Transport http://constructafrica.com/transport en South Africa's CSIR & 'Much Asphalt' construct road with sustainable materials http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-csir-much-asphalt-construct-road-sustainable-materials <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">South Africa&#039;s CSIR &amp; &#039;Much Asphalt&#039; construct road with sustainable materials</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/18/2020 - 14:15</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/SA3-Dreamstime.jpg" width="5616" height="3744" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Locally available micro-fillers and recycled tyres&nbsp;have been successfully applied by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and asphalt production company&nbsp;'Much Asphalt'&nbsp;to construct&nbsp;a road section.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) new research efforts towards providing alternative product and knowledge routes for the asphalt pavement industry are paying off.&nbsp;The intention of the research is to open up the industry and enable the inclusion of more players (job creation) and eventually engineer economical, yet better performing roads.</p> <p>The&nbsp;(CSIR) has been focusing on locally available alternative additives that would be much cheaper than the conventionally imported additives, as well as creating sustainable use of recycled materials that have an economical benefit for the industry, while resolving an environmental challenge for the country.</p> <p>Using locally available micro-fillers and sustainably using recycled tyres, the CSIR and Much Asphalt successfully constructed a road section. After just over a years’ worth of combined laboratory development and evaluation efforts between CSIR Smart Mobility and the Much Asphalt Gauteng Regional Laboratory, the project came to fruition when both products under development were produced and paved into a controlled trial section in Roodepoort, Gauteng.</p> <p>The 200 m-long trial section included a 60 mm modified enrobés à module élevé (EME) base layer and a 40 mm modified bitumen rubber surfacing layer that was constructed over a cleaned gravel base layer treated with an SS60 tack coat prior to paving. The location of the trial section, starting from the weighbridge of the Much Asphalt Roodepoort branch to the public road tie-in on the approach to the site, was selected specifically to allow ease of continual performance measurement while having up-to-date details on the type and amount of traffic that moves across the section. &nbsp;</p> <p>Georges Mturi, senior researcher and manager of CSIR's Advanced Material Testing Laboratories says “<em>During both the development and trial phase, several performance characteristics were evaluated as predictors of in-situ performance, which served as the baseline for the in-situ performance evaluation that were set to run on a three-monthly basis for at least the first year after construction”. In this regard, he adds “the evaluations and visual inspections have shown that after nine months of traffic and environmental exposure, the layers are performing as expected</em>”. To date, no edge breaking is present where heavy vehicles are moving onto and off of the surfacing, no permanent deformation is present on the surfacing, with particular focus at stopping locations or where vehicle turning takes place and, to date, there are no signs of any deflection or temperature-induced crack formation taking place - according to a CSIR media release by the CSIR Strategic Communication unit.</p> <p>According to Joanne Muller, Much Asphalt Regional Laboratory Manager, “<em>The developed and trialled technologies, aimed at improving the performance properties of standard 10/20 based EME, as well as having a viable replacement product for standard styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) modified A-E2 binder without detracting from pavement performance, are deemed effective and that can assist industry practitioners in the endeavour to provide long-lasting pavements to society</em>”. &nbsp;</p> <p>For bitumen users, asphalt manufacturers or any other intermediary bitumen suppliers, it will act as an easier means of correcting poor bitumen to pass performance specifications or improving the performance of standard bitumen from one grade to another, in the event of national bitumen shortages. In its media&nbsp;statement,&nbsp;CSIR&nbsp;stated that it is also important to highlight that the major benefit of this invention for the country would be an increase in the recycling of waste tyres in the road industry for the beneficial outcome of better-performing roads.</p> <p><em>Photo:&nbsp;<span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">Asphalt Laying on Highway in Durban, South Africa (Chris Van Lennep | Dreamstime)</span></span></span></span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" hreflang="en">Main News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/south-africa" hreflang="en">South Africa</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 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field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=166&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="bSmjxa7a5siFzOAqT4J3OQnlyOTZIwnxppW-J6Vsj04"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:45:05 +0000 editor 166 at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-csir-much-asphalt-construct-road-sustainable-materials#comments South Africa's National Roads Agency signs MOU to develop small contractors http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-national-roads-agency-signs-mou-develop-small-contractors <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">South Africa&#039;s National Roads Agency signs MOU to develop small contractors</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/18/2020 - 13:06</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/Hermanus%20Civils_IFP_0128-ID16380-1800x1193.jpg" width="1800" height="1192" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has signed an&nbsp;MOU&nbsp;with the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC), to prioritise&nbsp;the development of SMMEs&nbsp;in the road construction industry.