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Old June 3rd, 2007, 05:59 PM   #221
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you can dig it!
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Old June 5th, 2007, 02:22 AM   #222
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The Addis Ababa City Admin building looks good. I wonder where it will be built. The MH Engineering wesite didn't have any info on it.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #223
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Uganda's Biggest Hosing Project Yet

Kakungulu Hosing Estate
Location:Entebbe road, Kampala
company: Akwright Projects limited
Use: residential, business,leisure
status: U/C
Proposed completion: september 2007

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Overview of kakungulu Estate
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Sample house 1. mansionette. Almost complete
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Sample House 2. bungalow complete.

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Kakungulu housing estate is located off Entebbe-Kampala road midway between the city centre and the Airport. Just 18 kilometres and about 30 minutes by car from either end. It is a tranquil setting with a well laid out natural landscape. It covers 500acres on the crest sides and valleys of Sekiwunga Hill. Over looking the Kampala-Entebbe road. It also provides a scenic view of lake Victoria, the city as well as the Airport.

The estate is master planned for 2000 residences. Bungalows of varying sizes styles, storied executive homes and apartments.

Also included in the project are business parks,Schools, a stadium and Golf course.

The project is simmilar to Kenya's Greenpark estate project in Nairobi. Kakungulu will also cater for delegates attending this years Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Kampala this year. (so I guess the houses have to be upto presidential standards).
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Old June 7th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #224
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Nile Village

Name: Nile valley estate
location:Namanve, kampala, Uganda.
company: Akright Projects Limited
status: proposed

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Nile Village Housing Estate is situated in Namanve, Manoto, Kiranga in Mukono district. It is approximately 13km from the city centre of the Kampala-Jinja Highway.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #225
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Tamarind Gardens

Name:Tamarind Gardens
Location: Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya.
Company: Villa Care Limited
Use:Residential
Status: proposed

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Tamarind Gardens

22 town-houses

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5 bedroom (all en suite)
TV/Family room
Separate dining room
Mature garden
6 cloakrooms
Study/Library
American kitchen
Kitchen opens to laundry yard
DSQ
Guest wing
Kitchenette is en suite
Size of compound:0.5 acre
Garage/Carport
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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #226
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Name: Standard Group headquarters
Location: Nairobi
Company: Standard Group
Status: Proposed



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Standard’ opens new frontiers with a Sh1.2b investment plan
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By Amos Kareithi

Kenya’s oldest media house, The Standard Group, is on the threshold of revolutionalising media in Kenya after embarking on a Sh1.2 billion investment plan.On Friday the Standard Group directors laid a foundation stone for the new headquarters being constructed along Mombassa road to the tune of Sh500 million.

During the historic moment, Deputy Chairman and Strategy Adviser, Mr Paul Melly, announced that the Group would invest Sh1.2 billion in project between now and March next year.

"By the end of this year, the Industrial Park, which will house the Group’s headquarters, will be complete. This will see The Standard install an ultra modern printing press comparable to none in the region," said Melly.

He added, "The printing press acquired from Germany is part of the Sh1.2 billion investment programme by the Standard Group."

He stressed the Group’s commitment to satisfying its viewers, readers and customers by modernising and expanding its operations.

"By laying this foundation stone, we are making an indelible contribution to the solid foundation of the Standard Group, in its consolidation and contribution as a major media player in the region," he said.

The complex, sitting on 4.4-acre land along Mombasa Road, will not only be the headquarters but will also have a refreshing park as well as offices.

The construction is being undertaken by China Jiangsu International, who have promised to complete the project before the end of the year.

The complex will also house the production team, pressroom, warehouse, mailing room, administration offices for KTN, a canteen for staff and a park.

The deputy chairman said the complex would enable the company deal with the challenges of the future.

The printing press will revolutionalise printing as it has the capacity to roll out 75,000 copies per hour, making it the fastest in the region.

The state-of-the art printing press is popular among leading media houses in Germany, Sweden, and France.

It can also load 1,300kg of paper automatically and will transform the Standard Group into a leading multi-media house in the region.

The Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Paul Wanyagah, described the construction of the new facility as historic as it will be of its own kind in the country.

"In the last few years, the Group has achieved growth and we are now looking at the interests of both the advertisers and readers. For more than 50 years, this building will still stand. The Group will invest more than Sh1 billion in the next 18 months," he said.

"On behalf of the Group, I am delighted that the company, which started in 1902, will now have its own complex. The last few years we have made progress and now we will prove the doubting ‘Thomases’ wrong," Melly added.

The Group Financial Director, Mr Chris Kisire, Mr John Opiyo, Group Technical Services Director, and Mr Kwendo Opanga, the Group Editorial Director, attended the occasion.

