April 2012

Abuja - More Houses, Less Shelter

[Daily Trust]

For the first time, visitor to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, the sight of various construction projects dotting the landscape may give the false impression that the provision of residential accommodation has been adequately taken care off by the founding fathers of the territory.

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Navy Resumes Work on Hospital Abandoned for 30 Years

[Daily Trust]
Calabar -
The Nigerian Navy has initiated processes for the completion of its hospital in Calabar, which was abandoned in 1982, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Olufemi Babalola Ogunjimi has said.

Artisans Decry Preference for Foreign Counterparts

[Daily Trust]

The preference of Nigerians for artisans from neighbouring West Africa countries has been criticized by Nigerian artisans, claiming such attitude is keeping many of them out of business .

27 Dar es Salaam Roads for Rehabilitation

[Daily News]
Dodoma -
THE government has earmarked some 27 roads in Dar es Salaam for expansion and improvement to reduce traffic jams and congestion in the city.

Betty Breaks Ground for Construction of Ejuratia School

[Ghanaian Chronicle]

THE FORMER Minister of Education, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, has broken the ground for the commencement of work on a Senior High School at Ejuratia in the Afigya Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region.

Government to Build 14 Classrooms in Kunje Village

Kuito -
The governor of the central Bié province will build 14 classrooms in Kunje commune, aimed to increase the number of students in the education system and thus improve the learning quality.

Solution to Construction Works Procurement Inadequacies

[New Vision]

The sight of news stories about loss of huge sums of money due to substandard construction works in the country is an impediment to the development of the local construction industry.

Lagos to Build Seven Pedestrian Bridges


Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat last week, unveiled plans to construct seven pedestrian bridges in different parts of the state.

Afar Constructing 500 Condominiums

Semera -
The construction of 500 condominiums is underway in Semera Town of Afar State at a cost of 23 million Birr, the State works and urban development bureau said.

Bengo Governor Works in Ambriz District

Caxito -
The governor of the northern Bengo province, João Bernardo de Miranda, is working this Tuesday in Ambriz district, where he will lay the cornerstone for the construction of 200 residences.

2012 Will Be Toughest Year for Construction Industry - GVK


According to the recently released FNB/BER Building Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2012, building confidence amongst building contractors, manufacturers of building materials and quantity surveyors has increased. The results suggest that the building sector has bottomed and is indeed recovering, albeit slowly.

FNB Construction Confidence Index Out


The first quarter FNB/BER construction confidence index was released late last week and indicates that, after rising from 21 in 3Q11 to 26 in 4Q11, the rose further to 34 during 1Q12.

Construction of 39 Million Birr Worth Devt Projects Completed

Gujji Zone -
Construction of most of the development projects launched during the last nine months with 39 million Birr in Gujji Zone of Oromia State has been finalized, the Zonal Pastoralist Development Project Coordination Office said.

University Undertaking Construction With 260 Million - Birr

Assosa -
Assosa University is striving to finish the first phase of construction at a cost of 260 million Birr, the university said.

Town Constructing Infrastructure Facilities

Batu -
The construction of various infrastructure facilities is underway in Arsi Negelle town of Oromia State at a cost of more than 15 million birr, the town administration said.

Oshiomhole Reads Riot Act to Contractors

Benin -
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has expressed sadness over the slow pace of work by contractors handling various projects for the state government and directed them to hasten their pace of work.

Lagos Assembly Seals Up Two Buildings On Lagos Island

[Daily Trust]
Lagos -
In an attempt to prevent cases of building collapse in Lagos State, the state's legislature has directed that two buildings on the Island be sealed up because they are not habitable.

Governor Announces Construction of Stadium in Saurimo

Luanda -
The minister of Youth and Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba, announced Sunday in Luanda, the construction soon of a football stadium in Saurimo, eastern province of Luanda Sul, with a capacity for 25,000 spectators.

Government Grants Land to Build Huambo University Campus

Huambo -
The government of the central Huambo province granted a 2.500-hectare land for the construction of a university campus in that region.

Zambian Engineers Elect New Leaders

[Times of Zambia]

THE Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) 2012 symposium has elected Road Development Agency (RDA) senior manager for commercial and technical services Bernard Mwape Chiwala as its president.

Some 20 Market Sheds Under Construction in Southern Tigray

Maichew -
The construction of 20 market sheds is underway in Southern Tigray Zone for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) at a cost 21.7 million birr, the zonal urban and construction department said.

New Road Under Construction Between Rumbek and Unity Payinjiar County

[Sudan Tribune]
Bentiu -
The construction of a road between the capital of Rumbek East County of Lakes State and Payinjiar County of Unity State will have a positive impact on security, community relations and the local economy when it is completed, officials said this week.

Some 32 Health Posts Under Construction

Mizan -
The construction of 32 health posts is underway in nine woredas of Bench Madji Zone, South Ethiopia People State at a cost of 1.3 million birr, the zonal health department said.

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Fayemi Gives Contractors Seven-Week Ultimatum


Apparently miffed by the slow pace of work by contractors handling the five-kilometer road projects in the 16 local government areas of the state, Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, summoned the contractors with a warning that their contracts would be revoked, if there was no significant improvement in their work within the next two weeks.

Government to Displace 14 Villages for Oil Refinery

[New Vision]

Fourteen villages within Buseruka Sub-county in Hoima district are due to be relocated to pave way for the construction of an oil refinery by the government.

Punish Erring Engineers, EIZ Told

[Times of Zambia]

THE Government has urged the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) to discipline erring engineers engaged in corruption and shoddy construction works, especially in public works.

Angolan Governor Announces Construction of School and Houses

Katabola -
The provincial governor of Bie, Alvaro Boavida Neto, announced Thursday in the commune of Sande (Katabola municipality), construction in the locality of a school of six classrooms and houses for the communal administrator, his deputy, nurses and teachers.