1. West African rail network to connect Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo
West African and mining companies in the region are investing in a massive rail project which, when completed, will be 3,000 km long and link Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo.
2. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The Grand Renaissance Dam is under construction on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. It is claimed it will generate 6,000 MW of energy when completed.
3. The Mombasa-Kigali Railway Project
Stretching almost 3,000 kilometers and connecting three East African states, the Mombasa-Kigali railway will pass through Kampala, Uganda.
4. Kenya’s Konza Techno City
Konza Techno City will be built over 5,000 acres of land, 64km south of Nairobi. The business park is being marketed by the Kenyan government as part of the Kenya Vision 2030 development program.
The establishment of Konza City is one of the key flagships projects of Vision 2030 which will position Kenya as the regions ICT hub, according to the government.
Konza Techno City
Konza Techno City
5. The Ethiopia-to-Djibouti Rail Link
As part of the Ethiopian government’s Growth and Transformation plan, a 650-kilometer railway will be built to link up the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and the Port of Doraleh in Djibouti.
The Ethiopia-to-Djibouti Rail Link is set to cost $1.2 billion, according to estimates from KPMG.
6. The Grand Inga Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Grand Inga Dam is a planned hydroelectric dam on the Congo River at Inga Falls. The project is expected to cost more than $80 billion in total.
7. SolarReserve’s Jasper Solar Power Project in South Africa
Renewable solar energy firm SolarReserve has 238MW of solar projects in construction in South Africa, including the Jasper Power Project.
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