"I am proud we have skilled personnel to provide the service. We have the human capital to deliver the required high quality product," Melly added.

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Old June 10th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #227
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it's wonderful!
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Old June 10th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #228
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Very nice indeed. Will there still be some Standard Group offices in the I&M Bank Tower?
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Old June 10th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #229
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I dont think so, probably they'll all move out because the new complex will be big enough for everyone. I will try to find bigger pics of it.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 07:20 AM   #230
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The Standard Group headquarters looks good, I love Glass Buildings
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Old June 11th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #231
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Bujagali Dam-Uganda

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Location: Bujagali Falls-River Nile, Uganda.
Project: hydroelectric dam
company: Bujagali Energy Limited/Government Of Uganda
Status: proposed
Power output when completed:250MW
Proposed completion date: 2011

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Source of article:BBC News
Title: Controversial Dam Divides Ugandans

Everest Kayondo runs a travel agency in central Kampala.
Like many business people he is frustrated with the unreliability of power supply in Uganda.

UGANDA'S POWER SUPPLY

About 5% of Ugandan homes have access to electricity
Hydroelectric power supplies 99% of Uganda's electricity
Nalubaale dam (originally Owen Falls dam): built 1959; capacity 180MW
Kiira dam: built 1999; current capacity 120MW; to be extended up to 200MW
Bujagali dam: estimated completion 2011; capacity 250MW

"It used to be almost 50-50. If we worked six days there would only be power on three of them. Now it's a little better, maybe four with and two without," he says.

Currently the country's electricity is supplied by two dams, Nalubaale and Kiira, which lie almost at the mouth of the River Nile.

Between them they were designed to supply 380 megawatts of power.

But they rely on the flow of water from Lake Victoria and as the levels of the lake have been dropping, they only manage to produce 120 megawatts.

Power cuts and blackouts have become a regular occurrence across Uganda.

The government's answer to the power problems lies 8km downstream at the site of the Bujagali Hydro Power Project, which the World Bank has decided to back.

It is estimated that this third dam will cost $750m (£375m) to construct.

But developers Bujagali Energy Limited say that it will ensure power cuts are a thing of the past.

Jimmy Kiberu from the company says Ugandans will also see a big change in the size of their electricity bills once the Bujagali dam is up and running.

"We expect to generate at rates of around 6 cents per unit of electricity, much lower than the current rates of around 25 cents, even though they are heavily subsidised," he says.

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But the falling levels in Lake Victoria are a major environmental concern.
The way the river is used may change forever

When the Nalubaale and Kiira dams were built, Uganda agreed to release only a certain amount of water from the lake to feed the power stations.

It shares Lake Victoria and the Nile River with a number of other countries. But that agreed amount has been exceeded, as Uganda tried to produce more electricity. Bujagali Energy Limited says a third dam will not affect the lake water levels.

As it lies downstream from the current two dams, it will be reusing the water that they have already released.

Environmentalists have other worries.

"The flooding will change all the characteristics of the water body here and it will disrupt the whole eco-system," says Henry Bazira, a researcher with the National Association of Professional Environmentalists.

"The micro-climate will change and we don't know what the impact of that will be."

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Many people will have to adapt so that this project can go ahead.
Margaret sees the dam as an opportunity

Already 89 families have been moved from their homes to make way for the dam and there are mixed feelings about how that has been done.

"I was very happy when I was told that I would be given a new house in exchange for the old one. I too want Uganda to have more electricity," says Margaret Bulage, a 63-year-old mother of 10.

But Lukia Kawuma is not so happy.
"We were promised a new school and a health centre, but they have not yet given us these things. We want the dam to go ahead, but we need to be given the things they promised us."

The white water rafting companies are also going to experience a big change.
Frazer Small, the owner of Nile River Explorers, says the most exciting Grade 5 rapids will disappear under the water, when part of the valley upstream of the dam is flooded.

But his company has plans to diversify their business, rafting the rapids downstream of the dam and coming up with ways of using the flooded valley for other water sports.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #232
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AU Headquarters Expansion

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China, honorary member in the celebration of Africa Day

