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10 Amazing Infrastructure Projects That Are Changing Africa

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Many mega construction projects are happening in Africa despite the hard-hitting impact of a global pandemic. Some of them are government-supported, and some are private sector-funded. These projects also include long-term and short-term plans in transport, healthcare, and urban development.

Indeed, the African construction industry is booming. Do you have a lingering doubt? Then, learn about these ten amazing construction projects that are changing Africa.


Soyo Thermal Power Station Phase 2 (Angola)

The Soyo power plant upgrade plays a vital role in the Angola Energy 2025 vision. The original power plant has been producing around 750MW since its construction in 2017.

It barely covers the country’s needs with two 360MW units, but the planned upgrade involves two additional units. As a result, it may cover most of Angola’s electricity needs by 2024. By then, all units will switch to locally-sourced liquefied natural gas instead of diesel for operation.


Kigali Central Sewerage (Rwanda)

The purpose of building Rwanda’s first sewerage system is to tackle an urgent public health issue. The plan also has a positive environmental effect because it involves building a wastewater treatment plant.

The Rwandan government secured loans from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2017. The project should have started in 2019 and been completed by 2022. However, the City of Kigali and Water and Sanitation Corporation WASAC are still looking for a contractor. Furthermore, some informal settlements are getting in the way, which is a wonderful opportunity for investing in upgrades.


Stade Olympique d’Oran (Algeria)

Stade Olympique d’Oran earned 18th place at the Stadium of the Year 2021 poll. Out of 23 stadiums around the world, it stands as a sports construction wonder. The location of the stadium was most challenging as engineers had to build it on a slope. No wonder it went through several delays from 2010 to 2021.

The first thing to notice is the steel structure surrounding this Olympic sports complex. It can hold more than 40,000 spectators. Plus, it’s attached to an athletics sports hall, and three swimming pools.


West Africa Cable System (WACS)

In essence, the WACS is a 14,500 km long fiber optic submarine cable connecting South Africa, West Africa, and Europe. The heavy-duty cable passes through 13 countries, including Namibia, Angola, and Ghana with 15 terminal stations.

Around 18 reputable telecommunication companies are operating this trans-continent submarine cable, including Cape Verde Telecom, Telkom South Africa, and Vodafone. It’s probably serving millions and millions of users right now.


Bolgatanga East District Hospital (Ghana)

The construction of the Bolgatanga East District Hospital is part of the government’s Agenda 111 with the help of private investors to serve underserved districts. Upon completion, the hospital will be a stepping stone for providing distinctive healthcare to all Ghanaian people. Furthermore, there are seven other hospitals in the work as the government commits to providing more healthcare services for areas without hospitals. The construction is ongoing, but we don’t know its due date.


Kano-Kaduna Rail Project (Nigeria)

The Kano-Kaduna railways project is expected to connect the 203.8 km distance between Kano and Kaduna states. It’s also part of the larger Nigerian Railway Modernization Project that includes Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar railways. Unfortunately, the Chinese contractor CCECC Nigeria Limited seems to be meddling in Nigerian politics, and the federal government isn’t happy about it.

Once done, the railways will connect the northern and southern regions of Nigeria. It’ll stimulate the economy by transporting passengers and goods safer and faster. The expected completion date is 2023.


Tatu City (Kenya)

Tatu is a 5,000-acre Special Economic Zone, developed by Rendeavour. Furthermore, Tatu City is a member of the World Free Zones Organization. It offers affordable housing options for middle-class Kenyans. Currently, construction is expanding to phase 3 to add more housing units. The current population is 150,000 residents and it’s expected to rise with new developments.

The city also includes universities, businesses, and shopping malls. In short, it’s one of the fastest-growing smart cities, not only in Kenya but also in Africa.


Mesob Tower (Ethiopia)

The Mesob Tower project will reflect Ethiopian culture to the world. It aims to boost the already fast-growing hospitality and tourism sectors in the country. Standing 250 meters tall and occupying 20,000 square meters of land in the heart of Addis Ababa, the Mesob Tower will be a marvel to witness.

The tower will include a cultural center that represents various Ethiopian traditions along with hotels, shopping malls, and other amenities. It’ll be open to tourists by 2027.


Madiba Vaccine Production Plant (Senegal)

In partnership with BioNTech, the Institut Pasteur de Dakar aims to provide made-in-Africa 300 million Covid doses. The EU-supported initiative will establish Senegal as one of the six African nations chosen by the World Health Organization to produce mRNA vaccines locally. Team Europe dedicated north of EUR 425 million for the construction of the Madiba facility to develop the vaccines as an arm of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar.


New Capital City (Egypt)

Egypt is building a new capital, which is currently a mega African construction project. The smart city will attract around seven million citizens with 21 residential districts available. It’ll also attract businesses with 25 commercial districts. Most of all, most government agencies and other administrative organizations will move to the new capital, which will decrease the traffic load in the old capital.

To some, Egypt is the capital of Africa as the oldest civilization. The capital of Egypt will be an economic focal point not only in Africa but also in the middle east.

We covered 10 amazing construction & infrastructure projects that are changing Africa on local, continental, and global levels. Do you like them?

You’ll potentially uncover investment opportunities or even vacant jobs by contacting Business Club Africa. African economies are growing fast, offering lots of room for growth. Despite everything, some of the projects are somewhat classified and information about them is scarce. We encourage you to investigate projects that caught your interest. Maybe you can connect with Business Club Africa members in those countries and find out more.

01, Apr, 2022