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First electric railway in Africa launched

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The First Chinese-built railway line linking the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and the port of Djibouti has been formally inaugurated. Covering a total of 752-kilometer it is the first electric railway in Africa.

The railway which is expected to open more routes and also provide landlocked Ethiopia with a faster access to the port, and encourage industrialization along its route.

The First electric railway in Africa was commissioned after the Ethiopian military band set up the mood to usher in a fully-electric rail line in Africa.

It has been constructed by the China Railway Group and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

Readmore..... Friday, 07 October 2016 11:59
 
   

Construction of US$ 30m Pepsi bottling plant begins in Zimbabwe

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The construction of a US$ 30m Pepsi bottling plant dubbed Varun Beverages Ltd has commenced in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shankar Krishnan confirmed the reports and said that all the machinery and equipment that are required have been ordered and all resources needed for the completion of the plant were in place. He further said that the bottling plant is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2017.

Readmore..... Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:03
 
   

140MW geothermal power plant in Kenya to be constructed

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has plans to construct 140MW geothermal power plant in Kenya before the end of 2016.

Abel Rotich, KenGen Geothermal Development Director, said that his organization has already secured funding to the tune of US$300m for the construction of the geothermal power plant in Kenya.

Readmore..... Saturday, 01 October 2016 09:00
 
   

Nigeria to construct a US$ 120m Potato Processing factory

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A US$ 120m potato processing factory and farm is set to be constructed in Manchok in Kaura Local Government Area-Nigeria.

Kaduna State Governor, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai flagged off the construction of the Potato Processing factory which is in line with the administration’s economic diversification programme.

“The state government was fully committed to supporting agricultural practices so as to enhance development, diversify the economy in the country and boost Internally Generated Revenue and through this initiative we are confident that the objective shall be met,” Mr. El-Rufai said.

Readmore..... Friday, 30 September 2016 12:51
 
   

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