July 2011

Minister Gives Contractor Three Months to Make Karshi-Apo Road Accessible

The FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Thursday in Abuja ordered contractors handling the Karshi-Apo Road in the FCT to make it accessible within three months.

Housing Authority Seeks N300 Billion Intervention Fund

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) requires an intervention fund of N300 billion from the federal government for the mass production of affordable housing for low and middle income earners across the country.

Bidho Construction Company Implementing a Number of Projects

Bidho Construction Company is implementing a number of projects in the Southern region at a total cost of over 32 million Nakfa, according to Eng. Yemane Teklu.

Leaders Told to Back Lamu Port Project

Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Sunday assured Lamu residents that the government would address their concerns about the multi-billion shilling port project.

Stalled Sh1.5 Billion Road Angers Farmers

Construction of a major road linking Eldoret and Kitale hangs in balance because of controversies between contractors over the tender. The road is to be constructed at a cost of more than Sh1.5 billion. Residents of Eldoret North and Cheranganyi constituencies now want the Minister for Roads Franklin Bett to explain why the road is yet to be done more than four months after the tendering process was completed."The road is in pathetic state yet we understand some people are quarreling over kickbacks," said the residents led by Kipkorir Menjo.

Jacaranda Embarks On Expansion

Jacaranda Group of Hotels has disclosed plans to expand as it aims for a bigger share of the tourism market in the region. The hotel's Group Financial Manager Maurice Kitivo, said it is eyeing to build a new hotel in South Sudan, targeting business, leisure and humanitarian travellers. However he did not give a timeline.

Cleaners Need Security, Protective Gear

When one hears of the amount of garbage Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) collects everyday, one wonders who collects it, how it is collected and what time this is done.

Construction Workers Lose 40,000 Jobs in Two years

The National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) says over 40,000 of its members have lost their jobs in the last two years.

Nigeria: Apo-Karshi Road - FCT Minister Gives Contractor Ultimatum

MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has given the contractor handling the Apo - Karshi- Keffi road three months to complete the job. Bala said his decision to give the contractor the ultimatum was aimed at address the chaotic traffic situation along the Apo-Karshi-Keffi Road.

Mimiko Pledges to Complete On-Going Projects

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko at the weekend pledged to complete all on- going projects embarked upon by his administration. Mimiko, who made the pledge at the headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state during a thanksgiving ceremony in honour of Dr. Joseph Akinlaja, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Ondo East/ Ondo West Federal Constituency, said he would continue to take decisions that would benefit the people of the state.

Housing Delivery Needs New Thinking

Some players in the housing construction sector suggest the problem of housing delivery should be split into two categories to strategically address problems in the sector.

Students Congratulate Construction of Kilamba City

The high school and university students, who visited last weekend Kilamba city, congratulated the efforts made by the Angolan government in the construction of the new town.

There's Hope National Housing Corporation Will Deliver

Of the very few public owned companies, the National Housing Corporation (NHC) offers great promise. Of recently, it has subjected itself to public account and transparency - explaining its agenda and programs one of which public meetings was held at Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam recently.

Supermarkets in Race for Key Towns

Property Developers are engaging in cut throat competition to secure prime locations in key towns leading to unethical practices by some retail chains and property developers.

FCT to Support Indigenous Contractors

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Sen. Bala Mohammed stated that indigenous contractors have a major role to play in the effort by the Federal Government to develop the nation's infrastructural base.

Building Collapse - Lagos Pencilled 34 Buildings for Demolition

Lagos state government has concluded plans to demolish 34 buildings marked in the Lagos Island in the wake of building collapse that claimed many lives and property in the state.

Experts Warn Authorities Over Asbestos

Residents of Unga Limited, a densely populated suburb in Arusha, are at risk of contracting cancerous diseases through inhaling dust from asbestos material.

Road Construction Tops Kano Assembly Debate

Most members of Kano House of Assembly yesterday moved motion for the construction, repair and reconstruction of roads in their various constituencies in the state.

Council Seeks Greenlight to Take Over Dam Construction

Harare mayor Muchadeyi Masunda wants Government to allow the city to mobilise funding for the construction of Kunzvi, Mazowe and Musami Dams, to boost the city's water supply.

Contractor Given Four Months to Complete Apo-Karshi Road

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday gave the contractor handling the Apo-Karshi road project four months to provide primary infrastructures on the road, so that it can be opened for use by December.

Fire Destroys Shops in Buk

An early morning fire completely razed four shops at the mini market of the new campus of Bayero University Kano popularly known as coke village, destroying property valued at millions of naira.

FMBN Disburses N70 Billion to NHF Contributors

THE Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has received N6.2 billion from the National Housing Fund (NHF) contributions. With this, it has achieved a cumulative remittance of N70.8 billion in the first six months of 2011.

BCU Caveat Delaying Park Construction

The Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU) caveat on a land meant for investment has delayed the construction of the promised presidential industrial park, the State Minister for industry, Dr Mutende Shinyabulo, has said.

Kano to Build N2.089 Billion Classrooms in LGs

Kano state executive council has approved the construction of one storey buildings comprising three blocks of four classrooms in each of the 44 local government areas of the state at a total sum of N2.089 billion.

Major Resort for Naivasha

Plans are underway for the construction of a five star hotel, luxurious homes and a championship golf course in Naivasha.

U.S $1.6 Million to Develop Western Coastal Districts

A total of $1.6 million is being committed by the Jubilee partners to develop six coastal districts of the Western Region.

FG Earmarks N9 Billion for Construction of Mma Road

The Federal Government has earmarked N9 billion for the reconstruction and beautification of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport road, as part of measures to enhance its aesthetics and ensure free flow of traffic in and out of the airport premises.

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Kinshasa's Islands of Peace - La Cité du Fleuve

Hawkwood Properties is a specialist fund manager. We are convinced that in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kinshasa , superior returns can be made through active fund management. La Cité du Fleuve began as a dream in early 2008. After geotechnical, hydrological and marketing reports by reputable experts confirmed the project's viability, engineers and architects designed the islands while shareholders solicited support from all the major stakeholders. In June 2009 the long awaited reclamation and construction work began. Today, land is being reclaimed in preparation for a showhouse, which will be built while land for the rest of Phase 1 is being reclaimed.