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Construction Junction

Ethiopia: Construction Junction - Wednesday, May 11, 2011, witnessed a subdued inauguration of the second Addis Build Construction, Construction Equipment and Technologies Exhibition by Turkish officials and businesspeople at the Addis Abeba Exhibition Center. [AA Construction]

Luanda Governor Assesses Banned Building Site

Angola: Luanda Governor Assesses Banned Building Site - The governor of Luanda, José Maria Ferraz dos Santos, on Monday here checked the site on which is being constructed two private buildings, whose works have been banned for the last two years. [AA Construction]

Jonathan Orders Cement Manufacturers to Crash Price

Nigeria: Jonathan Orders Cement Manufacturers to Crash Price - President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday ordered cement manufacturers to cut down the price of the product within 30 days to make it affordable to Nigerians. [AA Construction]

Jamba Industrial Park Making Progress

Angola: Industrial Park Back to Normal - State Secretary - The Secretary of State for Industry, Kiala Gabriel, said on Friday in Jamba district in the southern Huíla province that the industrial park of the country is returning to its normal functioning, due to the public and private investments made in the last nine years. [AA Urbanisation]

Eviction of Ihefu Valley Herders 'Was Inhuman'

Tanzania: Eviction of Herders 'Was Inhuman' - The eviction two years ago of pastoralists and farmers from Ihefu Valley, which is part of Usangu Basin in Mbarali District, was not planned and executed properly, The Citizen has been told. [AA Urbanisation]

Work On Mombasa Terminal to Start in June 2011

Kenya: Work On Terminal to Start in June - Work on the new container terminal at the Mombasa port is set to begin next month. [AA Construction]

Ugandan Government Launches Construction Regulations

Uganda: Government Launches Construction Regulations - Government on Saturday launched the National Construction Industry Policy and the revised engineering manuals and specifications. Works and Transport Minister, Eng. John Nasasira said Cabinet last year approved a policy to develop and strengthen the national construction industry in a bid to offer better services and weed out quack constructors that had caused buildings to collapse and shoddy on road construction. [AA Construction]

Number of Building Plans Approved Decline in Namibia

Namibia: Number of Building Plans Approved Decline - The number of building plans approved for the month of April slowed by 24.80% on a monthly basis and by 12.39% on an annual basis, statistics from the City of Windhoek show. [AA Construction]

Profiteering Stifles Construction Industry in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Profiteering Stifles Construction Industry - PROFITEERING, rooted in the Zimbabwe dollar era mentality, is stifling the local construction industry as the cost of building materials remains prohibitive compared to the region, property experts said this week. [AA Construction]

Africa: Continent's Cities Open for Investment

Africa: Continent's Cities Open for Investment - Cities in Africa are battling to cope with the fast pace of urbanisation that is creating formidable challenges. TradeInvestAfrica reports that well-positioned investors who see challenges as opportunities are finding huge business deals in various countries. [AA Urbanisation]

Arik Air Suspends Flights to Calabar, Moves Operations to Uyo Airport

Nigeria: Arik Air Suspends Flights to Calabar, Moves Operations to Uyo Airport - Arik Air has announced a temporary suspension of its flights to the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar from May 7 to July 7. [AA Urbanisation]

Ogun ACN Warns Buyers of Government Property

Nigeria: Ogun ACN Warns Buyers of Govt Property - THE Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ogun State,Thursday, warned prospective buyers of government property allegedly being fraudulently put up for sale by Governor Olugbenga Daniel in the twilight of his administration administration, saying that the in-coming Senator Ibikunle Amosun government would frown at any un-transparent deal. [AA Urbanisation]

State Assures Ndola Stadium Workers

Zambia: State Assures Ndola Stadium Workers - As the Ndola stadium nears completion next month, some four months ahead of schedule, Government has assured workers constructing the multi-million dollar facility to hold their peace about their benefits. [AA Construction]

TUC Advocates Local Content Policy for Construction Industry

Nigeria: TUC Advocates Local Content Policy for Construction Industry - Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the Federal Government to formulate and implement local content policy in the construction industry to check the expatriate quota abuse as it did for the oil and gas industry. [AA Construction]

Kazungula Bridge Has Opportunities for Private Companies

Zambia: Kazungula Bridge Has Opportunities for Private Companies - Zambia is seeking investors for the proposed US$95m Kazungula bridge, which is expected to provide a link to Botswana. The project presents many spill-over opportunities for private companies. [AA Construction]

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