PPP transparency and governance on the African Continent

Within the first 100 days of his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari signaled his administration’s commitment to attracting the private capital and expertise needed to address Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit. This led to a renewed engagement between the World Bank Group and Nigeria to enhance the attractiveness of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP)...

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Transnet forges ahead with ambitious SA-Swaziland rail link

The multi-million rand railway project will create thousands of jobs – 3,000 and 6,500 in each country respectively. Transnet said on Friday that plans are well under way for its multi-million rand railway project Swaziland Railway. South Africa and Swaziland signed the project Memorandum of Understanding in 2012 with the aim that...

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Alstom, Siemens to merge rail businesses to counter China’s CRRC

German industrial group Siemens and French rival Alstom agreed to merge their rail operations, creating a European champion to better withstand the international advance of China’s state-owned CRRC. Siemens will own 50 percent plus a few shares of the joint venture, to be called Siemens Alstom, while Alstom will supply Henri...

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ORASCOM CONSTRUCTION JOINT VENTURE SIGNS USD 320 MILLION TO BUILD ABU RAWASH WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN EGYPT

Orascom Construction Limited (NASDAQ Dubai: OC; EGX: ORAS) announces that its 50:50 joint venture with FCC Aqualia, a subsidiary of FCC, has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build Abu Rawash Wastewater Treatment Plant in Egypt for approximately USD 320 million. The facility will have a capacity of...

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Nine companies apply for Norman Manley International Airport PPP project

Milverton Reynolds, managing director of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), announced yesterday that the Bank has received nine applications in response to the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ) Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) public-private partnership project.Issued on February 20, 2017, the RFQ closed on...

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