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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #401
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Name: KPC Central Worship & Conference Complex
City/Country: Kampala/Uganda
Use: Religious/Cultural
Status: Design Stage



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Old April 4th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #402
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IT park, Convention Centre and Hotel, Kigali

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Name: IT Park | Convention Centre | Convention Hotel
City/Country: Kigali/Rwanda
Use: Mixed Development
Status: Ongoing

Architects: Spacial Solutions

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IT Park
- 15,600 sqm Office Space
- 2,200 sqm Area for service
- 700 sqm for museum, exhibition and archive

Conventional Centre
- Multi functional Arena with capacity for 2,500 people
- Conference and meeting rooms for 500 people (Capacity)
- Restaurants for 400 people (capacity)
- Capacity of kitchen for banketts up to 3,00 persons
- Further exhibition space for fairs etc

Convention Hotel
- 290 rooms
- 1200 sqm, Spot and wellness area
- Restuarant, lounge, bar and shops
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damn Tbite that ICT park in Kigali Rocks, i can feel the african touch!
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Old April 4th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #404
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They are just expanding the current KPC building in kampala. The new part appears to be the roof section. The brown part of the building already exists. (but I really love the overall effect.)

As for Kigali ICT park and convention centre...im lost for words. Very lovely.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #405
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That IT park blows me away!?


Here's some news item. I don't see them posted anywhere, sorry if they are repeats.

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Ethiopia plans to build 5,000 km railway line
Tuesday 11 March 2008 01:45.


March 10, 2008 ( ADDIS ABABA) — Ethiopia plans to build a railway network spanning 5,000 km (3,107 miles) to connect different parts of the vast Horn of Africa nation as it develops its energy and mineral resources, a minister said on Monday.

Transport and Communication Minister Junedine Sado said work on the railway line is expected to start in the near future and that the government had established an agency to look into the construction of the railway line.

"As the country develops its natural resources in the field of mining — exploiting its vast deposits of iron ore in the west, gas and oil fields in the east and commercial agriculture — it requires an effective transportation system," he told reporters.

Junedine did not say where the funding would come from.

But at least one foreign firm, the U.S. Ayr Logistics Limited has expressed interest in investing in the project.

A joint Ethiopian-Djibouti railway line spanning over 1,000 kms connects landlocked Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea port of Djibouti.

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Ethiopia: Country, China to Construct First Private Industrial Zone


The Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa)

19 March 2008
Posted to the web 19 March 2008

Binyam Tamene
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia on Monday signed an accord with a Chinese company for the construction of what is to be the first ever private industrial zone.

Under the agreement, Jiangsu Qiyuan Investment Group will construct the zone in Dukem, a small town some 37 kms on the Addis- Nazareth main road at a cost of five billion China Yuan Renminbi.

"A new type of economy development model based on the almost 20 years' experience from China will appear in Ethiopia," said a written material made available for the media.

The industrial zone whose construction will begin early this year, will encorprate a multi sector industries ranging from investment in textile and garment, shoe, cotton and Jeans processing, leather and leather product, construction machineries, electrical materials and steel manufacturing sectors.

The idea is to build the industries and to invite the private sector-local and international-to invest on the industries of their interest.

The industrial zone is said to have economic achievements where approximately 80 projects will be established allowing the government to obtain RMB 800 million each year in taxes collected after the tax exemption period.

Over 20 Chinese companies have already shown interest to invest in the soon to be established industries.

To be named the Ethiopian Eastern Industrial Zone', the project is expected to create 10-20 thousands of job opportunities.


Speaking after the signing ceremony held at the ministry's premises, Tadesse Haile, State Minister of Trade and Industry said, the project was in line with Ethiopia's development strategy where industrialization was a priority.

"Ethiopian Eastern Industrial Zone (EEIZ) project is the first of its kind investment project in the country designed based on and goes well with our industrial zone development," the minister said The minister said the EEIZ project will impact the country's overall industrial development and the government would provide all the necessary support for the the implementation of the project Jiangsu Qiuan Investment Group President Lu Qi Yuan said on his part he was sure project would become successful with the help of the two governments, Chinese and Ethiopian.

He said now that the agreement was signed, the construction of five projects will begin shortly, as part of the 80-industries projects.

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Here's a better article about that industrial park.

