Daily Archives: February 20, 2013
Standard Bank Group has arranged an international financing package to develop a USD126-million sea water desalination plant in Accra, Ghana. The plant will have a water production capacity of 60,000m3/day. Investors in the project are Spanish infrastructure company Abengoa S.A. and Sojitz Corporation of Japan, which together are contributing equity funding covering 30% of project costs. The balance of 70% of the project’s funding is provided by Standard Bank Group in the form of senior debt.
Standard Bank Group’s latest office complex in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is set to drive growth and development in this fast emerging and developing business hub.
Empresa Moçambicana de Exploraçāo Mineira SA (EMEM) has mandated Standard Bank Group to advise it on its current and future shareholdings in Mozambican mining companies and to advise EMEM as it works to develop the infrastructure required to unlock the full potential of mining projects in Mozambique.
AfDB report shows projects underway in Africa to reduce nearly 7 million tonnes CO2, create more than a million new electricity connections in Africa with AfDB and CIF support
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 households and to treat 80,000 undernourished children in the country. He will also launch a second project, worth €50 million, to provide access to sustainable energy for a million of Burundi’s citizens, particularly for those living in rural areas.
La 20ème conférence de la commission régionale de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé Animale (OIE) pour l’Afrique s’est ouverte le 19 février dernier à Lomé.
WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Across 35 emerging market countries, there are more than 400 vendors vying for the more than $66 billion smart grid market opportunity by 2023. Among these 400 vendors, the number of local-based vendors active in smart grid projects currently exceeds the number of large international vendors, signaling an opening up of the smart grid vendor landscape. A new study from Northeast Group – Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Vendor Analysis – highlights this growing trend as well as the increasing level of collaboration between international and local-based vendors. Among the local vendors, over 160 of them based in Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, South Africa, and Southeast Asia are well positioned in the smart grid market. Of these, over 25% are already active in significant smart grid projects.
WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and chocolate maker TCHO are collaborating to introduce innovations and quality improvements to cocoa grown in Ghana. This will take the form of a “Flavor Lab” located at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and on-farm extension work. The project’s goal is to demonstrate to farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their products.
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