Strategically located, the Middle East connects manufacturing nations with consumer nations. Billions move between these nations through transport hubs in the Middle East.
$150 billion Rail Projects in the Middle East
The Middle East has more than $150 billion of active rail projects. More than a third, or 35%, are in Saudi Arabia. Iraq is in second place with 28% or $43 billion of active rail projects. Oman is in third place with 18% or $27 billion of rail projects.
$592 billion of active transport projects in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia is leading the Middle East with 52% active transport projects. More than half of the $592 billion active transport projects are currently under construction.
AgriFoodTech startups raise $1 billion in five years in Africa
According to a Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO) September 2022 press release, AgriFoodTech start-ups have raised $1 billion in five years in Africa. This, however, represents less than 1 percent of global investment.
$126 million investment set to boost infrastructure across Africa
A new $126 million investment is set to boost the renewable energy, digital infrastructure, mobility and logistics sectors in Africa.
Development Bank of Uganda and EU announce $16 million tourism facility
The Development Bank of Uganda and the European Union have announced the development of a second tourism facility, estimated to be valued at $16 million.
The Etihad Rail System
The Etihad Rail project was launched in June 2009. The Etihad Rail project is currently around 70% complete. The Etihad Rail System is set to link the principal centres of population and industry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
South Africa released Phase 1 of the National Infrastructure Plan 2050
South Africa’s ministry of Public Works released phase 1 of the National Infrastructure plan 2050. Deteriorating infrastructure, widespread damage from devastating floods and poverty are some of the issues being addressed
Chinese funding dominated Africa’s project market in 2021
Despite disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa started construction on more than $160 billion worth of projects in 2021. The Export-Import Bank of China is funding projects worth more than $15 billion that started construction work in 2021.
Malawi’s infrastructure expansion projects promise PPP opportunities
Malawi has more than $12 billion of active projects. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, PPP as a means to procure much-needed infrastructure has received a lot of impetus in Malawi.
Eswatini seeks public sector investments as the country battles demonstrations
ESWATINI has called for invitations on various public sector projects as the world’s last absolute monarchy battles pro-democracy demonstrations.
Burkina Faso considers investing nearly $400 million into upgrading roads
THE Burkina Faso Ministry of Infrastructure plans on investing $383 million to boost its national road network in a move that can effectively pit the West African country for economic growth.
UAE Government launches railway program ‘Etihad Rail’
The development and construction of the phase of Etihad railways falls under the initiative of the UAE Railways Program. Get in touch to track transport projects.
Zambia investing in rail infrastructure
Zambia has a population of 19 million. With the election of a new president this year, investors are watching how the new government is managing its debt which will influence investor appetite.
Tunisia has more than $11 billion of projects in the pipeline
With a population of 12 million and a GDP estimate of US$ 45 billion in 2021, Tunisia is investing in its transport sector. There are close to US$12 billion of planned transport infrastructure projects, mainly in rail and ports.
Sudan calls for bidders to build own and operate a thermal power plant
A landlocked country of 45 million people, Sudan is emerging from decades of sanctions with an ambitious investment drive. Currently, Sudan has more than $23 billion of active projects in the Oil & Gas, Transport and Energy sectors.
Public-Private-Partnership opportunities in Chad
Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa with six large neighbouring countries. It has a population of almost 17 million. Currently, investment focuses on developing its transportation network.
Central African Republic considers partnerships as it develops infrastructure
The Central African Republic is one of 16 landlocked countries in Africa. Transport infrastructure is critical to its independence and security, investing almost $1 Billion in infrastructure.
Cameroon dedicates funds to building infrastructure
Cameroon is a mid-tier country ranked by ABiQ in the 39th position based on its overall risk profile. Cameroon has more than $17 billion worth of active projects.
Infrastructure development key to Morocco’s economic growth
Infrastructure development key to Morocco’s economic growth Morocco is investing billions in new infrastructure and key sectors to boost economic recovery and growth. A third of this investment will go towards its energy sector followed by the water sector with thirty...
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