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China invests $713m to build Ethiopia industry


China will invest 5-billion Yuan to build Ethiopia's first industrial park, part of a plan to help the Horn of Africa nation mimic the Asian giant's rapid economic growth, an Ethiopian minister said.

Up to 80 Chinese companies involved in textiles, leather and manufacturing construction equipment are expected to invest in the industrial zone being built at Dukem, 37 km (23 miles) east of the capital Addis Ababa.

"The construction of the industrial zone will help Ethiopia emulate China's 20 years of accelerated development," Trade and Industry Minister Tadesse Haile told Reuters on Friday.

Due to be built on a 5 sq km (2 sq mile) plot over the next five years, the China-Africa Development Fund is financing the project.

China is investing heavily in Africa and has won favour among many governments who prefer its no-strings-attached policy towards aid, in contrast to Western governments that usually place conditions on its donations.

China sees Africa as a key frontier for selling its goods and acquiring resources like oil and metals to help feed its fast growing economy.

Ethiopia has forecast economic growth of nearly 11 percent in 2008 after expanding at an official rate of 10 percent annually for the last five years.

The country of more than 80 million remains one of the world's poorest and depends on agriculture for half of gross domestic product, 60 percent of exports and 80 percent of total employment.
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These development zones have hugely been successful in Asia but why have they failed to deliver the results in AFrica? (except in Asian Mauritius)
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These development zones have hugely been successful in Asia but why have they failed to deliver the results in AFrica? (except in Asian Mauritius)
Thats a good question. to be honest I just think alot of zones are still in their infancy stages and havent had enough time to develop. We will see the results more fully in the coming 10-20 yr. period.

Those Rwanda and Kampala projects are just amazing!!!
Really want to visit Kigali soon.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #409
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Renders of the proposed Djibouti-Yemen bridge:







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Notice-to-Proceed Launches Ambitious Red Sea Crossing

5/1/2007
By Tom Sawyer
To clear surface and submarine vessels, proposed bridge would have the longest suspension span in the world, at 4,987 meters, or 3.1 miles.


Acting on endorsements and pledges of land from the president of Yemen and the president of the African nation of Djibouti, a Dubai-based developer has tapped an American firm to build a bridge across the Red Sea.

Middle East Development LLC on April 25 issued a notice-to-proceed to Noor City Development Corp., Napa, Calif. It authorizes Noor City, as sole agent, "to proceed with the planning, development, construction and management of the bridge between Yemen and Djibouti."

MED is chaired by Tarek M. Bin Laden. His second-generation company, a powerhouse of construction in the Middle East, labors under the dark reputation of Bin Laden's notorious half-brother, Osama Bin Laden. While Osama's name is an anathema to much of the world, the greater Bin Laden family has a long history of driving major construction and development in the region. Its work continues today with signature projects throughout the region. Tarek Bin Laden turns aside questions about his half brother, saying he has no contact with him and no knowledge of his whereabouts.

The newly formed Noor City Development Corp. is led by Tariq E. Ayyad, president. Ayyad is also president of ShareChive LLC, San Francisco, a technology firm with patented systems for delivering constantly refreshed project data to mobile computers on jobsites, with an emphasis on highway and large infrastructure. Ayyad is an American of Kuwaiti extraction, a civil engineer, construction manager and a former bridge engineer with the California Dept. of Transportation.

Ayyad says MED's goal is to create economic opportunity and stability on both sides of the Red Sea by tying in the bridge to new rail and road construction hubs and networks in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

"MED is a developer. They want to create jobs, they want to move products," Ayyad says. "It is very, very critical to connect the African nations and their products and crops right to the Middle East. The Middle East is extremely wealthy in money and oil, but we lack quite a lot of crops and services."

Noor City is forming an international commission to refine concepts for a design/build/operate/transfer concession to create the rail and highway crossing. Concepts developed by Danish engineering firm COWI envision a 28.5 km crossing with a suspension span over the Bab al Mendab Straits.

Phase I will likely be a 3.5 km leap to the Yemeni island of Perim and a 4 km land link to the western channel. Phase II may be broken into several contracts for the 21.5 km transit to Djibouti, which will include 13 km of suspension bridge and 8 km of girder bridge. Cost is estimated at between $10 billion and $20 billion, depending on design, project organization and financing. Construction would take seven to nine years.

