Featured Tender: Rehabilitation Works of the Tata Loboko Stadium in the Mboukou District in Pointe Noire

Featured Tender: Congo

Contract Number:

CG-DURQUAP-084 BIS-TX-AON-2 – Ministry of Planning, Territorial Equipment, Major Works

Description:

Project Id P146933: The Government of the Republic of Congo has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance the Urban Development and Restructuring of Precarious Neighborhoods Project “DURQuaP” and intends to use part of this loan to make eligible payments under the Rehabilitation Works of the Tata Loboko Stadium in the Mboukou District in Pointe Noire. The DURQuaP Project Coordination Unit is soliciting closed bids from eligible bidders to carry out the rehabilitation works of the Tata Loboko Stadium in the Mboukou District in Pointe Noire in four (4) seperate lots. Lot 1: Construction of architectural works, Lot 2: VRD and landscaping, Lot 3: Photovoltaic installation Lot 4: Sports equipment and furniture

Category Industry
Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Alternate Energy, Materials & Supplies, Building Institutional, Renovations, Hospitality & Leisure
Region Site Inspection
Congo (Brazzaville) No Details
Closing Date Contract Period
01 October 2020 at 10:00 (Local Time) No details

 


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6 Beautiful Buildings in Durban

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6 Beautiful Buildings in Durban

Often my colleagues and I would talk about a road trip to Durban as they would say….” Take us to your Mommas house”. But that has not happened due to the Pandemic. For now though, perhaps this 20-minute read will help you with a glimpse of what to expect?

Durban (Zulu: Ethekwini, from Itheku meaning “city”) is the third most populous city in South Africa  (after Johannesburg and Cape Town) and is the largest city in the South African Province of KwaZulu Natal.

So whether you are in the City for Business or Pleasure be prepared to be blown away by some of its Structures and Buildings (in no particular order).

1: Durban ICC – also known as Inkosi Albert Luthuli

The Durban ICC is constructed on the site od the old Durban Central Prison, and today the centre stands as a symbolic reminder of the transformation the country has undergone. It’s hard to believe that this site was once a place of darkness and incarceration has turned into a place of enlightenment and a venue of the global dialogue. Personally, I also call this an all-in-one Building, as it can host the following events:

  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Sports and Events
  • Weddings  / Banquets and private functions
  • Concerts

2. Durban City Hall

Known for its authentic structures as its construction is historical,  landmark finished in 1910. In 1903 architects were invited to submit designs when it was found that the original Town Hall (now the Durban Post Office) was no longer large enough. The exterior now has sculptures representing the Arts, Music, Literature, Commerce Industry. The Durban City Hall is home to a Public Library, the Natural Science Museum and the Durban Art Gallery. The entrance along Dr Pixlsy Kaseme Street takes you to the Municipal Offices and Meeting Rooms.

3. Durban Hilton Hotel

An award-winning business hotel located next to the Durban ICC within 5 munites of the beachfront, Hilton Hotel is a 5-star property featuring 3 restaurants and a business lounge. Hilton Durban first opened in 1997 and celebrates its 20 years having transformed all 327 bedrooms into contemporary spaces. The overall design is inspired by Durban’s rich, diverse cultural heritage and captivating history with the breathtaking stretch of golden shorelines and the warmth and hospitality of its people which fulfil the needs of the modern traveller.

4. Moses Mabhida Stadium

Moses Mabhida has been voted the most popular stadium in South Africa via an online poll, hosted 7 FIFA World Cup matches (including a semi-final attended by the likes of Paris Hilton, Leonardo DiCaprio and John Travolta) in 2010.

The success of this stadium is well documented, not only via the 27 awards received to date but more importantly, in just two years the highest level of utilisation for the new stadia in South Africa can be claimed by Durban’s stadium. Named after a giant of a man, Moses Mbheki Mncane Mabhida, who was one of those who helped to forge and maintain the powerful United Front that eventually saw the creation of a democratic and non-racial South Africa.  The design allows for natural ventilation and creates an incredible sense of space every bit as striking as the famous arch inspired by the “Y shape” on the South African flag.

5. uShaka Marine World

An 18 Hectare theme park which was opened on 30 April 2004 in Durban, KwaZulu Natal is located on the strip of land between the Beachfront and the Harbour. Comprised of 8 Sections, Seaworld, Wet ‘n Wild, Sea Animal Encounters Island, Beach, Village Walk, Moyo Pier, Dangerous Creatures and Chimp and Zee. It is know known for its safe, secure, clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness.