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“<em>In order to achieve meaningful transformation in this sector, we have to look beyond just meeting targets. To this end, our MOU with SAFCEC is geared to explore options and solutions that enables mentorship, development, capacity building and training of small contractors, giving them the skills and knowledge needed to execute road construction and maintenance projects</em>,” explained Ismail Essa, SANRAL’s Transformation Head.</p> <p>According to the MOU, SAFCEC seeks to improve knowledge and skills of small contractors, deliver on its transformation, incubation and empowerment commitments to its members, create value and forge relationships with small contractors in the construction sector.</p> <p>SANRAL on the other hand is committed to the mentorship of small contractors to increase the number of participants, particularly Black-owned, across the value and supply chains of the road construction sub-sector of the construction industry. Furthermore, the roads agency seeks to promote fair competition, facilitate access to developmental opportunities and build lasting relationships that sees small contractors benefiting from direct development support.</p> <p>Essa further explained that the training will be funded through SAFCES’s sector education and training authority (SETA) funds, while SANRAL will provide work sites where interns can be placed after training, to complete the required practical experience.</p> <p>SAFCEC will provide mentors to guide, develop and prepare small contractors to be able to tender on SANRAL projects, covering technical competence, finance, human resources, contractual matters and legislation.</p> <p>Successfully completing this programme, will mean that the small contractor understands how to position their entity to attain a competitive edge, is able to submit best scoring, yet profitable tenders, can determine and assess risk and has improved strategic, technical and entrepreneurial skills.</p> <p>“<em>Now, more than ever, we have to get this right. As SANRAL responds to the President’s call for infrastructure development to drive our country’s economic recovery post COVID-19, it is imperative that we widen the net of economic inclusion in the road construction industry. The success of our economic recovery initiatives will depend on capacitating as many contributors as possible to meaningfully participate in building this country’s infrastructure. We are ready and excited about playing our part. Together we will build South Africa, through better roads,</em>” concluded Essa.</p> <p><em>Photos: Road Construction in Hermanus, South Africa (africaknows.com)</em></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Featured News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/south-africa" hreflang="en">South Africa</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-sector--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-sector.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-sector.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-sector field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/construction" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/government-policy" hreflang="en">Government Policy</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transport" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=165&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="6NwcqFnwIqomLuhw2F-FR0LqPCvqluNPghYCXasynXc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Sun, 18 Oct 2020 07:36:23 +0000 editor 165 at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-national-roads-agency-signs-mou-develop-small-contractors#comments Feasibility Study for Keta Port in Ghana to be ready by February 2021 http://constructafrica.com/news/feasibility-study-keta-port-ghana-be-ready-february-2021 <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Feasibility Study for Keta Port in Ghana to be ready by February 2021</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/11/2020 - 18:36</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/Cargo_Ships_at_Sekondi-Takoradi_Harbour_%28Takoradi_Harbour%29_Wikipedia2.jpg" width="2827" height="1628" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The feasibility study&nbsp;for the development of a new seaport at Keta&nbsp;in Ghana, will be completed in the first quarter of 2021 -&nbsp;according to Dr Alexander Adusei, the&nbsp;Director of Port of Keta.&nbsp;</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In June this year, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) commissioned a German consulting firm Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH to undertake a full feasibility study and master plan, including a development and investment strategy for the Port of Keta.&nbsp;GPHA&nbsp;issued the&nbsp;Notice to Commence to the Consultant to begin the consultancy services&nbsp;on June 23, 2020.</p> <p>According to a post on the website of Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft, the goal of the Keta port development project is to develop both a modern harbour and a strategic logistics hub for the Volta Region. Sellhorn will be supported by consultants PSP Architekten, ProTeIn Service GmbH and by a local Ghanaian team member, Yogarib Engineering Services Limited.</p> <p>In a press release issued by the Ghana News Agency, Dr Adusei is reported to have stated that on completion of the feasibility studies "<em>GPHA would be able to draw a clear course for the construction of the Keta Port after fully assessing reports from the feasibility studies. After the completion of studies in February 2021, relevant Ministries such as the Ministry of Roads and Highways, and Railways Development would be engaged due to the essential role they played in the value chain of such a development</em>."