Roads Authority's (UNRA) efforts to maintain roads in Moyo, Adjumani and Yumbe districts is being hindered by shortage of equipment, an official of the agency has said.
Ivory Coast's Societe Multinationale de Bitumes may more than double bitumen production capacity by 2020 to meet demand for the construction material used in road projects in West and Central Africa.
Government has started work on the Bulawayo-Tsholotsho Road and will soon be working on the Bulawayo-Nkayi Road Project which has stuttered in the past two decades, Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu - who is also a Zanu-PF politburo member - said while speaking at the party's Matabeleland North inter-district provincial congress in Lupane on Saturday.