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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Ethiopia) ($5bn) It is under construction on the Blue Nile River and forecast to generate 6,000 MW of energy once complete. It is set to be the largest dam in Africa: 1,800 m long, 175 m high with a total volume of 10 million m³.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

 

2

Mombasa-Kigali Railway Project (Kenya) ($3.8bn) Stretching almost 3,000 km, it will connect Kenya with Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The 609km-long Phase 1 involves a new standard gauge railway (SGR) line for passengers and cargo transportation between Mombasa and Nairobi.

Mombasa-Kigali Railway Project

 

3

konza Techno City (Kenya) ($14.5bn) A part of Kenya Vision 2030 development program to position Kenya as the region’s ICT hub. It will be built over 5,000 acres of land, 64km south of Nairobi.

Konza Techno City

 

4

Grand Inga Dam (Congo) ($80bn) The proposed dam is the fourth and largest of the Inga dams, 8km from Inga-I, 7.3km from Inga-II, and 6.5km from the proposed Inga-III. The dam has an expected generating capacity of 39,000 MW with 52 turbines each with a capacity of 750 MW. Expected completion: 2020-2025

 

 

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Bourgreg valley (Morocco) ($1bn) Regeneration project and urban development on 14,826 acres, it involves new neighbourhoods, as well as public amenities and spaces. It will also preserve cultivated land, create natural ecological spaces, carry out reforestation activities and restore water courses. Expected completion: 2018

Bourgreg Valley

 

 

6

Bridge Jinja (Uganda) ($125m) Supported by a 525m long cable, the bridge is currently the only point of passage connecting the capital Kampala with the east regions of the Nile along the Kenyan border.

 

Bridge-Jinja

 

 

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North-South Corridor (South Africa) ($1bn) This road spanning more than 10,000km will link eight countries in Southern and Central Africa (From South Africa to Zambia and Congo, then from Malawi to Botswana). The goal is to strengthen cross-border trade and tourism in the region.

North South Corridor

 

 

8

Jomo Kenyatta Airport (Kenya) ($654m) The upgrade of the airport terminal is being conducted as part of a wider series of infrastructure investment. Once complete, it will have the capacity to handle 20 million passengers each year.

Jomo Kenyatta Airport

 

 

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Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (South Africa) ($4.6bn) PRASA has signed a contract with Alstom to build 600 new trains (3,600 cars) over a period of 10 years.

Passenger Railway

 

10

High-speed train network (Nigeria) (12bn) The 3,218km train network is funded by China’s Export Import Bank. It will connect Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Warri, Bauchi, Abuja and Port Harcourt to stimulate economic activity in those regions. China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) is carrying out the project.

 

High Speed Train Network

 

 

Culled from Big 5 Hub