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Malawi seeking a strategic investor for 350 MW hydropower plant

17th January 2020

The Malawi Government is seeking a strategic investor to develop the 350 MW Mpatamanga Hydro Power Plant on the Shire River, which is estimated to cost US$472-million.   


AfDB extends $36.7m loan for road rehabilitation project

17th January 2020

Malawi has secured a $36.7-million concessional loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the rehabilitation of a 55 km road that connects the districts of Ntcheu and Machinga, in the... 


Malawi seeks investor for 258 MW hydropower plant on Shire river

10th May 2019

Malawi has signed a joint development agreement with the World Bank to secure financing for the construction of the planned 258 MW  Mpatamanga hydropower plant,  on the Shire river. Department of... 


€120m funding for rehabilitation of Malawi’s longest road

8th February 2019

The European Union has agreed to €120-million for rehabilitation of stretches of the M1 road in Malawi, the longest in the country, which runs from the northern to the southern borders. The funds... 


Bids sought for water and sanitation project

17th August 2018

Malawi’s Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) is inviting eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in undertaking preparing detailed designs and rendering construction supervision for the... 


Malawi aviation safety and security equipment upgrade

8th June 2018

The Malawi government is inviting expressions of interest in upgrading and replacing aviation safety and security equipment at two of the country's major airports. for Kamuzu International Airport... 


Malawi seeks funding for new dam to shore up supply to Mzuzu

20th April 2018

Malawi’s Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) is seeking $120-million in financing for a new dam to supply the city of Mzuzu. Mzuzu and surrounding areas rely on the Lunyangwa dam, which can no... 


Development finance may unlock Moz–Malawi interconnector

9th March 2018

The European Union (EU) and the German Development Bank (KfW) are to extend a E20-million grant to Malawi to partially finance the $127-million Mozambique–Malawi electricity interconnector project.... 


Malawi contracts Japan’s Mitsubishi to build 18 MW hydopower plant

11th August 2017

Malawi State-owned utility the Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) has contracted Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation to construct the 18 MW Tedzani IV power station, on Shire river. The Malawi... 


Malawi central bank seeks forex reporting system

14th July 2017

Malawi's central bank is inviting bids for the supply, installation and commissioning of a cross-border foreign exchange reporting system (CFERS) and for the supply and installation of a... 


Malawi utility invites bids for hydropower station engineering services

30th June 2017

Malawi’s State-owned Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) is inviting bids for the provision of engineering consultancy services and an environmental audit of the Wovwe hydropower station, in... 


Malawi awards contract for rehabilitation of border road

23rd June 2017

The Malawi government has awarded China's Zhejiang Provincial Transportation Engineering Construction the tender to rehabilitate a 46 km road stretch from Karonga to Songwe, near the border with... 


Bids sought for construction and rehab of Malawi water supply schemes

9th June 2017

Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development is inviting bids for the construction and rehabilitation of gravity-fed water supply schemes in Rumphi district, in the Northern... 


Four bidders shortlisted for Blantyre water project

12th May 2017

Malawi’s Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has shortlisted four bidders for a project to tap water from the Likhubula river to the city, the country’s commercial capital. The project will be financed by a... 


Malawi power utility seeks ICT infrastructure bids

10th March 2017

The State-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) is inviting bids for the supply, installation and maintenance of its information and communication technology infrastructure. To be... 


Malawi hoping to woo shipbuilding investors to Lake Malawi

16th December 2016

Malawi is looking for investors to establish shipbuilding and repair facilities on the shores of Lake Malawi. Ministry of Transport and Public Works marine services director Laston Makudzula says... 


Lilongwe Water Board mulls plan to draw water from Lake Malawi

16th December 2016

Malawi is mulling over a $400-million project to draw water from Lake Malawi to supply the capital city, Lilongwe. The project's implementer, the Lilongwe Water Board, intends to approach... 


Portuguese firm to investigate viability of 200 MW Malawi hydropower plant

2nd December 2016

Malawi has contracted Portuguese company Coba Consultores de Engenharia to conduct a feasibility study into a 200 MW hydropower plant on the Shire river. Joseph Kalowekamo, energy spokesperson at... 


Malawi inviting bids for immigration records digitisation project

2nd December 2016

Malawi’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism is inviting bids for the digitisation of old records and the supply and installation of e-permit issuance system at the Department of Immigration.... 


Malawi invites bids for district hospital project

28th October 2016

Malawi’s Ministry of Health is inviting bids for the construction of of a district hospital in the country's southern region. The project will be implemented using debt finance that the Malawi... 


Malawi inviting bids for construction of Lilongwe cancer centre

14th October 2016

The Malawi government is inviting bids for the construction of a cancer treatment centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital, in Lilongwe, a referral hospital that caters for the country’s central region.... 


