Tanzania high speed railway a major boon for Turkish engineers

Turkish construction firm Yapi Merkezi will hire at least 1000 engineers to help set up a 336-km high-speed electric railway line between Morogoro and Makutupora in central Tanzania. This follows the signing of a Sh200 billion ($1.92 billion) deal with…
Japans lends Kenya Sh35bn for Mombasa port expansion

The governments of Kenya and Japan have signed a Sh35 billion loan facility for construction of phase two of the second container terminal at the port of Mombasa – paving the way for the launch of a project that seeks…
Construction of Sh78bn Kenya-Tanzania highway to begin 2018

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is looking for financial partners capable of investing Sh40 billion into the construction of a highway connecting Kenya to neighbouring Tanzania. The bank’s chief regional program officer Lawson Zankli was recently quoted by Xinhua as…
Billionaires in major push for revival of Nakuru airport project

A group of wealthy investors in Nakuru have launched a petition urging governor Lee Kinyanjui to help revive plans for construction of a multi-billion shilling airport in the county. The business magnates, who hold major interests in horticulture and tourism…
Kenya scouts for wealthy investors to build toll roads

Kenya is scouting for wealthy investors to set up and operate five toll roads in the country in a move aimed to improve the expansion and maintenance level of major Kenyan highways. The Southern Bypass, Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Nairobi-Mau Summit road,…
Chinese firm to start work on Sh4.5bn Kitale-Uganda road

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has signed a contract with Kenya to build a 45-kilometre road that links Kitale to the Uganda border town of Suam. The signing of the Sh4.5 billion deal between CSCEC and the Kenya National…
US firm wins deal to build Kenya’s first high-speed highway

US- based engineering firm Bechtel International Inc. has signed a Sh230 billion commercial agreement with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) for construction of a 473-kilometre Nairobi-Mombasa high-speed expressway. KeNHA director general Peter Mundinia said the signing of the deal…