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The perspective of the African Development Bank on the African Investment...

Conference: African Utility Week
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Neside Tas Anvaripour
Abstract: Presented by Neside Tas Anvaripour at African Utility Week

African Development Bank to show ‘enormous investment opportunities’ on continent at...

South Africa has been a model for good investment environment in the region, says the African Development Bank’s Neside Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infrastructure Finance in the Private Sector Department.  The AfDB executive is a headline speaker at the upcoming African Utility Week where more than 5000 utility professionals and energy experts will gather in Johannesburg in May.

African Development Bank approves two Kenyan power projects

[img:Kenya%20f_0.gif|An existing geothermal
power plant in Kenya]Nairobi, Kenya --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 04 August 2011 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved four projects costing US$200 million in Kenya ‒ including two power projects ‒ and plans to upgrade its office in east Africa’s biggest economy to cover other regional countries.

The funds will be spent between 2011 and 2013 on four projects that are currently being evaluated, Walter Odera, the bank’s economist for Kenya, said in an interview here.

African Development Bank lends SA US$365m for wind and solar plants

[img:Loan%20s_0.jpg|Solar energy project
‒ South Africa starting
similar projects]Johannesburg, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 01 June 2011 - South African national state power utility Eskom Holdings Limited has been granted a US$365 million loan from the African Development Bank to help fund the establishment of wind and solar plants in the country.

Revealing this to lawmakers here, public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba said the plants would each produce 100MW of power and help South Africa meet its commitment toward providing more clean energy.

African Development Bank backing Gilgel Gibe III

31 March 2010 - The African Development Bank (AFDB) has backed the Gilgel Gibe III project in southern Ethiopia and says it cannot be stopped, despite a growing worldwide protests against the construction of this massive hydroelectric power project.

African Development Bank committed to energy finance

15 January 2009 - Infrastructure and regional integration are at the centre of African Development Bank operations as the bank commits itself to a development approach which gives high priority to regional cooperation and integration.  

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