Malawi water board seeks bids for water treatment plant

26th August 2016

Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board is seeking bids for the supply and commissioning of a water treatment plant to be containerised for ease of transportation from one site to another within the city.... 


Portuguese firm awarded contract to rehabilitate 75 km Malawi road

12th August 2016

The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) has contracted Portuguese company Mota-Engil to rehabilitate the 75 km Liwonde–Mangochi road. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding the project, which is... 


Malawi and neighbours studying several new electricity interconnectors

3rd June 2016

Malawi is implementing several feasibility studies for electricity interconnectors with neighbouring countries as it moves to offset its electricity deficit. Joseph Kalowekamo, energy affairs... 


Malawi power plant developer signs term sheet with utility

6th May 2016

ASX-listed Intra Energy Corporation, which is developing a 120 MW coal-fired power station in Malawi’s lakeshore district of Salima, has signed a term sheet relating to a power purchase agreement... 


Malawi hoping to attract 1 000 MW of private power investment

22nd April 2016

Malawi plans to procure a total of 1 000 MW from independent power producers (IPPs) to boost the country’s electricity generation capacity, which currently stands at 351 MW, compared with maximum... 


Malawi seeks consultants for 82 km road upgrade

25th March 2016

The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) is inviting proposals for consultancy services for the upgrading of the 82 km Thyolo–Thekerani–Mulanje–Bangula road, in the south of the country, and the... 


Shire–Zambezi waterway not viable without regional buy-in, study shows

19th February 2016

A feasibility study on the proposed $6-billion Shire–Zambezi waterway, which will give Malawi access to the sea through the Nsanje inland port, has indicated that the project is technically... 


Malawi says work on 23 MW Shire river power plant to begin in 2016

19th February 2016

Construction of the 23 MW Tedzani IV power station on Malawi's Shire river will start before the end of this year, with the facility scheduled to come on stream by 2018. Natural Resources, Energy... 


Developer in bid to conclude prepurchase deals for $400m Malawi niobium project

11th December 2015

Africa-focused resources group Globe Metals & Mining is seeking buyers for the niobium it will eventually mine at its project at Kanyika, in the district of Mzimba, in Malawi, which which it is... 


Malawi roads authority seeks bids for 82 km project

6th November 2015

Malawi’s Roads Authority (RA) is inviting sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the 82km Thyolo-Thekerani-Muona-Makhanga Road in the Southern Region of the country, which will... 


China commits $1.7bn to support Malawi projects, Mutharika reports

6th November 2015

Malawi has signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with the People’s Republic of China that commits the Asian giant to financing infrastructure projects with a combined price tag of $1.7-billion... 


Scada contract awarded for Malawi utility

6th November 2015

The Millenium Challenge Account (MCA) Malawi, an arm of US federal agency Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has awarded a $7.5-million contract for the design, installation and commissioning... 


New Malawi mobile operator to invest $150m in network

23rd October 2015

Malawi’s fourth and newest mobile-phone operator, Lacell, is to invest $150-million as it prepares to roll out its network in mid-2016.   Lacell received its licence from the Malawi Commucations... 


Malawi utility seeks bids to bolster electricity distribution system

23rd October 2015

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) is inviting bids for the supply and installation of 33 kV and 11 kV distribution lines, 11 kV underground cables and capacity tanks, as well as... 


Malawi roads body moves to hire contractors for five projects

2nd October 2015

The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) has initiated the process to hire contractors for five major road construction projects. Malawi will finance the projects using the proceeds of loans obtained from... 


Bids sought for Lilongwe water resources efficiency programme

2nd October 2015

Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is inviting eligible bidders to prequalify for the board’s efficiency improvement works, which will be implemented as part of the E24-million Lilongwe Water... 


Malawi graphite deposit sixth-largest in the world

25th September 2015

A scoping study has confirmed that by ASX-listed Sovereign Metals' Duwi flake graphite deposit, Malawi's central region, is the world’s sixth-largest deposit of the mineral. Graphite is used in... 


Bids invited for Malawi hospital construction

18th September 2015

The Malawi government is inviting bids from eligible African and Arab companies for the construction of a district hospital in the southern district of Phalombe. The Southen African country's... 


Egypt offers technical assistance for Shire–Zambezi waterway

28th August 2015

The government of Egypt has said it is ready to provide technical assistance to Malawi in the development of the Shire–Zambezi waterway, which is designed to link landlocked Malawi to the Indian... 


Malawi and Zambia sign power-sharing deal

28th August 2015

The governments of Malawi and Zambia have signed a power-sharing deal that will enable the two countries sell electricity to each other in times of need. Malawi  Ministry of Natural Resources,... 


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