The newspaper reported that 17 companies including Samsung, Hyundai and leading rail companies from Europe and China had tendered for the project by the October 12 deadline.
Gad Cohen, a partner with eleQtra, the manager of InfraCo Africa, which is developing the Nairobi Commuter Project jointly with Kenya Railways was quoted as saying: “The level of response and interest and the quality of firms and consortia that responded to the pre qualification phase is high.”
In July, Kenya Railways and InfraCo Africa advertised an international tender for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the railway line, construction of new stations, maintenance and fuel depots, and procurement of new rolling stock.
The project will provide a link to JKIA to enable smooth and rapid transit between the airport and the city centre – further cementing Nairobi as the regional business hub.
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