6. Sibaya Casino  – Umhlanga

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom is a top holiday destination and casino in Durban, located just a few minutes’ drive away from King Shaka International Airport. Set in the green hills of KwaZulu-Natal, overlooking the Indian Ocean, Sibaya invites you in with a royal welcome.

A taste of what to look forward to when visiting Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom:

  • Luxury hotel suites and comfortable lodge rooms overlooking the swimming pools and ocean.
  • A selection of slot machines and tables for gaming in style at the main casino.
  • Durban’s top restaurants, serving the local flavour and international cuisine.
  • A variety of entertainment options from theatre, shows, movies and special events.
  • State-of-the-art conference and function facilities.
  • Personalised treatments at the in-house Mangwanani Spa.

 

As the City Slogan goes…Welcome to Durban, The warmest place to be – Which can also be translated as…Durban Rocks!

Sources:
Buildings Pier and Ocean
Durban ICC
Durban City Hall
Durban Hilton Hotel
Moses Mabhida Stadium
uShaka Marine World
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Featured Tender: Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design and Environmental and Impact Assessment for 137 kms of Roads in Abia State

Featured Tender: Nigeria

Contract Number:

Abia State Intergrated Infrastructure Development Project (Expression of Interest) – Ministry of Works Abia State

Description:

Financing Agreement Reference:5500155013301 Project ID No.:P-NG-000-0011. The Abia State Government, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of implementing the ABIA STATE INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, and intends to apply part of the financing towards payments under the contract for the Feasibility studies, Detailed Engineering Design, and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for 137kms of roads, erosion control, and Solid Waste Management in Aba and Umuahia Cities in Abia state, Nigeria. The services included under this project are in two Phases:- a) Phase 1: Feasibility study including the preliminary design, cost estimates, Economic Evaluation, Preliminary environmental & social impacts for 137km of roads, erosion control, and Solid Waste Management. b) Phase 2: Detailed engineering design, including Detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, development of Resettlement Action Plan and bidding documents for 137km of roads, erosion control, and Solid Waste Management. The State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) of the Abia State Ministry of Works now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions/areas, availability of appropriate skills and deployment of relevant technologies among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.

Category Industry
Consultants Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Nigeria No Details
Closing Date Contract Period
27 July 2020 at 12:00 (Local Time) No details

 


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Featured Tender: Construction and Commissioning of a Re – Fueling Facility for Kariba and Chirundu Stations

Featured Tender: Construction and Commissioning of a Re – Fueling Facility for Kariba and Chirundu Stations – Zimbabwe

Contract Number:

ZIMRANCB21/2020 – Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

Description:

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) invites prospective suppliers to participate in the following tender: Construction and Commissioning of a Re – Fueling Facility for Kariba and Chirundu Stations.

Category Industry
Trades, Building Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Harare 2020-04-06 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
21 April 2020 at 10:00 (Local Time) No details

 


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Featured Tender: Construction of Two – Lane Single Carriage off Imani Clinic – Industrial Layout Road Minna (2.25km)

Featured Tender: Construction of two-lane single carriage off Imani Clinic-Industrial layout road Minna (2.25km)

Contract Number:

MWID/27/01/20/W3 – Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development

Description:

The Niger State Government is desirous to undertake the rehabilitation/construction of 3nos Roads in Niger State and supply/installation of 150 Nos. Integrated Solar Street Light at newly constructed GRA Road, Kontagora. Accordingly, Niger State Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development invites sealed bids from prospective bidders for the construction/ rehabilitation works on 4Nos Roads in Niger state and supply/installation of 150 Nos. Integrated Solar street light at newly constructed GRA Road, Kontagora in the following lots; Construction of two-lane single carriage off Imani Clinic-Industrial layout road Minna (2.25km): Scope of Works: Site clearance and earthworks, concrete works, culverts and drainages, road pavement and surfacing, Chanchanga.

