Infrastructure

08-Jan-2019

Accord Commission européenne-Banque africaine de développement : 60 millions d’euros pour l’interconnexion électrique Cameroun-Tchad et pour la Dorsale transsaharienne à fibre optique

La Commission européenne et la Banque africaine de développement ont procédé,- à la signature de deux accords de co-financement, au profit du projet d’interconnexion électrique entre le Cameroun et le Tchad et de la Dorsale transsaharienne à fibre optique (DTS). C’était le jeudi 20 décembre 2018, au siège de la Commission européenne à Bruxelles. M. Ousmane Doré, directeur général de la Banque pour l’Afrique centrale, et Mme Francesca Di Mauro, chef de l’unité Afrique centrale et australe, et océan Indien de la direction générale à la Coopération...
08-Jan-2019

Tunisia: African Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invest 150 million euros to improve sanitation in small municipalities

The African Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed on 8th January  a loan agreement with the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation (MDICI) and the National Office for Sanitation (ONAS) to finance the sanitation programme for small municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants. Nearly 200,000 inhabitants of small municipalities in Tunisia will benefit from significant environmental improvements thanks to a 150 million euros loan granted to ONAS and co-financed equally by the two institutions. This...
08-Jan-2019

African Development Bank approves US$14.12 million to support Nigeria’s membership in African Trade Insurance (ATI) Agency

The African Development Bank Group, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical and mandatory step to enable ATI commence its operations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy, joins 14 other African countries that have already signed up to ATI membership. Once membership formalities in ATI are finalized, Nigeria could benefit from gross political and commercial risk insurance cover on total investments and trade amounting to...
07-Jan-2019

Gabon : 40 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement pour le nouveau terminal à marchandises du port d’Owendo

Point de passage obligé pour les importations et les exportations gabonaises, le GSEZ New Owendo International Port (NOIP), situé au sud de la capitale Libreville, est en pleine modernisation. Pour en assurer l’expansion, le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le vendredi 14 décembre 2018, un prêt de 40 millions d’euros en faveur du Gabon. Construit en un temps record de 18 mois et inauguré en 2017, le GSEZ NOIP est un terminal multimodal qui a ses propres services de logistiques intégrés et est doté de la plus grosse flotte de véhicules du...
27-Dec-2018

Mainstreaming resilience and financing for sustainable and inclusive urban development in Africa

In Africa, as elsewhere, urbanized locations exert pressure on already vulnerable populations impacted by lack of access to potable water supply, sanitation and waste management, energy supply, transport infrastructure and services. With nearly 90 percent of global population growth occurring in Asian or African cities, the goal of improving the quality of life for the people of Africa will only be achieved by mainstreaming resilience and effective financing mechanisms into the continent’s urban development agenda.  This was the key message of expert deliberations at...
27-Dec-2018

Kazungula Bridge to link, open up markets in eight African countries

Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.  In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail bridge, currently under construction across the waters of the Zambezi, is commissioned for public use. The 923-metre-long by 18.5-metre-wide masterpiece will link the town of Kazungula in Zambia with Botswana. Its location traverses the intersection of the Zambezi and Chobe...
27-Dec-2018

Sénégal : Aéroport international Blaise Diagne, décollage vers le futur

Un an après l’inauguration de son nouvel aéroport, le 7 décembre 2017, Dakar enregistre une progression de 6 % de son trafic aérien et déjà un million de passagers. Chiffres clés Coût : 524 millions d’euros, dont 70 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement Emplois : 427 (dont 197 occupés par des femmes) emplois directs et 5 000 indirects créés Recettes fiscales en hausse : plus de 4,6 millions d’euros entre décembre 2017 et juin 2018 Trafic aérien à Dakar : + 6 % et 1 million de passagers enregistrés entre décembre...
21-Dec-2018

Maroc : Pose de la première pierre du nouveau terminal de l’aéroport Rabat-Salé financé par la Banque à hauteur de 75 millions d’euros

Le Roi du Maroc a procédé, mercredi 19 décembre 2018, à la pose de la première pierre du nouveau terminal de l’aéroport international de Rabat-Salé. Financé à hauteur de 75 millions d’euros par la Banque, le Projet d’extension et de modernisation de l’aéroport international de Rabat-Salé consolide l’appui historique de la Banque dans le secteur des transports, notamment dans le secteur aérien. Un appui qui a déjà contribué à l’augmentation des capacités opérationnelles des aéroports de Fès, de Casablanca, de Marrakech, d’Agadir et d’Oujda afin de faire face au doublement du trafic aérien d...
18-Dec-2018

Côte d’Ivoire – Près de Man, 60 villages sont désormais connectés au réseau électrique

Soixante villages du département de Man, dans la région du Tonkpi en Côte d’Ivoire, sont sortis des ténèbres dans le cadre du volet d’électrification rurale du Projet de renforcement des réseaux de transport et de distribution(PRETD) financé à hauteur de 137,82 millions d’euros par le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement. Le Premier ministre ivoirien, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a procédé, le 7 décembre 2018, à la mise sous tension symbolique de ces 60 premières localités dans la sous-préfecture  de Guianlé, à 8 km de Man. À terme, ce projet approuvé en 2016 aura...
17-Dec-2018

