Chinese firm CRBC hailed for speeding up Kigali road project

China Road and Bridge Cooperation has been hailed for the progress it has made on an urban road upgrading project in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, which is expected to improve the traffic situation in the city and the country. The 54-kilometre…
Bill seeks to compel builders to register with new body

A new bill is set to be introduced in Parliament seeking to compel players in the building and construction sector to register with a new professional body before they can practise in Kenya. The Construction Project Managers & Construction Managers…
Kenya to speed up its slum upgrading programme

The Kenyan government has announced plans to speed up its much-awaited slum upgrading programme in a bid to improve the living conditions of about 60 per cent of the country’s urban population. Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Secretary James…
Nairobi property firm to build Sh3.5 billion estate in Ruiru

Nairobi-based real estate developer Lifestyle Estates has unveiled plans to build a Sh3.5 billion estate in Tatu City, a proposed “city” in Ruiru, Kiambu County. The high-end gated community, which is to be known as Lifestyle Heights, sits on a…
Kenya’s construction growth slows down to weakest pace since 2013

Construction growth in Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, slowed in 2016 to the weakest pace in three years mainly due to the winding down of the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway construction. Official figures on Wednesday showed that construction industry, which…