January 2010

Sena Line to Reach Moatize in January

Sena Line to Reach Moatize in January - Sena Line to Reach Moatize in January - The work to rebuild the Sena rail line, linking the central Mozambican port of Beira, to the Moatize coal basin, in the western province of Tete, is now just 24 kilometres from the Moatize terminal, which it is expected to reach in January 2010. [AA Network News] [AA Mozambique]

Nigeria: Kuje to Include Stadium Project in 2010 Budget

Nigeria: Kuje to Include Stadium Project in 2010 Budget - In line with the administration's effort to boost sports development, the chairman, Kuje Area Council, Hon Danladi Etsu Zhin, has promised to include a stadium project in the 2010 budget. [AA Urbanisation]

DAA Consultant Architects

DAA Consultants is an architectural design firm based in Lagos. The practice has a wealth of experience working with a wide range of discerning clients, from Corporate users to Major Government Institutions. Projects include commercial offices, residential complexes, hotels, shopping malls and mixed use developments. This experience and knowledge base underline the passion which the practice demonstrates on all our projects.

Current projects include a major 5-star hotel development in the Federal Capital, Abuja, a 200-bed IBIS Hotel in Lagos, and a major 
mixed use retail/residential development in Victoria Island Lagos. Our design approach is based on innovative design backed by 
attention to detail.

DAA are the Premier Hotel development consultants, and we are currently working on 8 hotel projects within Nigeria. Our experience and knowledge base provide a one stop solution for clients embarking on new hotel or refurbishment projects.

Offices in: 
Lagos

Murray Smith Architectural Services

Offices in: 
Pretoria - Lynnwood

Nigeria : Nigerian Institute of Architects Launches New Website

Click Here to visit the Nigerian Institute of Architects

The Nigerian Institute of Architects launched a new - and very professional - website in late 2009.

Nigeria: Mass Housing - FCT, Chinese Firm Sign $1 Billion MOU

Nigeria: Mass Housing - FCT, Chinese Firm Sign $1 Billion MOU - The Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) yesterday signed a $1 billion Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Chinese firm, CGC Nigeria, for the construction of mass housing and provision of water in the nation's capital. [AA Urbanisation]

Zambia: Mulonga Seeks K500 Billion to Repair Water System

Zambia: Mulonga Seeks K500 Billion to Repair Water System - MULONGA Water and Sewerage Company(MWSC) is scouting for K500 billion to overhaul dilapidated infrastructure in three districts on the Copperbelt to improve water reticulation, company director Manuel Mutale has said. [AA Urbanisation]

Tanzania: Government Sets Sh7 Billion to Market Stadium

Tanzania: Government Sets Sh7 Billion to Market Stadium - The government has set aside Sh7 billion to market the country's 60,000-seater National Stadium and other tourist attractions ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. [AA Urbanisation]

Uganda: Brewer to Build Sh32 Billion Malt Plant

Uganda: Brewer to Build Sh32 Billion Malt Plant - NILE Breweries (NBL), a subsidiary of SABMiller, is to build a $16m (about sh32b) malting plant. This follow the success of its initiative to convert locally-grown barley into brewing malt. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: FG to Buy Full-Body Scanners for Airports

Nigeria: FG to Buy Full-Body Scanners for Airports - In the wake of the attempted bombing of a United States-bound plane on Christmas day by Nigeria's Umar Farouk AbdulMuttalab, the Federal Government has said it will now go for 3-D full body scanners at the nation's airports. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: 800 Houses for Demolition in FCT

Nigeria: 800 Houses for Demolition in FCT - THE Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), yesteday said 800 houses would be demolished in seven villages in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). [AA Urbanisation]

Kenya: Old Buildings in Country Should Be Preserved

Kenya: Old Buildings in Country Should Be Preserved - From the Railway Station in Nairobi to Makerere University in Kampala, East Africa is home to several grand, colonial-era buildings. [AA Urbanisation]

Tanzania: Stay Away From Incapable Construction Firms - Advice

Tanzania: Stay Away From Incapable Construction Firms - Advice - A senior engineer with the Government has warned over mushrooming road construction firms that are incapable of sustaining their operations. [AA Construction]

Tanzania: Phoenix Assurance to Build 17-Storey Complex

Tanzania: Phoenix Assurance to Build 17-Storey Complex - THE Phoenix Assurance Tanzania Limited will from next March put up a multi-billion 17-storey house in Dar es Salaam. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Govt to Build N2 Billion Vocational Centre

Nigeria: Govt to Build N2 Billion Vocational Centre - Kwara State Gover-nment has said it would build a N2 billion vocation centre, which would be sited at Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun Local Government Area to address the problem of youth restiveness in the state. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Local Architects Raise Alarm Over Influx of Foreigners

Nigeria: Local Architects Raise Alarm Over Influx of Foreigners - Miffed by fear of a perpetual job loss to be occasioned by the influx of foreign architects into the nation's building industry, the Association of Consulting Architects of Nigeria (ACAN) has stepped up moves to caution the emerging trend which it said may push the members out of job. [AA Construction]

Rwanda: Construction of 2,600 Housing Units On Hold

Rwanda: Construction of 2,600 Housing Units On Hold - The much anticipated construction of 2600 housing units in Gaculiro, Gasabo district by the Social Security Fund of Rwanda has been halted pending an outcome of talks between the fund and the Ministries of Infrastructure and Finance. [AA Construction]

Tanzania: Construction Sector Vibrant Despite Crunch

Tanzania: Construction Sector Vibrant Despite Crunch - While the country and the whole world were in the doldrums emanating from the great recession this year, the construction industry in Tanzania was one sector that defied the odds to remain vibrant. [AA Construction]

Kenya: State Invites Bids for Construction of Model Schools

Kenya: State Invites Bids for Construction of Model Schools - Treasury has kicked off a multi-billion shilling school upgrading project to set up a model secondary school in every Constituency in a bid to boost the faltering quality of learning and access to the country's best schools. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Nsukka Leaders Demand Airport, Dam

Nigeria: Nsukka Leaders Demand Airport, Dam - Major stakeholders in Enugu North Senatorial Zone, have called on the Federal Government to include construction of a dam in Adada River and an airport in the state in the 2010 budget. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: 2009, Construction Industry Did Not Fare Well - Experts

Nigeria: 2009, Construction Industry Did Not Fare Well - Experts - With less than 96 hours to go in the year 2009, experts in the construction industry have said that as far as the industry is concerned, there was nothi9ng to write home about in terms of service delivery. [AA Construction]