Category Industry
Infrastructure Institutional, Road
Region Site Inspection
Nigeria No Details
Closing Date Contract Period
25 February 2020 at 12:00 (Local Time) No Details

 


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Featured Tender: Construction of FDRE Leather Industry Development Institute B+G+5 Laboratory, Library, Office Building and G+3 Guest House and Site Work

Featured Tender: Construction of FDRE Leather Industry Development Institute B+G+5 Laboratory, Library, Office Building and G+3 Guest House and Site Work

Contract Number:

ICB FGBCPO 04/2012 – Ministry of Urban Development and Construction – Federal Government Buildings Construction Project Office

Description:

Uganda Wildlife Authority invites sealed bids from Eligible bidders for Feasibility Study for Development of Glass Bridge at the Top of the Falls within Murchison Fall National Park.

Category Industry
Building Institutional, Residential, Industrial
Region Site Inspection
Ethiopia No Details
Closing Date Contract Period
28 February 2020 at 14:00 (Local Time) No Details

 


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Why are Bridges Built?

Why are Bridges Built?

I am not much of a Blogger, so let me just “build a bridge” and get over it.

Why do we need or build bridges?
Bridges have been built and used since ancient times, used to carry traffic or humans across an area of obstruction where they are unable to get across.

The benefits of Bridges:
Connecting people, goods and transport
Safety
Reduce traffic and collisions
Easy access (easy passage over obstacles)

The negative impact of Bridges:
Bridges can also be harmful to our environment, can harm trees, cause pollution of our waters, chemicals from vehicles and construction can contaminate the water via precipitation. The construction of bridges can also drastically change the environment and impose serious health issues.

How Bridges have evolved:
From cutting a tree, dragging it into position to serve as a plank, to tying rafts together to form a pontoon, to modern bridges, where you, me and any mode of transport can utilise.

Out with the old and in with the new:

The world’s longest sea crossing: The bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the Mainland Chinese City of Zhuhai.

Bridges are beautiful, a masterpiece designed by the hands of architects and art in the eyes of humankind.

Tip of the Day: Build and never burn your bridges

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Geograph
Flickr
Alamy
Wikipedia
BBC


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Insurance: Expectation vs. Reality

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Insurance: Expectation vs. Reality

That Piece of Paper that helps you:

  1.  Own a home
  2.  Drive a vehicle
  3.  Help cover healthcare costs and legal expenses

The Question I think should be asked is:

Do we fully understand the contract deals, terms?
Truth be told, your broker can never explain EVERYTHING to you and who has the time to read all the fine print? Hence we then make hasty decisions based on our expectations.
Some of us get sold with a just a single telephone call without giving ourselves time to study the facts.

Expectations vs Reality

Our Expectations:

Can be based on a lot:

How well known is the insurance company?
How long has the company been around?
Who uses them?
How often and how well the company trends and advertises themselves.
Positive feedback from existing clients

An individual has the following expectations:

  • A Lump sum pay-out
  • No premium increases
  • Saving
  • Expect the Insurance company to be on your side
  • Get a pay-out even when we know that our premiums have not been constant
  • Inherited pay-outs

The Reality:

Insurance can offer you a second chance, a new beginning and a brighter future if all is correct and in order.

  • There is an insurance that suits you
  • Insurance cover is generally much cheaper when you are younger and healthier
  • You can insure just about anything these days
  • Think about the effects of missing one premium
  • Some Insurance pay-outs are TAXED
  • Insurance is a piece of mind, you rest well knowing you are protected

 

Accidents and Death are unfortunately inevitable for every home no matter the age, we will all come across unexpected issues in life that would require us to be able to take care of ourselves.

 

 

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Featured Tender: Planning, Design and Project Management of Paved Streets in Rosedale

Planning, Design and Project Management of Paved Streets in Rosedale

Project Management

Contract Number:

TN095/2018 – Dawid Kruiper Municipality

Description:

Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality invites tenders for Mawa Block 12 Low Level Bridge.

Category Industry
Consultants Road
Institution
Region Site Inspection
Northern Cape 2018-11-16 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
30 November 2018 No Details

 

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Featured Tender: Maintenance of Underground and Open Stormwater Infrastructure at Pudimoe

Maintenance of Underground and Open Stormwater Infrastructure at Pudimoe

Open Stormwater Infrastructure

Contract Number:

GTLM/INFR10/2018/2019 – Greater Tuang Local Municipality

Description:

Bids are hereby invited for the following: Maintenance of Underground and Open Stormwater Infrastructure at Pudimoe.

 

Category Industry
Infrastructure Industrial
Region Site Inspection
North West 2018-09-03 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
10 October 2018 at 12:00 No Details

 

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