National Telecommunications Tower is now complete, with a spire. Sudan’s tallest building is located next to the Manshia bridge and is powered using solar panels. The building has a very hi-tech/modern design.
This project is probably the biggest project going on in Sudan and one of the biggest in Africa. Here is the builders description.
The Project is contracted as design-build and is also a fast-track project. The bridge is planned to be constructed on the main River Nile and will connect Dongola on the western bank to El Silaim on the eastern bank. The length of the bridge is 686 meter long with approaches connections to El Silaim, Karima and El Silaim to Halfa roads. The bridge is being designed as a prestressed concrete bridge with spans of 40m resting on 17 piers and two abutments. Construction is expected to start this year after completion and approval of the detailed design.Newtech is responsible for the design review including site selection and construction supervision and maintenance period inspection.
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There are many developments including hotels and resorts planned for Tuti Island. Many older residents are against the plan, wanting to keep Tuti Island a quiet village like Island away from the nearby bustle of Khartoum.
Merowe Dam, the largest hydro electrical project will start producing electricity in october of this year. The project also included the building of many roads and railway lines for the transport of equipment, a hospital, and an international airport.
Sudan Electronic city is a proposed technology park that would be built around Khartoum by an Indian company. The plan proposes a technology city where educational institutions, and the public and private sector can be headquartered. The plan also outlines R&D facilities for the corporations use. The city would increase the level of IT expertise in Sudan as well as create thousands of jobs and bring many businesses to Sudan. Here is the full plan:
Typical Science Park (Hong Kong)
KDS is a great school for children of expats visiting sudan.
Here is the school’s description of their insitution:
There are foreign families living in the Sudan and many more are coming to invest in the country in Oil, gas, Gold etc. These families need education for their children in The British International System. Khartoum Diplomatic School is here ready to offer that very needed education.
It is comprised of children from 30 countries. The medium of communication in the school is English. However, Arabic and French are taught as additional languages taking different levels.
The school is divided into four main sections located in two main buildings:
The school takes pride in its strong system and equipment needed for the various groups and levels of education. It is divided into upper and lower sections. The Lower Section takes children from the age of two into Kindergarten One, and runs up to Grade Six. The Upper Section takes Grades Seven to Eleven. In Grade Eleven the children sit for The University of Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The school is made Center for IGCSE in the Sudan.
There has been many pedestrian deaths in Khartoum, Bahri, and Omdurman due to the lack of traffic control and the recklessness of drivers. The obvious solution to this problem is the construction of pedestrian bridges crossing the most dangerous of the streets. Look at the pictures below. Now imagine the same scene, but with this bridge crossing the street and no pedestrians on the road. The bridges would be covered with clear plastic to protect from weather and help keep the bridge intact.
National Telecommunications Corporation Tower
The Tallest building in Sudan
Location- Khartoum State
Client- National Telecommunications Corporation
Start Date- October, 2005
Completion Date- 2009
Floors- 29 Floors
Structural Type- High Rise
Building Uses- Offices