The inventory of major construction projects in Kenya is produced by Construction Business Review to assist firms in identifying potential supply opportunities.
This resource lists projects in Kenya valued at Sh1 billion or more that are planned, under-way or have recently been published.
Project data is gathered from public information sources. While efforts have been made to made to obtain the most recent information, users of this resource should know that projects are constantly being re-evaluated by the sector.
Some of the major projects in the country include:
1.) LAPSSET – The Sh2 trillion Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project is hoped to trigger economic activities and more than double Kenya’s GDP.
Its significant components include the Lamu port, Lamu-Ethiopia-South Sudan superhighway, Lamu-Juba-Addis Ababa railway line, an oil refinery and a 2,240 km oil pipeline connecting oil fields in South Sudan to the refinery at the Lamu Port.
It also includes construction of three resort cities at Lamu, Isiolo and Lokichoggio, construction of airports in the resort cities and development of associated infrastructure such as a 1,100MW power line and a 185 km water supply line. More info.
2.) Konza Technology City – The Sh900 billion project has been identified as one of the key drivers of the achievement of Vision 2030.
The technology park will be built on a 64 square-mile stretch covering about 5,000 acres of land in Machakos County. More info.
3.) Kenya Railways Golf Cities – The Kenya Railways is seeking for investors to develop 320 acres surrounding the railway stations in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.
The state-owned agency plans to build office blocks, shopping malls, hotels, parking bays and a manufacturing park on the massive land that is currently sitting idle. The project estimated to be worth Sh256 billion is scheduled to kick off next year. More info.
4.) Nairobi Public Transport System – Kenya is putting in place a Sh35 billion modern public transport system in effort to bring order in the chaotic Nairobi public transport.
The project, which is jointly funded by the World Bank (Sh25.2 billion) and the Kenyan government (Sh9.8 billion), is scheduled to begin next year and will include the expansion of Uhuru Highway and establishment of a rapid bus transit and commuter rail system. More info.
5.) Dongo Kundu – The government is putting up a Sh29 billion bypass in Mombasa. The 25.7-km bypass, which has been in the pipeline for decades, is aimed at de-congesting Mombasa by providing an alternative to the Likoni ferry by linking the mainland with the south coast. More info.
6.) Thika Superhighway – The recently completed highway project involved changing the road from a four to eight-lane superhighway. The Sh27billion project, which kicked off in April 2009, is part of an elaborate plan to ease traffic congestion in Nairobi.
7.) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) expansion – The construction of a new terminal at JKIA is well under way with completion date set for December. The new terminal will allow JKIA to handle 9 million passengers each year, up from the current traffic of about 6 million passengers. More info.