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.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Africa
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.
The Federal Government of Nigeria (represented by the Ministry of Transportation/Nigerian Ports Authority) and the Akwa Ibom state government have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of the Ibom Deep Seaport (IDSP) via a public-private partnership arrangement on a design-build-finance-maintain-operate-transfer (DBFMOT) basis.
The Government of Ghana, through the Ghana Highway Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Roads and Highways, has issued a Request for Qualifications for the country's first ever Public Private Partnership project in the road sector. Interested parties are invited to prequalify for the design, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of the extended Accra-Tema Motorway Project.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) of Nigeria has approved the US$2.8 billion Ajaokuta–Kaduna–Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project. The 40-inch pipeline will span 614km.
The National Treasury of Kenya has issued Requests for Qualifications for three public-private partnerships concerning university student accommodation. The projects will add more than 23,400 beds to Moi University (MU), South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) and the University of Embu (UoEm).
In a bid to reduce the huge infrastructure financing gap in Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Development Bank has approved US$100 million to The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a public private partnership company.
The Government of Ghana (GoG) hosted a market sounding event for the Boankra Inland Port and the Eastern Railway Line PPP project last Wednesday.