Housing Finance to train a million artisans

Mortgage lender Housing Finance (HF) has unveiled a massive training program to train one million artisans for the construction industry by 2016. Through it’s newly founded corporate social investments arm, Housing Finance Foundation, the NSE-listed firm will train at least…
East African Cables unveils system to curb counterfeits

East African Cables has unveiled a product verification system in a bid to fight off counterfeit products. The system dubbed Zinduka is set to minimize the loss of at least Sh300m incurred by the sector due to proliferation of counterfeit…
Chinese investor opens wall panels factory in Nairobi

A Chinese firm has opened a wall panels factory in Nairobi in effort to tap into the growing demand for cheaper building materials in Kenya. Hong Kong Building Centre, which was founded last year, has launched operations on its Mombasa…
Isiolo airport project kicks off

Construction of the proposed Isiolo International Airport has begun, following the Friday groundbreaking ceremony that was presided over by President Mwai Kibaki. The project involves the upgrade of the Isiolo airstrip to an international airport at a cost of Sh900…
Contractors demand lion’s share of Government tenders

Kenyan contractors have urged the National Construction Authority (NCA) to introduce an affirmative rule that will see them get a ‘significant’ share of Government tenders awarded to foreign companies. The contractors claim they have been locked out of lucrative contracts…
EDITORIAL: Vetting of contractors long overdue

The move by the National Construction Authority to register and licence afresh all contractors seeking to undertake any construction work in Kenya is long overdue. The NCA has said it will thoroughly scrutinise all contractors to ensure only those with…
NCA to register builders afresh

Contractors operating in Kenya will undergo rigorous scrutiny and fresh registration to ensure only competent contractors are allowed to carry out any construction work in the country. The exercise, which is set to commence on February 1, will be conducted…
Construction begins at Thika Greens Golf Estate

The first phase of construction has begun on the planned Thika Greens Golf Estate in Thika, Kenya, after the developer made significant progress in building necessary infrastructure and amenities on site. The planned gated development, which will be built in…