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KENYA: MERU TO CONSTRUCT 120 KM OF ROADS

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 eyes second phase of Kenya’s standard rail gauge project

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.

FEC approves N58.4bn for road construction, rehabilitation

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.

Transport infrastructure projects fuel economies in Africa and Middle East

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.

Roads: Funds mobilised from various sources

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.

The Shame of America's Rotting Roads

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.

Murray & Roberts awarded SA, Mozambique road project

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 to spend US$5.7 billion on road construction

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.

Bulawayo-Tsholotsho road construction kicks off

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.

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