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The investments in the Building and Civil Engineering Works sector in Africa reached 325 billion dollars in 2014 against 222 billion in 2013, representing thus an increase of 46 % with regard to 2013, underlined a study carried out by the audit and consulting firm, Deloitte.
The number of infrastructures projects started during the previous year was established at 257 projects or a decrease of 65 projects with regard to 2013.
Transport represents 40 % of these projects in front of energy (39 %). The most expensive projects are concentrated in Southern Africa: 119 projects in 2014 for a total of 144.88 billion dollar investment.
Followed West Africa with 66 projects (71.83 billion dollars), East Africa (51 projects for 60.67 billion dollars) and Central Africa (13 projects for a total amount of 33,2 billions).
North Africa is left behind with 8 projects (9.1 billion dollars).
Original text by: Agence Ecofin