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Nigeria awards $7bn rail project to Chinese state rail firm – Xinhua

By: Reuters     16th May 2018 Nigeria has awarded a $6.68-billion contract to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) for work on a major segment of a railway linking the country's commercial hub Lagos, in the southwest, and Kano in the north, Xinhua reported. "The signing of the ... segment contract... 

Ganntas Tunnel, Algeria

By: Sheila Barradas     24th November 2017 The Ganntas Tunnel is the first long tunnel in Algeria and North Africa. 

Kenya gears up to award contract for new Mombasa oil import facility

By: John Muchira     19th August 2016 After a delay of more than three years, Kenya is finally set to start constructing a modern oil importing facility in the coastal city of Mombasa. The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) announced earlier this month that it is in the process of identifying a contractor to $116.3-million terminal.  The... 

Magnis moves forward with Tanzania development

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th January 2015 Junior graphite developer Magnis Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Railway 24th Bureau Group for the development of the Nachu graphite project, in Tanzania. Under the terms of the MoU, the two parties would enter into formal negotiations to secure an... 

Mali eyes $9.5bn rail projects to unlock iron ore, bauxite deposits

By: Reuters     27th October 2014 Landlocked Mali aims to diversify its mining sector away from gold with Chinese-built rail projects worth $9.5-billion that would link it to the Atlantic coast, even as slowing Chinese growth and falling commodity prices cool investment. The West African nation - the continent's third-largest... 

Interocean canal project, Nicaragua

By: Sheila Barradas     1st August 2014 The project involves the construction of a canal from the mouth of the Brito river on the Pacific side to the Punta Gorda river on the Caribbean side. 

Chinese contractors top global rankings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2012 Chinese contractors topped International Construction’s 2012 ranking of the world’s 200-largest construction companies for the second year running and once again took the largest share of total revenue. Contractors from China took 23.2%, or $344-billion, of the $1.148-trillion revenue for the... 


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