</p> <p>Dr Adusei&nbsp;noted that on completion of the feasibility the GPHA would be in a position to then open itself up for tangible offers from potential investors for the construction of the Keta Port indicating that, a lot of companies had shown interest in developing the facility.</p> <p>He further said the Port of Keta, would also open up investments into the exploration, and exploitation of mineral resources that the Volta basin was endowed with, and that he noted could significantly augment Ghana’s export potential as well. He added "<em>We believe that once you have a major port in that area, those industries would spring up themselves and you would have investor interest. Because they know for sure that coming there, they would have other antecedent projects</em>.”</p> <p><em>Photo:&nbsp;Cargo Ships at Sekondi-Takoradi Harbour (Kees Torn / Wikimedia Commons)</em></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" hreflang="en">Main News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/ghana" hreflang="en">Ghana</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-sector--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-sector.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-sector.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-sector field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/finance" hreflang="en">Finance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/government-policy" hreflang="en">Government Policy</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/legal-risk" hreflang="en">Legal &amp;amp; Risk</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transport" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=161&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="uxZhE6CYE34IuCuo7_clQTVYlHUNET3jWhSqVNmoefE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Sun, 11 Oct 2020 13:06:59 +0000 editor 161 at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/feasibility-study-keta-port-ghana-be-ready-february-2021#comments Kenya awards €1.3b Highway PPP contract to French consortium http://constructafrica.com/news/kenya-awards-eu13b-highway-ppp-contract-french-consortium <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kenya awards €1.3b Highway PPP contract to French consortium</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 10/03/2020 - 16:31</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/KE4_dreamstime.jpg" width="4244" height="2827" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Kenya has&nbsp;signed an&nbsp;agreement with a consortium comprising French companies VINCI&nbsp;Highways (Lead Member), VINCI Concessions, and Meridiam SAS&nbsp;for the development of the&nbsp;Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway project.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Kenya signed the agreement through its Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit and the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).&nbsp; The consortium, known as the Rift Valley Highway, will&nbsp;finance, design, widen, upgrade, operate and maintain the road corridor of the new 175-km Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway&nbsp;for a period of 30 years.</p> <p>The agreement was signed in Paris on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at a ceremony witnessed by&nbsp;Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his French&nbsp;counterpart Emmanuel Macron.&nbsp;The agreement will become effective following the completion&nbsp;of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment that is&nbsp;compliant with World Bank standards. The financial close of the project is expected to occur by the end of 2021, according to a statement by the VINCI group.</p> <p>The project, worth about €1.3 billion, will transform the existing trunk road into a 175-kilometer dual two-lane motorway, expanding the two-lane Nairobi to Mau Summit highway into a 4-lane dual carriageway. The project will also involve widening&nbsp; the existing Rironi-Mai Mahiu–Naivasha road to&nbsp;a seven-metre carriageway with two-metre shoulders on both sides, construction of a 4km elevated highway through Nakuru town, and construction and improvement of interchanges along the highway.</p> <p>The construction works are&nbsp;scheduled to last 42 months, and will be carried out by a consortium comprising VINCI Construction subsidiaries -&nbsp;Sogea-Satom, which is locally based in Kenya and VINCI Construction Terrassement, which specialises&nbsp;in large infrastructure projects. VINCI&nbsp;Highways, a subsidiary of VINCI&nbsp;Concessions, will apply its technical and operational expertise to implement new traffic management patterns, deploy advanced equipment and maintenance plans and train local employees.</p> <p>The consortium will recoup its investment using the revenues and income generated by electronic toll collection system along the 233km road on completion of the project. Under the terms of the&nbsp;availability payment based PPP,&nbsp;the consortium is not bearing&nbsp;traffic risk. Rift Valley Highway's income will be based on availability and quality criteria.</p> <p>In a press release, the VINCI group stated "<em>In one of the strongest economies in Sub Saharan Africa, this highway will improve the road safety and reduce travel time on this strategic axis between Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, Nakuru and Mau Summit. Crossing along the Rift valley, the highway will also serve as a gateway to touristic development.</em>"</p> <p>It is the first PPP project won by VINCI Concessions in Africa.&nbsp;Meridiam has been operating in Kenya since 2016.</p> <p><em>Photo:&nbsp;View of a busy highway in Nairobi (Martin Mwaura / Dreamstime)</em></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Featured News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/kenya" hreflang="en">Kenya</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-sector--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-sector.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-sector.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-sector field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/construction" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/legal-risk" hreflang="en">Legal &amp;amp; Risk</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transport" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=151&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="lSi6seCUmzz3X-a_LcVzQIAVHJmhWv57KBGIESUfO5k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Sat, 03 Oct 2020 11:01:19 +0000 editor 151 at http://constructafrica.com Transport planning in Nigeria: the importance of public engagement http://constructafrica.com/news/transport-planning-nigeria-importance-public-engagement <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Transport planning in Nigeria: the importance of public engagement</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/49" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jide Ehizele</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/11/2020 - 19:10</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-08/Newly%20constructed%20road.jpg" width="7360" height="4876" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Transport Infrastructure development in Africa has been moving up the political agenda in recent years. The failure of Chinese-led projects to meet expectations has led to several experts calling for a more strategic approach to transport development in Africa.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The planning behind many of China’s major infrastructure projects have been described as “<a href="https://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/2170549/botched-chinese-railway-project-africa-warning-belt-and">downright inadequate</a>”. Whilst there are a range of factors (from internal to external) behind the “inadequate” planning, I want to focus specifically on the area of public engagement - a factor that I feel can have a significant impact on improving the quality of transport services, thus increasing the socioeconomic benefits derived from transport to society.</p> <h4><strong>Existing engagement is inadequate</strong></h4> <p>In my view, there seems to be a gap in strategic planning, and associated public engagement, between the national and local levels in Nigeria. There is no space for the public to participate in strategic, place-based discussions about where infrastructure should go; the different ways in which needs could be met; and the trade-offs that such choices will involve. National infrastructure policy in Nigeria is mostly quite abstract, with the details of implementation and the location of new infrastructure left to developers planning specific projects. After the national definitions of need, the next level down in the planning system is practically non-existent. This unfortunately leads to a poorer quality of transport services being provided to communities.</p> <p>The development of the Warri-Itakpe railway line illustrates this lack of public and community engagement. The people of Owa-Oyibu, Idumuesah and Abavo communities of Ika region of Delta North expressed delight at the potential opportunities that arise from rail connectivity through the Agbor station. However, they confided that without accessible road to the railway complex in Agbor, it would be <a href="https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/11/01/nrc-commences-free-train-services-on-warri-oyibu-itakpe-railway-line/">difficult</a> to access the train services as it would be easier to board a bus going to Warri from Agbor. Also adding that the Nigeria Railway Coporation (NRC) should "kindly look into revamping the farm roads from Oyibu and Idumuesah", and help ease the movement of the potential passengers and their goods. One would have thought that such a key subject area (station access) would have been discussed at detail with community stakeholders prior to the construction of railway.</p> <p>As a result of no strategic coordination between local stakeholders and national government, the railway will not be able to deliver the enhanced accessibility it hopes provide for nearby communities. However, not only is rural accessibility affected but achieving faster door-to-door journey times via rail transport becomes very difficult due to the poor station access. Fast train in-vehicle times (station to station) are nullified by the first and last mile legs to/from the railway station. This will have a substantial impact on the economic benefits expected tow be derived from travel time savings.</p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'filter_caption' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"> <img alt="Agbor Railway Complex" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="aff39a1a-3836-4956-928a-13f5bb7292a0" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Agbor%20Railway%20Complex_0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Figure 1. Agbor Railway Complex</figcaption> </figure> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/content-edit/filter-caption.html.twig' --> <p>Interestingly, the issue of station access is not unique to the Warri-Itakpe railway line and has become a revolving problem across railway infrastructure development in Nigeria. To the extent Rotimi Amaechi (Minister of Transport) has urged all state governments to <a href="https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/after-rail-projects-well-ban-road-movement-of-some-cargoes-rotimi-amaechi/">complete</a> link roads to all railway stations in the country. </p> <h4><strong>Why should the public have a say?</strong></h4> <p>An elaborate public engagement strategy between relevant stakeholders (from local residents to contractors) at the project preparation stage may identify potential obstacles much earlier on. Engagement enhances public policy’s potential for learning and evolution, helping to compensate for the limits of ‘expert’ knowledge found in political institutions. On the issue of station accessibility, local stakeholders are more likely to understand the travel patterns of their communities better than civil servants in Abuja, therefore recognising and identifying key access routes to stations. This would enable the railway to widen its catchment beyond simply the immediate station area.</p> <p>Deliberation also creates new opportunities to identify potential compromises, and is likely to result in better policies with a greater chance of them being more widely acceptable. The Australia Rail Track Corporation (ATRC) work closely with local communities and city councils across Australia in a structured working group process, to fully understand what the community expects from enhancement schemes and how this input can be incorporated. In the <a href="https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/benalla">North East Victoria enhancement</a> (Benalla railway precinct), community feedback led to another viable option proposed beside the option initially presented by ATRC.</p> <p>The construction of the Lagos-Ibadan railway reportedly led to <a href="https://guardian.ng/news/contractor-to-address-communities-concerns-before-handover-of-lagos-ibadan-rail-project/">protests</a> from the Laderin and Alagada of communities of Ogun state, regarding the state of infrastructure in their respective areas. Laderin community asked China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) to construct an overhead bridge across the rail line to connect villages in the area to the main road, the people of Alagada community have requested that the company should reconstruct the link road in the community, which has been rendered impassable by flooding. Whilst the CCECC were open to addressing the communities concerns, it was stated that as these additional works were not captured in the project plan. Appropriate approval would be needed or else it would amount to going outside the scope of the project, therefore leading to a possible sanction. I strongly believe that these type of scenarios would be avoided if a public engagement process similar that undertaken by the ATRC were implemented across infrastructure developments in Nigeria. Aside from achieving a better outcome for all parties (residents, contractors, local businesses etc), more transparency and accountability improves legitimacy of transport schemes. Poorly constructed public consultations increase the public’s suspicions about proposed projects. Sometimes resistance about new transport infrastructure may not be because people disagree with the change, but because they feel the change is being forced upon them through a process they are unable to influence. </p> <h4><strong>A way forward</strong></h4> <p>In my opinion, there needs to be a layer between grassroot stakeholders and the national government that can create conditions for integrated planning at a strategic level. It is important to acknowledge that whilst public engagement of some sort does indeed occur, it is mainly used to inform local residents. Effective engagement encompasses aspects of consultation, collaboration and empowerment which should result in policies that are better prepared to cater for the specific needs and preferences of the local population.</p> <p>To provide that capacity, I propose the creation of an independent body to be an impartial facilitator and a well-resourced source of engagement expertise. It would have a critical role in facilitating an in-depth debate around the identification of need and strategic direction at national and sub-national level. Engagement expertise would be concentrated within the organisation and it would employ deliberative tools, constantly innovating, and using social media etc to involve different sections of society. Spanning national to local arenas, the body would be able to promote iteration between conversations at different scales, ensuring that lessons learned at the local level inform decisions at the national level and vice versa.</p> <p>Lastly, in order for any strategy or recommendation to be effective, the political will must exist along with the institutional framework and funding. Ultimately, a new culture of deliberative engagement is needed within the Nigerian political system. </p> <p> </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/nigeria" hreflang="en">Nigeria</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-sector--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-sector.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-sector.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-sector field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transport" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=112&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="1omqTRMGTPb_8TOkJEi00m9GiqyyqGuBNuTt2UCUREk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:40:08 +0000 Jide Ehizele 112 at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/transport-planning-nigeria-importance-public-engagement#comments €139.4 million loan approved for Ghana road construction project http://constructafrica.com/news/eu1394-million-loan-approved-ghana-road-construction-project <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">€139.4 million loan approved for Ghana road construction project</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 07/12/2020 - 21:15</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-07/Bolgatanga_street%2C%20Ghana.jpg" width="2588" height="1284" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A €139.4 million loan facility has been approved by the Ghanaian parliament to finance construction of the&nbsp;Bolgatanga-Bawku-Polimakom road in the far north of the country close to the border with Burkina Faso. The loan amount will be provided by U.K.'s HSBC Bank and Germany's&nbsp;KfW IPEX-Bank,&nbsp;a project and export finance development bank.