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Hilton Worldwide to construct a hotel in Nigerian capital Lagos

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Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with a Nigerian firm, Quality Inspection & Testing Services Limited (QUITS), to open a 350-guestroom and suite hotel in Nigerian capital Lagos.

The hotel will be constructed at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

The agreement, which was signed at AHIF 2016 in Rwanda, is set to open in 2023 and joins Hilton’s growing African portfolio of more than 80 properties trading or in the development pipeline, which will see Hilton more than double its presence across Africa in the next three to five years, said the hotel group in a statement yesterday.

Readmore..... Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:01

Construction of Sierra Leone’s Mamamah Airport to start December

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The construction of a long awaited Leone’s Mamamah Airport is now set to kick off in December Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo has said.

Speaking during his country‘s 67th Independence celebration at the Embassy last week Zhao said that the current good working relationship with the county will continue despite the fact that he is going out now.

Readmore..... Monday, 10 October 2016 12:17

First electric railway in Africa launched

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The First Chinese-built railway line linking the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and the port of Djibouti has been formally inaugurated. Covering a total of 752-kilometer it is the first electric railway in Africa.

The railway which is expected to open more routes and also provide landlocked Ethiopia with a faster access to the port, and encourage industrialization along its route.

The First electric railway in Africa was commissioned after the Ethiopian military band set up the mood to usher in a fully-electric rail line in Africa.

It has been constructed by the China Railway Group and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

Readmore..... Friday, 07 October 2016 11:59

Construction of US$ 30m Pepsi bottling plant begins in Zimbabwe

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The construction of a US$ 30m Pepsi bottling plant dubbed Varun Beverages Ltd has commenced in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shankar Krishnan confirmed the reports and said that all the machinery and equipment that are required have been ordered and all resources needed for the completion of the plant were in place. He further said that the bottling plant is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2017.

Readmore..... Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:03

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