Work on Sh62bn Lamu-Isiolo road set to start mid-2018

Construction of a highway from Lamu to Isiolo is set to begin mid-2018 after funding details were agreed between Kenya and a South African state-owned bank. Infrastructure CS James Macharia said Wednesday that the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA)…
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…
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,…