Infrastructure and Urban Development Department - Annual Report 2017

The Bank is pursuing its policy of financing a diverse portfolio of major infrastructure projects. The 2017 investments in roads, railways, aviation, ICT and urban development will confer African countries a firm foundation on which to grow their economies, increase socio-economic development and deliver better services in areas such as health, education and trade.
03-Dec-2018

“Infrastructure development key to accelerated regional integration,” says Negatu

Gabriel Negatu is the Director General for East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office at the African Development Bank. Representing the Bank Group President at the 13th African Economic Conference in Kigali (3-5 December), he speaks of the institution’s new Regional Integration Strategic Framework. This year saw the landmark signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in March. What progress has been made since then? Obviously, the signing itself elicited much excitement. More countries have since signed the Continental Free Trade Area for Africa...
29-Nov-2018

PIDA Week 2018: Experts weigh Africa’s infrastructure needs against rapid urbanization and growing population

Experts attending this year’s Africa infrastructure conference say the continent needs to accelerate its infrastructure development to match the continent’s growing population and rapid urbanization to achieve development goals. The experts from multilateral development institutions observed that with rapid urbanization and a tenfold increase in water needs for energy production, there is an urgent need to mobilize more financial and technical resources for infrastructure projects and plans, to support the continent’s economic development goals. Furthermore, Africa’s population is...
27-Nov-2018

The 2018 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Week Opens with calls for good governance to accelerate Africa’s integration through Smart Infrastructure

Smart infrastructure investments underpinned by solid governance mechanisms and strategic partnerships, will be crucial to accelerating Africa’s regional connectivity and integration, investors and development experts said at the opening of the fourth annual Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) Week in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The meeting, which is themed ‘PIDA Implementation through Good Governance – Realizing Smart Infrastructure for Africa’s Integration’, has drawn over 300 participants representing member states, regional economic communities, the private sector,...
26-Nov-2018

African Development Bank to showcase projects at the 2018 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week in Zimbabwe

The 2018 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week) will take place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 26 to 29 November 2018, on the theme: “PIDA Implementation through Good Governance – Realizing Smart Infrastructure for Africa’s Integration.” PIDA Week was inaugurated in 2015 as a marketing platform to showcase selected PIDA projects and to accelerate their implementation. The week-long event is an important step in the implementation of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 framework and  a stepping stone towards reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development...
21-Nov-2018

PIDA Week 2018: Good Governance key to regional integration, says African Development Bank Director for Regional Development and Regional Integration, Moono Mupotola

In this interview ahead of the 2018 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week taking place on 26 – 29 November 2018 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the African Development Bank’s Director for Regional Development and Regional Integration, Moono Mupotola, reflects on the challenges and pace of infrastructure development on the continent. Mupotola observes that the Bank’s role as financier, facilitator and honest broker in the actualization of infrastructure projects is helping to build the much-needed capacity and institutional frameworks on...
19-Nov-2018

Kenya receives new €235 million loans from African Development Bank to complete Thwake dam

The African Development Bank's Board of Directors has approved two loans worth €235.763 million for the completion of  construction work on Thwake dam on Thwake River in southern Kenya.  This is a strategic water supply project for the large semi-arid area of Makueni County and surrounding regions, including the new technology city of Konza. The loans were approve on 14 November. The package, which was requested by Kenyan authorities, comprises two loans – €192.570 million from the Bank and €43.193 million from the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGFT). This additional support...
16-Nov-2018

African Development Bank to play bigger role in African economies by investing in infrastructure private equity

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved its third equity investment of US$40 million in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3), a closed-ended pan-African infrastructure fund managed by South Africa-based Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). AIIM is one of Africa’s most experienced infrastructure fund managers. The Fund will focus on acquiring positions of significant influence in roads, airports, rail links, bridges, ports, logistics, power generation, utility distribution, as well as telecommunication assets. AIIF3 boasts an extensive...
07-Nov-2018

Kinshasa, Brazzaville Ink Landmark Bridge Project

On the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum, the African Development Bank and Africa50 have signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo to develop and finance the first road-rail bridge project linking their capitals – Kinshasa and Brazzaville. Under the terms of the framework agreement, the two governments have mandated Africa50 and the African Development Bank to develop the project as a public private partnership, the bank will act as the debt provider under the aegis of the Economic Community of Central African States. As the main developer,...
07-Nov-2018

Africa Investment Forum: African Legal Support Facility offers tools to assist negotiations for infrastructure on the continent

Stephen Karangizi, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the African Legal Support Facility on Monday said the facility offers the needed tools for African countries to better negotiate infrastructure investment deals. Karangizi made the comments at the Africa Investment Forum taking place in Johanesburg, South Africa. He also noted that the facility helps to create transparency between African governments, and private sector funders and providers of essential infrastructure. Created by the African Development Bank in 2010, the Facility supports governments in negotiating complex...
06-Nov-2018

Maroc : la Banque africaine de développement appuie l’extension et la modernisation de l’aéroport international de Rabat-Salé

Le Maroc va renforcer sa compétitivité, ainsi que l’attractivité de la zone économique Rabat-Salé, pour en faire un hub régional. Dans cette dynamique, la Banque africaine de développement, a apporté un appui financier de 75 millions d’euros au pays, pour l’extension et la modernisation de l’aéroport international de Rabat-Salé. Ce prêt, approuvé le lundi 5 novembre 2018 par le Conseil d’administration de la Banque permettra de répondre à la hausse du trafic aérien, pour une zone en plein essor économique autour de la capitale marocaine, et répondre aux besoins logistiques grandissants des...