July 2011

Ex-Roque Santeiro Site Works Historical - President

The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, said Friday in Luanda, that laying the foundation stone for the upgrading of the former Roque Santeiro market zone is a new chapter in the history of Sambizanga district and of Luanda at large.

'Agip Flyover Ready in August'

Rivers State Government says it is putting measures in place to ensure that the Agip flyover, reputed to be the longest in the state, is put to use by the end of August, 2011.

Micro-Dam Under Construction in Dembe-Habtetsion Administrative Area

A micro-dam is under construction in Dembe-Habtetsion administrative area, Elaberad sub-zone, at a cost of over 5 million Nakfa.

Should Country Upgrade Its Slums?

The origin of the word "slum" is considered to be an Irish expression, coming from the word "slom e " which means "a desolate or a poor place". A slum is defined by UN-HABITAT, a United Nations agency, as a dilapidated area of a city characterized by poor quality housing and squalor in addition to lack of tenure security (permanent safekeeping).

Ghana Committed to Addressing Housing Deficit- Bagbin

Mr. Alban Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has reaffirmed the government's commitment to address the housing deficit and improve water delivery in the country, saying various housing and water projects were being undertaken by the ministry in collaboration with its agent throughout the country.

FG to Give Akanu Ibiam Airport Face Lift

Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah has said the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, would be given the needed face-lift through extensive rehabilitation and expansion.

State to Build Head Office for Mwalimu Foundation

The government plans to construct premises for the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation (MNF), Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said yesterday. It has already secured a plot for erecting the multipurpose building.

President to Launch U.S.$400 Million Cement Plant

President Rupiah Banda is today expected to officiate at the groundbreaking ceremony of the US$400 million new cement plant by Nigerian company, Dangote Group on the Copperbelt.

Batwa Ask Government for Land

The Batwa community, a minority group living in Kisoro district, have asked the Government to give them land and houses. This follows their eviction from Bwindi impenetrable national park in 1991.

Central House Prices 'Worryingly High'

HOUSE prices in central Namibia have been on a "worryingly high price escalation cycle" since last July and the trend could continue for most of 2011, FNB Namibia has concluded in its latest House Price Index (HPI).

Kunzvi Dam Remains Government Priority Project - Minister

Construction of Kunzvi Dam remains a Government priority project but local authorities are welcome to partner the State and other private entities in building the dam, Water Resources Development and Management Minister Sipepa Nkomo has said.

SNR ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN / ARCHITECT - Cape Town

SNR ARCHTIECTUAL TECHNOLOGIST OR ARCHITECTS - Cape Town
This leading architectural practice in Cape Town is responsible for some of the most notable green buildings in Cape Town and elsewhere in SA and Africa.
Due to ongoing work they need a top quality person to support them with the design and development and preparation of tenders.
Could be an B Arch or B Tech with a minimum of 5 years experience on large commercial projects , able to start during August 2011 and must have Revert software proficiency. They are looking for the BEST!
Initially a three month contract – renewable – time to get to know the Client and them to get to know you!
Good packages offered in return and an opportunity to make a difference.
When forwarding your CV – info@wallstreetglobalcareers.com Also please send a pdf portfolio (giving us an overview only of your capabilities) as well as contactable referees.
Jacqui Tuck Please quote reference CT/A/11

Nigeria to Commence Implementation of Building Code

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Ama Pepple, has ascribed the incessant cases of building collapse in the country to the use of sub-standard materials and lack of adequate supervision in housing construction.

QUALITY MANAGERS (Construction) - Head Office Based Gauteng

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGERS JHB Head office
Major construction group requires QA Managers at their Head Office in Gauteng.
Your responsibilities will be the implementation and maintenance of the QA management system. You would have QA representatives/ procurement mngt on all sites; ensure the QA manual is kept up to date and ensure all staff are informed; planned audits; all contractual documentation; ensure project QA mngt systems are in place before a project starts; review all inspection and training; action and close al complaints; monitor reporting; ensure all docs are achieved on completion of project.
Projects could range from building, civil Multi disciplinary locally or internationally in Africa and surrounding islands.
In return, our Client offers a salary of around R700K plus benefits and bonuses as well as various allowances and a chance to work for one of the leading contractors in South Africa who is a front runner.
Please send an updated CV to Jacqui Tuck – info@wallstreetglobalcareers.com or register on line.

QUALITY MANAGERS (Construction) - Head Office Based Gauteng

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGERS JHB Head office
Major construction group requires QA Managers at their Head Office in Gauteng.
Your responsibilities will be the implementation and maintenance of the QA management system. You would have QA representatives/ procurement mngt on all sites; ensure the QA manual is kept up to date and ensure all staff are informed; planned audits; all contractual documentation; ensure project QA mngt systems are in place before a project starts; review all inspection and training; action and close al complaints; monitor reporting; ensure all docs are achieved on completion of project.
Projects could range from building, civil Multi disciplinary locally or internationally in Africa and surrounding islands.
In return, our Client offers a salary of around R700K plus benefits and bonuses as well as various allowances and a chance to work for one of the leading contractors in South Africa who is a front runner.
Please send an updated CV to Jacqui Tuck – info@wallstreetglobalcareers.com or register on line.