"If you open up to this [transportation system that provides access into the heart of Africa] then you can create jobs by moving products, moving services," Ayyad says. "You can ignite economic development just by the transportation element. The bridge is really critical."
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That would be one hell of a bridge if it was built.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #411
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Uganda - Twed Plaza

Twed Plaza Lumumba avenue Kampala - completed in 18months August 2007


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Spring Hills Lubowa

Spring Hills residential housing project Lubowa, Kampala

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3 Bed Plan:


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Roll on the times indeed!
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Kabira International School

Expansion of Kabira international school campus - Kampala Uganda

This 1,500 pupil primary and secondary school campus is currently under construction in Bukoto/Kampala. Designed in the tradition of the 'Red Brick' schools, the complex consists of a series of four courtyard buildings housing the different school departments. The main building alongside the access road houses a large library, the IT department and administration offices. Additionally, the school features state-of-the-art theatre and sports facilities, including olympic-size sports pitch and swimming pool.

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Render 2 - The Courtyard:


Render 3 - Pool end:


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The QEII Kampala Hilton Hotel

People, I am not sure whether this has been posted previously, but I thought it deserves mention (pictorial be it) in these pages.

Full frontal render.



Sideways render.



Site progress photo 1.



Site progress photo 2.



Admittedly, the site progress photos may be a bit dated, however, this has to be in the realms of the Imperial Royale. (hopefully the finish and service will greatly surpass those of the latter)

Roll on the times ...................
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Nice projects rollonthetimes!
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People, I am not sure whether this has been posted previously, but I thought it deserves mention (pictorial be it) in these pages.

Full frontal render.



Sideways render.



Site progress photo 1.



Site progress photo 2.



Admittedly, the site progress photos may be a bit dated, however, this has to be in the realms of the Imperial Royale. (hopefully the finish and service will greatly surpass those of the latter)

Roll on the times ...................
Excellent so it is still u/c, there were speculations that the project was canceled.

Nice Renders and Great site photos.
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I dont know if you can actually compare the Imperial Royale to the Hilton, they seem miles apart. I hope the Hilton project doesn't stall again.
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Roll on the times, can you please try and get pics or renders for the Mapeera house tower project in the CBD? also some of the newer buildings in the east eg. Metropole hotel in Kololo? Cant seem to find any. Nice work.
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Addis Ababa

Ghion Hotel plans

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THE LOOK OF THINGS TO COME AT THE GHION: This architectural design illustrates the desire by a consortium of prospective investors from Nigeria and Dubai on how they would transform Ghion Hotel in Addis Abeba, should the government give them a joint venture opportunity. For a share that may go as high as 70pc, they are willing to invest 200 million dollars in refurbishing the look of the Ghion Hotel.


The whole development, christened as Imperial Hill, will comprise a five-star hotel incorporating 250 rooms, a 2,000-seat convention centre, a new Ethiopian restaurant, health and spa centre, 230-room apartments, and a mall with cinema inside, according to Constantinos Berhe (PhD), the group’s local partner.



Officials at the Ethiopian Privatization and Public Enterprises Agency (EPPEA) confirmed to Fortune the interest the group has shown in acquiring the property, a.k.a. the Garden Palace Hotel of East Africa. Ghion Hotels Enterprise was established in 1951 to operate a chain of 11 hotels, all found in the historic route in the north. The group that has developed this architectural work is only interested in its main property in Addis Abeba.

The pictures are not coming out right. I don't know why this website never works for me. If someone can upload them properly, here is their link

http://addisfortune.com/The%20Look%2...At%20Ghion.htm
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Roll on the times, can you please try and get pics or renders for the Mapeera house tower project in the CBD? also some of the newer buildings in the east eg. Metropole hotel in Kololo? Cant seem to find any. Nice work.
Kenguy - the renders for mapeera house seem to be elusive for some reason or the other (I do not think ROKO contruction actually have embraced this PR technique, they are more "hands on" though I will keep looking).

As for metropole hotel, it is complete and will try and get some photos of the actual thing soon for upload. You can also have a look at their site (if you have not already) at: www.metropolekampala.com

Meantime - I have a few renders to follow ......... Roll on the times ........
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