African Chapter

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African Chapter’ est le programme de STA dédié au continent africain. Sa principale vocation est de promouvoir un transfert de connaissance sur les meilleures pratiques internationales liées aux méthodes, aux technologies et aux normes dans les infrastructures de transport.

 

C’est ainsi que les autorités, entrepreneurs et professionnels africains, qu’ils soient anglophones ou francophones, pourront acquérir une méthodologie de travail et de choix techniques de telle sorte que les investissements deviennent efficaces et pérennes dans le temps. Pour ce faire, STA propose différents événementsforums d’expertise et formations dédiés à tous les acteurs publics et privés du secteur des infrastructures de transport et plus précisément ceux étant liés à la mobilité et à la sécurité du transport.

 

Un transfert de connaissance exhaustif et concis permettra à ces acteurs d’acquérir :

 

  • Une vision globale concernant la maîtrise des normes et leur application ;
  • Une vision stratégique long terme du parc des infrastructures de transport ;
  • Une approche des responsabilités en matière de choix et de pose d’équipements d’infrastructure de transport.

 

The ‘African Chapter’ is STA’s programme covering the African continent; it is devoted to promoting knowledge exchange and best practice on methodologies, techniques and norms related to transport infrastructures.

 

As a result, African English and French-speaking authorities, entrepreneurs and professionals will be acquainted with the methodologies and selection techniques that will make their investments be efficient and sustainable. In this context, STA is organising different eventstechnical forums and trainings devoted to public and private actors involved in transport infrastructures, especially those dealing with mobility an safety.

 

Through a comprehensive and concise transfer of tools and know-how, these actors will acquire:

 

  • A global overview of the norms and their application;
  • The importance of a long-term strategic vision on transport infrastructures;
  • An approach of responsibilities linked to equipment selection and installation.

 

2019

Slow progress for Cameroon’s Yaoundé-Douala highway

Progress remains slow for the construction of the highway connecting Cameroon’s two largest cities, Douala and Yaoundé. The two cities are some 202km apart and the new route is intended to improve transport between Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, and its key commercial city and port, Douala.

Slow progress for Cameroon’s Yaoundé-Douala highway

Expert roots for proper road maintenance in South Africa

Saied Solomons, President of the South African Road Federation (SARF)and CEO of the Southern African Bitumen Association (SABITA) says that roads are a vital public asset and can deliver a higher economic return on investment than any other single type of infrastructure. “The real cost

Expert roots for proper road maintenance in South Africa

Ghanaian government allocates GH¢1 billion to improve road safety

The Government is dedicating GH¢1 billion to fix traffic lights, erect road signs and paint defaced road markings to improve road safety. This part of the recommendation by the inter-ministerial committee set up by President Akufo-Addo last year to look into the increasing cases of

Ghanaian government allocates GH¢1 billion to improve road safety

2018

Poor state of infrastructure hindering economic growth in Africa

The current low levels of infrastructure on the continent pose one of the biggest challenges to Africa’s industrialisation and development agenda, which has a negative impact on Africa’s competitiveness and participation in the global markets.   This is the view of Dr Amani Abou-Zeid the

Poor state of infrastructure hindering economic growth in Africa

Africa’s Infrastructure needs against rapid urbanization and growing population – Experts

Experts attending this year’s Africa infrastructure conference said the continent needs to accelerate its infrastructure development to match the continent’s growing population and rapid urbanization to achieve development goals. The experts from multilateral development institutions observed that with rapid urbanization and a tenfold increase in

Africa’s Infrastructure needs against rapid urbanization and growing population – Experts

The longest suspension bridge in Africa – China’s $785 million investment into the construction of Maputo-Catembe Bridge

Africa’s longest suspension bridge has been officially opened to the public after four years of construction work undertaken by China Road and Bridge Corporation. The project has been ongoing since 1989, from the plans to create better transportation network in Mozambique area, and has now

The longest suspension bridge in Africa – China’s $785 million investment into the construction of Maputo-Catembe Bridge

2017

Une autoroute sans éclairage peut créer de l’insécurité

L’autoroute à péage très prisée par les automobilistes africains lorsqu’elle existe, mais cette dernière n’est pas dénuée de risques pour ses usagers. Elle permet assurément un gain de temps, avec les embouteillages monstres constatés sur la route nationale.Cependant, du fait du manque d’éclairage, les automobilistes, surtout

Une autoroute sans éclairage peut créer de l’insécurité

Cameroon: financing major infrastructure projects – five African nations join New Asian Development Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB, which opened to the public on January 2016, has in 18 months approved funding for 17 projects in Asia and Southeast Asia worth 2.8 billion US dollars (1,534 billion FCFA). Amongst the 56 founding member nations were Egypt and

Cameroon: financing major infrastructure projects – five African nations join New Asian Development Bank

Nigeria’s biggest city prepares for first phase of metrorail

The Abuja rail transport system has been on the cards for years, and when completed at a cost of U.S.$823 million, will generate employment and boost the commercial activities of the city, an official has said. The rail transit project, costing N299 billion ($823 million),

Nigeria’s biggest city prepares for first phase of metrorail