The Vice President of China Railway, Shao Gang, has confirmed to state-controlled Radio Mozambique that the company is proposing to construct a rail link between Mozambique and Zimbabwe, to be called the Trans-Zambezi line and estimated to cost US$2.5 billion.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Africa
The Government of Ghana, through the Ghana Highway Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Roads and Highways has concluded the prequalification of firms for the upgrading of the Accra-Tema Motorway PPP project.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €110 million (US$127 million) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance in support of the Great North Road (T2), to be followed shortly by the signature of an EU grant of EUR 72.45 million that will complement EIB financing.
The Minister of Transport of Egypt has announced that three Egyptian and foreign consortiums have prequalified for the implementation of first dry port in Egypt at Six of October City.
The Public-Contract Controlling Body of Burkina Faso has announced that a total of 16 consortia have been shortlisted from the initial twenty-five groups that submitted expressions of interest (EOIs).
Meridian Port Services (MPS), the joint venture between Bolloré Transport & Logistics, APM Terminals and the Government of Ghana through the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA), has drawn its first US$100 million from the project financing package arranged by the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for the Tema Port expansion project.
The Minister of Railway Development in Ghana has announced that twenty-five expressions of interest (EOIs) were received for the Tema Port-Ougadougou railway PPP project to connect Ghana and Burkina Faso.
KT Corp., the largest telecommunications company in Korea, has announced that it intends to expand its operations in African countries following the success of its development of a nationwide Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Rwanda through a public-private partnership (PPP).
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Government of Ethiopia has established a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit to implement the PPP law passed in July 2017.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway PPP project. This involves the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a limited access tolled expressway between the cities of Kampala, the capital, and Jinja.
The governments of Ghana and Burkina Faso have issued a joint Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for a cross-border railway public-private partnership (PPP) project. The governments are seeking technical and financial partners for the construction and operation of a railway line between the two countries.
Shortlists of qualified teams for three student accommodation projects in Kenya that are being tendered together have been announced. Collectively, the projects involve the construction of 23,400 accommodation units at Moi, Embu and South Eastern Kenya (Seku) universities.
A PPP project involving the delivery of a new cruise terminal at the Port of Durban in South Africa has reached commercial close. KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) has signed a concession agreement with the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) of South Africa for the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the terminal.
DP World Ltd. has issued a public notice stating that the concession agreement to operate the Doraleh Container Terminal in Djibouti, which was awarded by the Government of Djibouti to Doraleh Container Terminal S.A., a joint venture controlled by DP World, remains in full force and effect. This follows the Djibouti Government's illegal seizing of the terminal in February.
DP World has won a 30-year concession with an option of a further 20-year extension for the development and management of a greenfield multi-purpose port at Banana, in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Port of Banana will be the first deep-sea port in the country.
The deputy CEO of Bolloré Transport and Logistics has stated publicly that the company plans to invest EUR400 million (US$491.6 million) to build a second container terminal at the port of Abidjan, the Ivory Coast's main port.
Djibouti and terminal operator DP World have terminated the concession contract for the operation of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in Djibouti.
The Government of Ghana has issued Requests for Expressions of Interests for two PPP projects: the Eastern Railway Line project and the Boankra Inland Port project.
The General Manager of the Autonomous Port of Douala (PAD), local port authority of the Douala-Bonabéri Port, has launched an International Public Call for Expressions of Interest (APIMI) for port companies wishing to participate in the procedure for short-listing candidates for the restricted call for consultations for renovation, modernization, operation and maintenance of the Container Terminal of the Douala-Bonabéri Port.
On Friday 26 January, the Hon. Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo launched the Ghana PPP disclosure portal in Accra. It published information on 20 ongoing PPP projects and the disclosure framework being adopted by the Government of Ghana. This is the first time that this information has been made available to the public.