The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says two bridges on the N12 outside Hopetown, Northern Cape, currently being widened and improved to increase their life span, are expected to open to traffic in February 2019, says project manager Tiago Massingue.
Recently appointed as the African Union special envoy for infrastructure development in the continent, Raila Odinga has announced plans to construct a 6,000-km road linking Mombasa in Kenya to Lagos in Nigeria in bid to link Africa through modern highways and railways.
The construction sector – and particularly civil engineering – will remain in the doldrums for 2018 with hopes for some improvement to begin next year, according to Industry Insight senior economist David Metelerkamp.
Chairman of Dangote Cement, Aliko Dangote over the weekend reiterated his plea to the Federal Government to urgently consider the use of concrete roads in the country.
Six young women will be involved in the construction projects come from Maitland Garden Village, Langa and Gugulethu after being appointed to be part of the Expanded Public Works Programme
In a move that help local contractors compete better with foreign contractors, Kenya Commercial Bank has offered to finance local contractors who are willing to build roads government’s US$444.4m annuity scheme.
The governor of Luanda, Angola, Ernesto Muangala has last week said that his region will undertake 652 construction projects until 2017as part of the Lunda Norte Provincial Development Plan.