Highways Authority floats tenders for Kisumu bypass

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has called for bids for consultancy services for design review and construction supervision of the proposed Kisumu bypass. In an advert published Thursday in the Daily Nation, KeNHA invited joint ventures and associations of…
New law seeks to set standards in housing industry

The government has published three draft laws seeking to set standards in the Kenyan housing sector. The Built Environment Bill 2012, the National Building regulations and the National Building Maintenance policy 2012 were released Thursday inviting the public to air…
Developer unveils Sh5.6b Kisaju Plains Estate

Low-cost housing developer Urbanis Africa has unveiled its second real estate development in Kajiado County, as it seeks to meet the rising demand for affordable housing in the country. The firm has entered into a joint venture with a land…
Kenya launches Sh149bn strategic plan for new roads

The Kenya Roads Board (KRB) has launched a Sh149 billion strategic plan which aims to build, rehabilitate and expand roads in the country. Dubbed Roads 2000 Strategic Plan 2013-2017, the plan that was unveiled last week in an event graced…
KeNHA to advertise tenders for Thika Road toll stations

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) will advertise tenders for a contractor to establish toll stations and manage the maintenance of the new Thika highway, subject to the Treasury’s approval. According to Meshack Kidenda, the Authority’s Director General, the tender…
Mombasa port security system to be ready by March 2013

The Sh1.7 billion project to install Integrated Security System (ISS) at the Mombasa port will be completed by March 2013, according to port officials. The state-of-the-art security system, which is jointly funded by the World Bank and the Kenyan government,…
Engineered wood flooring vs hardwood flooring

As the name suggests, engineered wood flooring is a type of flooring made of numerous thin layers of plywood with a thicker layer of hardwood glued to the top. The layers of plywood are placed on top of each other…
Construction of Kenya–Ethiopia power line to begin in 2013

Construction of the 1055km Kenya-Ethiopia transmission line will start in 2013 following the securing of funds. According to Energy Ministry PS Patrick Nyoike, work on the 1055 km 400 kV double-circuit line, which is likely to cost Sh100 billion ($1.2…