We'll Start Road Projects After the Rains - Aregbesola

The Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has said that his administration would begin the construction and maintenance of roads across the state immediately after the raining season.

Ten Feared Dead in Enugu as Petrol Fire Guts Houses, Market

No fewer than 10 people including children may have died in an inferno caused by the explosion of a petrol tanker at a roundabout near Enugu Prisons.

Calls For Forest Dwellers to be Included in Resettlement Plans

All displaced people should be included in the government's resettlement plans, irrespective of where they currently live, to avert conflicts whenever they moved.

Enugu Tanker Fire - Six Burnt to Death, 20 Houses Destroyed

Six lives, about 20 houses, household property and goods worth millions of naira were lost in the fire outbreak that occurred following a fuel tanker accident in Enugu Thursday morning.

Minister Tours Abinkyi Market - Urges Contractor to Speed Up Work

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Mensah, has toured the Abinkyi Market in Kumasi, where the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is putting up a new ultra-modern market for the displaced traders of the Race Course, who may be affected during the construction of the Asantehene's Sunshine City Project.

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER in South Africa

QUALITY ASSURANCE/QC Manager – Country posts - South Africa
M Sc/B Tech Mechanical or Electrical or both
Work closely with MEP engineers and installations contractors (Mechanical including fire, Electrical, Plumbing and drainage) We also need a building specialist, to ensure correct implementation of designs. Manage programme, co-ordinate and supervise MEPD work, liaison with consultants.
Be responsible for all testing, develop SAT processes according to contractual requirements and track implementation problems in all technical aspects.
Must have PDI exp
Please forward yoru CV urgently for review

PROFESSIONAL QUANTITY SURVEYOR - Johanensburg West Rand area

QUANITY SURVEYOR
QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Our Client needs a WinQS wizard!!!
Due to ongoing work, the pressures and anticipated work, they need someone who is able and confident to handle all the pre-=contract aspects of PQSing. You would need to manage the full range of QS duties but needs to fully experience handling the Measurement, Estimates, cost analysis and tender docs as the pressure is there!!
Projects are mainly commercial and retail - large and medium size.
Work closely with the Snr Associate to complete his team - if you are able to support and train youngsters - even better.
We need someone who is looking for a career and an opportunity to develop further.
Please send your CV detailing which aspects of PQS you have handled using the WinQS as a tool.
Look forward to receiving your detailed CV
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Ahngola to Open Public Tender for Construction of Boavista/Viana Highway

The Angolan government announced on Wednesday that conditions are created in order to open a bidding for the construction of Boavista/Viana highway, passing by Musseques railways station.

Kilamba City Flats Without Prices Yet

The 3.180 flats comprising Kilamba city was not priced yet, but the Angolan government is developing actions meant to reduce the fiscal charges, to lessen the prices for purchasing the referred residences.

Environmental Impact Studies for Mini-Hydric Dams Promoted

The Angolan government is promoting studies of environmental impact for mini-hydric dams construction projects that will enable an access to power for nearly 500,000 families and the creation of over 10,000 jobs, ANGOP has learnt.

Abuja-Nyanya-Keffi Road

Two ghastly accidents that claimed the lives of at least 20 persons at Kugbo on the Abuja-Nyanya-Keffi highway last week once again highlighted the urgent need for the authorities to speed up work on making it a multi-lane road to ease traffic bottlenecks on the busy road that so often cause mishaps.

Akwa-Ibom to Construct Housing Units for Civil Servants

The Akwa Ibom State government has concluded plans to construct 1,800 housing units of three bedroom bungalows for civil servants in the state, Commissioner for Housing and Urban Renewal Mr. Emmanuel Enoidem has said.

Ekiti Communities to Determine Projects for Execution - Commissioner

The Ekiti State government has said that henceforth communities in the state are to determine projects for execution, and not the other way round as was done previously.

Mandela Park Backyarders Must Respect the Rule of Law - Madikizela

In response to the article in the Cape Times on 26 July 2011, titled "Call for Madikizela to resign over house allocation", I dismissed the call of the Mandela Park Backyarders as a joke, as their allegations lack any reasonable foundation.

Youth Call for Social Cohesion And Rural Development

Over four hundred delegates participating in the Human Settlements Vision 2030 Youth Summit, called for new human settlements development initiatives to promote social cohesion, and urged that rural development should be complimented by secondary markets such as food processing or refinery plants.