Kenya’s Sh1 trillion plan to promote low cost housing

The Kenyan government has unveiled an ambitious plan to build a million units of public rental housing in the next five years to curb the emergence of informal settlements and provide decent housing for low-income earners. The plan is high…
West Africa’s largest hydropower dam opens in Cote d’Ivoire

West Africa’s largest hydropower dam has been inaugurated in Soubre, Cote d’Ivoire, in a move that further cements the country as a key supplier of electricity in the region. The Soubre hydroelectric power station that was built by Sinohydro of…
Kenya acquires telescopic boom cranes to rescue SGR trains

Kenya Railways has acquired a telescopic boom crane that will be used to recover stalled or derailed vehicles on the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway. The crane, which was delivered at the port of Mombasa on November 1, is one of…
New technology could wipe out 600,000 construction jobs

Advances in robotics and new technologies are expected to wipe out 600,000 construction jobs in the next two decades in Britain alone, in what is now largely referred to as the “fourth industrial revolution”. A report by London-based engineering giant…
Vandals cause Sh1.2bn damage to Mombasa-Nairobi railway

In what paints a grim picture of uncontrollable greed, selfishness and lack of patriotism, vandals have carted away Sh1.2 billion worth of scrap metal from the newly built Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway barely five months after the Sh327 billion transport…
British building giant Mace acquires Kenyan QS firm YMR

UK construction giant Mace has acquired Kenyan-based quantity surveying firm YMR, forming a new company – MaceYMR – which will offer project management services across East Africa. According to Mace chief operating officer Jason Millett, the deal, whose value is…