Upcoming Mega Projects - Africa


Posted on 07 Nov. 2019

EGYPT

Project: Establish and Operate Telecommunications Networks
Value: USD 2,452,200,000
Client: Telecom Egypt (TE)
Website: www.te.eg

Telecom Egypt announced signing a deal with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) to establish and operate telecommunications networks in the New Administrative Capital. The state-owned telecom operator will also provide the new capital’s smart services and security systems. Telecom Egypt will immediately start working on the first phase of the project, which includes the government district, with an investment cost of EGP 40 billion. The first phase is expected to be finalised within six months. This step is part of Telecom Egypt’s efforts to capitalise on and facilitate the national digital transformation.


KENYA

Project: Railway City
Value: USD 270,000,000
Client: Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development
Website: www.transport.go.ke

Draft plans for the Railway City that will see the expansion of Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) have already been released thus paving way for project implementation. Dubbed the Railway City Masterplan, the 425-acre project is expected to be completed in the next 20 years in three phases. Aside from the main station area, it will also contain a residential area and business hubs.

Railway infrastructure will gobble a huge chunk of the project at $169 million followed by water supply and construction of roads and pavements that will take $38 million and $19 million respectively. The draft plans describe it as a multi-modal hub in the CBD that will guarantee seamless connection among commuter rail, three Bus Rapid Transits, airport limousine city bus and non-motorised transport such as bicycles. 

The Nairobi Railway City will include multi-modal transit stations, mixed-use or commercial buildings, international offices, small and medium enterprise cluster and high-tech industry buildings. Other facilities will include residential buildings, community and government buildings, open space and plazas, and powerful non-motorized and pedestrian walkways. Such a diverse urban programme will generate a 24-hour dynamic city. The project expects to ease congestion on Uhuru Highway, Haile Selassie Avenue and Landhies Road.


ALGERIA

Project: Car and Truck Tire Plant
Value: USD 255,000,000
Client: Qingdao Doublestar Group
Website: www.doublestartyre.com

China’s Qingdao Doublestar Group is planning to build a car and truck tire plant in Algeria in partnership with local investors El Hadj Larbi Pneumatiques. The joint venture project foresees a factory capable of producing 5 million passenger and 2 million truck/bus tires a year. Doublestar will invest just $5 million in the project, with the remainder of the $250 million coming from the joint venture partners.


ZAMBIA

Project: Establish Dry Port
Value: USD 147,000,000
Client: Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA)
Website: www.tazarasite.com

The Kapiri Mposhi Dry Port will be an integrated logistics and industrial hub that will provide services to clients across eastern, central and southern Africa thereby increasing regional market access for Zambian products. The project will be built on a Build-Lease-Transfer (BLT), Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model. 

According to CEO of the IDC construction will be done in two phases. Phase one will involve construction of the dry port while the second phase will see an establishment of a multi-facility economic zone. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the investment arm of the Zambian government, will hold 15% of shares in the project while the Tanzanian firm, Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) will hold 85%. The Dar es Salaam Corridor Group (DCG) will take hold of the four-hectare piece of land, construct the Dry Port, operate (lease) it for 25 years and, thereafter, transfer all the immovable assets to TAZARA.

Approximately 500 jobs will be created during construction and up to 3,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created when the dry port becomes operational. This is a significant development, being one of the first PPP models to be introduced under our strategic vision of engaging the private sector in the full utilisation of TAZARA’s huge idle capacity.


GHANA 

Project: Construct Three-tier Interchange
Value: USD 135,000,000
Client: Ministry of Roads and Highways
Website: www.mot.gov.gh

The construction of the interchange, located at the site of the Obestebi-Lamptey roundabout at Abossey Okai, will improve mobility on the western parts of the Ring Road, reduce travel times to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, and improve access to Abossey Okai spare parts area and to businesses along the Graphic Road and the Kaneshie-Mallam Highway.

The interchange consists of a ground level roundabout, with the second-tier, an east to west flyover linking the Graphic Road to the Kaneshie Mallam Road. Tier three of the interchange is a north to south flyover on the Ring Road West, from the Royal House Chapel International to the Central Mosque at Abossey Okai.

The construction of the project, which would be undertaken by Messrs Queiroz Galvao Construction UK Limited, also includes the rehabilitation of major drainage structures around the interchange and the construction of walkways and cycle paths, will be in two phases. The first Phase of the project will see the construction of the east-west flyover and other related works, whilst the second phase will involve the construction of the third-tier flyover on the Ring Road West. The first phase is expected to be completed in 18 months.


SOUTH AFRICA

Project: Irene Link Development - Phase 2
Value: USD 132,000,000
Client: ABLAND
Website: www.abland.co.za

The Irene Link development will include a 12 000m² convenience shopping centre, on which construction will start in the fourth quarter of this year. Giflo and SOM will partner with Abland for the project which is conveniently located on Alexander Road, just off Botha Avenue interchange from the N1 freeway.

Irene Link will offer a broad spectrum of mixed-use elements such as office space, medical services, restaurants, a national grocer, a preschool, a hotel, a business centre with conference facilities, beauty and health facilities; and big green areas in one flowing organic precinct. An education facility will also be included in the development.

Abland aim is to make Irene Link one of the first smart precincts or smart cities in Gauteng. At this infrastructure phase, the connectivity of the precinct is planned to link all the functions of the precinct into a smart city with interconnected buildings and security, smart taxi drop-offs and a public WiFi area. They will also include backup water and power, with renewable solar energy. 


EGYPT

Project: Beta Greens New Cairo Project
Value: USD 105,000,000
Client: Beta Egypt for Urban Development
Website: www.betaegypt.com

Beta Egypt for Urban Development aims to inject EGP 400 million into Beta Greens New Cairo project in Mostakbal City up to 2020. Currently, Beta Egypt for Urban Development is selecting the contracting companies that will be awarded the implementation of the project.

The company will invest EGP 100 million by the end of 2019 and EGP 300 million during 2020 in the project which is being built over 25 acres. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2022, Beta Greens New Cairo project will feature 730 residential units at a combined investment of EGP 1.7 billion and with expected sales of more than EGP 2 billion.

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