The African continent presents many lesser well-known though significant opportunities for the railway sector. Many government organisations in the region are planning or have launched projects for the development of rail (light-rail, metrorail, inter-city and inter-country rail, suburban/commuter rail, etc.) systems. This development is driven by rapid urbanisation and population increase in the region.
Africa is the second-fastest urbanising continent in the world, with an average urbanisation rate of 1.4 per cent. During 2015-16, its population increased by 30 million. By 2050, the population is estimated to increase by 100 per cent to 2.4 billion. This translates into an annual increase of 42 million.
African countries such as Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia have drafted major plans to develop rail systems in the next decade. Many of these systems require active participation of the private sector for financing, delivery of EPC contracts and project implementation through public private partnerships (PPPs).
The Africa Railway Report 2017 provides comprehensive and updated information on the present scenario and future outlook of the rail sector in Africa. It presents key information required to assess opportunities in the construction of new systems; extensions and capacity enhancements of existing systems; renewal and supply of rolling stock and track infrastructure, launch of advanced fare collection technologies; deployment of power distribution systems and signalling technologies; etc.
The report describes the policy drivers, funding sources and expected availability, recent contracts, project-specific profiles and analysis, recent developments in the sector, project pipeline, railway sector market opportunities, prospects for PPP as well as segment analysis and market projections for rolling stock, tracks, signalling, train control, telecommunications, power supply and distribution, fare payment, tunnel construction and equipment, etc.
The report will be useful to organisations interested in the rail sector in Africa – government agencies, transport authorities, rolling stock and technology providers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, contractors, investors/lenders/financial institutions, research organisations, industry consultants, regulatory agencies, development institutions, etc.
The report is expected to be released on July 7, 2017.
It is priced at USD 3,000. As special offer for Public Transport Authorities/Agencies the report is priced at USD 2,500.
There are special ‘early bird’ discounts. The price of the report will be USD 2,400 before May 5, 2017, and USD 2,700 before June 2, 2017. For Public Transport Authorities/Agencies, the price of the report will be USD 2,000 before May 5, 2017, and USD 2,250 before June 2, 2017.
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