By Groum Abate

Ethiopia hosted a celebration of African independence on Friday, with China looking like an honorary member of this struggling continent as the only non-African delegation to attend.
Chinese investment in Africa, in terms of business ties, aid and attempts to secure political influence, has soared in recent years in deals to keep Africa's natural resources flowing to China's booming economy.
The Chinese delegation's presence at Africa Day was the latest example of increased ties between Africa and China.
"The Chinese government cherishes its relationship with the African Union," said Wang Chao, assistant minister of commerce for the Chinese government.
China is spending 150 million dollars to expand the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.
The new premises will stand on the site of an infamous prison where former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam executed 60 top officials of the late Emperor Haile Selassie.
The former Addis Ababa City Government Mayor, Arkebe Oqubay, at a ceremony held in July 2004 had announced a land grant title deed worth 28 million dollars for the AU.
Subsequently, the AU had not utilized the plot because of lack of finance.
The city cleared the area for the expansion project shortly after it granted the plot. The state penitentiary was among the demolished buildings on the site.
The plot would be used to satisfy the office expansion needs of the AU and for the construction of residential houses for the Deputy Chairperson and the eight Commissioners as well as for building chanceries and residences.
Construction work on the site was launched last week.
The Chinese government is to fully finance the cost of the buildings estimated to be worth around 150 million dollars.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #233
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Concert Hall on Bole Rd.

Source: Addis Fortune 5/28/07
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Addis Park Development and Management Plc (APDM), a subsidiary company of MIDROC Ethiopia, has launched construction of a massive concert hall, beginning to bulldoze a 90,000sqm plot located on Africa Avenue (Bole Road), in front of London Café. When completed at the end of July 2007, according to schedule, the venue will consume an investment of 10 million dollars and host a musical extravaganza in connection with the Ethiopian Millennium, according to Abnet G. Meskel, coordinator of the project and close confident of Sheikh Mohammed Ali Al-Amoudi.

It will be a modern concert hall that is designed to accommodate 20,000 spectators, and comprises mobile toilets to be imported from Italy, Abnet told Fortune. The design was developed by a Dubai based architectural firm, PAG.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #234
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Boutique Hotel - Nairobi

New hotel and tower for Nairobi.

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Old June 15th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #235
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Nice, and it's a new development too.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 12:18 PM   #236
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hey se9 when will the building start and when is it projected for completion?
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loks great any more info
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Old June 15th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #238
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Gotera Junction Project:

It's a small pic, but the project is larger than I realized.
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I heard news about that tower being proposed... so after waiting, I went on the http://www.mackayandpartners.co.uk/ website, clicked on 'News' and there it was.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 05:34 PM   #240
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New railway Line for Uganda (kampala-Tanga,Tanzania)

New rail link to Tanzania coming

Thursday, 21st June, 2007
Source: New Vision
By Peter Kaujju, Sylvia Juuko and David Mwanga

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THE Government is to open up a railway route to Tanzania to improve the transport sector in the country, President Yoweri Museveni has disclosed.

“We are also looking at the third option of opening up another railway route from Musoma to Arusha to Tanga in northern Tanzania,” the President said.

Currently, Uganda has only one sea route through Kenya.

Speaking during the Presidential Investment Round Table at the Imperial Resort Hotel in Entebbe, Museveni added that the lines to Mombasa and to Dar-es-Salaam would be improved jointly with the Kenya and Tanzania governments.

The investors earlier complained about the bureaucracy of civil servants, whom they accused of slowing investment plans.

In response, the President warned civil servants not to frustrate investors. “There is need to sensitise civil servants about how they can support investors. Those who continue to frustrate investors will be sacked.”

The Government will also strengthen the Uganda Investment Authority to make it a one-stop centre for all investment information in the coming six months, he said.

Museveni added that the land fund, which is provided for in the budget, would help the authority to acquire large tracts of land for investors.

The Round Table, which started four years ago, consists of experts and entrepreneurs from Uganda and abroad who generate ideas for Uganda improve her investment opportunities.

The President urged the members to identify crucial interventions that can help grow investment.

He explained that the information and communications technology ministry was created on the recommendation of the group in 2004.

He said he was aware of the challenges faced by the private sector and pledged government action to all suggestions by the meeting.

The President said the presence of members of the round table at the meeting, especially those from abroad, was a clear indication that Uganda has partners who care and are keen to see that the country attains the right investment environment.

He said the international markets like the USA, the European Union, China, India and the Arab countries are now open to Ugandan products although he emphasised that Uganda needed to add value to her products to compete favourably.

He said that the Great Lakes region is now stable which calls for industrialisation to transform the country.

The President observed that Uganda is endowed with natural resources including petroleum and minerals as well as a highly trained and educated work force.

Museveni told the meeting that the economy of the country has expanded six times since 1986 with an annual GDP growth rate of 6.5% in spite of electricity shortage and high oil prices. He said the Government would address the energy crisis by constructing hydro-power dams quickly and to exploit other energy sources such as geo-thermal and wind.

Baroness Lynder Chalker, Judy O’Connor, the outgoing regional World Bank director, Grace Yabrudy, the country representative and Cabinet ministers attended the meeting.
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