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.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Africa
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.
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on Wednesday signed a KES62 billion (US$590 million) deal with a consortium to construct the Lamu-Garissa-Isiolo road, a component of the LAPSETT project.
MegaProject 1058: The Government of Rwanda and Metito announce the financial close of the Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project
The Government of Rwanda and Metito have announced the financial close of the Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project. This project is the first competitively tendered Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Water Concession in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa.
Five firms have applied for pre-qualification to bid for the planned 2nd Nyali Bridge in Mombasa. This follows the close of the Request for Qualification at the end of last week.
Swaziland and South Africa have given green light to a railway line to be delivered as PPP.
Orascom and FCC have signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Egypt's Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant, despite the fact that it was originally tendered as a PPP.
Murray & Roberts (M&R) has increased its stake in the Bombela Concession Company, which operates and maintains the Gautrain railway network in South Africa.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) have issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to the shortlisted firms for the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway.