15 Mar 2018

Nigeria Immigration Generates N38.5 Billion, $29.9 Million in 2017 – Official

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated a total revenue of N38.532 billion and $29.9 million in 2017. The Comptroller-General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, made this known at an operational review meeting with zonal coordinators and state controllers of the agency in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr. Babandede also said that the

14 Mar 2018

MMRDA to adopt PPP model initially for operation, maintenance of Metro corridors

We are open to the idea of involving private players in O&M and the strategy is being finalised in consultation with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. We propose to involve a private party, at least to begin with for a few years: U P S Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA As

27 Feb 2018

Thailand Government and World Bank join hands to promote IoT awareness

DEPA is responsible for setting up the IoT institute in the Eastern Economic Corridor Digital Park. According to a report in the Bangkok Post, DEPA is also seeking to form an international IoT alliance. Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency and the World Bank have agreed to jointly undertake activities to promote awareness

23 Feb 2018

EAC budgets Shs282 trillion for infrastructure projects

The East African Community (EAC) needs $78b (about Shs282 trillion) in the next 10 years to fund more than 200 infrastructure projects in the five-member states. Under the projects, the key ones including the Standard Gauge Railway, hydropower, oil and gas projects across the region, are to cost $62.2b (about

21 Feb 2018

African Legal Support Facility Launches PPP Capacity-Building Course for Nigerian Government Officials

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a suite of capacity-building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian Government officials in the area of public-private partnerships, particularly as they relate to infrastructure development. Organized on the basis of a cost-sharing grant provided by the ALSF to the

19 Feb 2018

LASG Assures PPP Partners of Investment Security

The Lagos State Government has assured its partners under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme of innovative policies, business-friendly environment and infrastructures that will further guarantee return on investment, and also grow a private sector-driven economy in the state. Speaking at a meeting with members of Franco-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and

09 Feb 2018

The Ecobank Foundation commits US$ 750,000 to help eradicate malaria in Mozambique

As part of its partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Ecobank Foundation is donating US$ 750,000 to the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to help combat malaria in the country. The financial contribution will support a net distribution campaign, while also providing life-saving testing

06 Feb 2018

Russian minister Maxim Oreshkin to visit India; INSTC, technology upgrade on agenda

Russia’s Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin will travel to India this month for a wide-range of talks including on the International North-South Trade Corridor (INSTC) and upgrading fighter-jet technology. “We would like to discuss infrastructure development in the corridor (INSTC),” Russia’s Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov told PTI today on the

06 Feb 2018

State lines up Sh1.3 trillion projects for private sector

The government is fast-tracking 34 projects valued at Sh1.25 trillion that will be rolled out in the next two years under the Public-Private Partnership (PPPs) model. According to the 2018 Budget Policy Statement, while the government has identified more than 70 projects under the national priority list of PPP projects,

05 Feb 2018

Eskom instructed to sign outstanding PPAs

South Africa’s minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, has given state-owned utility Eskom the go ahead to resume the signing of outstanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with renewable independent power producers (IPPs). The PPAs have been kept on ice since 2016, resulting in an estimated R58 billion ($4.4 billion) of