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The 102.55km highway starts from Bolgatanga borough in the far north of the country, close to the border with Burkino Faso ending at Polimakom - initially as a dual carriage road for 2km and continuing as a single carriageway through Zebilla and&nbsp;Bawku, and ending at Polimakom. The Parliamentary finance committee noted in its project report that the road has a carriageway width of 3.65m x 2, and outer shoulders of 2.0m x 2, with three new bridges&nbsp;to be provided over Rivers Kulaa, Red Volta and White Volta. Existing pipe culverts will also be extended in addition to the construction of new ones.&nbsp;The report also mentions that the project is expected to be completed within 17 months from the date of commencement.</p> <p>HSBC Bank&nbsp;will provide up to €68,000,000 of the loan amount, while KfW IPEX-Bank will&nbsp;lend up to €72,000,000.</p> <p>In May 2019, KfW IPEX-Bank also approved a loan of US$80 million for&nbsp;the expansion of Tamale Airport in northern Ghana, covered by government export credit insurance provided by UK Export Finance.</p> <p>The contractor on the Tamale airport expansion project was the British subsidiary of QGMI, a Spanish-owned global construction company. The airport project included&nbsp;the construction of&nbsp;new passenger and multi-purpose terminals.&nbsp;The new terminal is intended to facilitate the export of agricultural products like shea butter, cashew nuts and mangoes as well as provide extra capacity to transport passengers.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo:&nbsp;Street in Bolgatanga, Ghana (Hugues/Wikimedia Commons)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" hreflang="en">Main News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/ghana" hreflang="en">Ghana</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-sector--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-sector.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-sector.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-sector field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transport" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=72&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="8OWzqbUcjPJI7_eZDtRAHJ-e6YtC99G912P-U2CmhUc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:45:45 +0000 editor 72 at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/eu1394-million-loan-approved-ghana-road-construction-project#comments Lekki Port project in Nigeria receives $221m Investment http://constructafrica.com/news/lekki-port-project-nigeria-receives-221m-investment <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lekki Port project in Nigeria receives $221m Investment</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/15/2020 - 17:02</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-07/Nigerian%20Ports%20Authority_Bamidele%20Olaoluwa%20Emmanuel_Wikimedia%20Commons.jpg" width="6016" height="4000" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Despite the global economic meltdown caused by COVID-19, Nigerian economy is about to embark on one of the biggest construction projects the country has ever seen.&nbsp;&nbsp;Speaking at a video online conference, the Chairman of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited confirmed&nbsp;receipt of the funds on 30 March 2020 when the country was in the middle of a pandemic.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>According to Biodun Dabiri, “I am pleased to confirm that the Lekki Port has received the $221,047,248 equity funding from China Harbour Engineering Company. The funding confirms commitment that China Harbour Engineering Company made to the project and economic development of Nigeria as a whole".</p> <p>It was also announced that Mr. Du Ruogang from China Harbour Engineering Company will be appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited with immediate effect. Du Ruogang gave an assurance that he will be collaborating with all stakeholders to make this project a success.</p> <p>The new CEO&nbsp;comes with a wealth of experience in financing similar projects, strong educational background and has been with CHEC for over 13 years. Other directors appointed are Sajen Aswani, Wu Di, Lu Yunpeng and Xu Huajiang while Mohan Vaswani and Joseph Sanusi stepped down from their positions on the board.</p> <p>The port authorities recently signed an agreement for debt financing worth over 600 million in financing from China Development Bank. The port will be the first deep sea port in Nigeria and the deepest sea port in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also being at heart of the free trade between Nigeria and the whole West Africa. Upon completion, Lekki Port will have a total of 3 container berths, 1 dry bulk berth and 3 liquid berths.</p> <p><em>Photo: Nigerian Ports Authority HQ Building&nbsp;(Bamidele Olaoluwa&nbsp;| Wikimedia Commons)</em></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Featured News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/nigeria" hreflang="en">Nigeria</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-sector--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-sector.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-sector.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-sector field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transport" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=65&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="M6nOE9uT4RKbodGzZx10-7vAW5IfpHMAnUyS6lcPaC4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Fri, 15 May 2020 11:32:33 +0000 editor 65 at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/lekki-port-project-nigeria-receives-221m-investment#comments