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Nairobi Railway City project timeline

Work on the new Nairobi Railway City Project will begin in two months. It will include eight lines and four extra lines for freight services when finished in two years. Speaking at the Serena Hotel at the introduction of the final design by the UK and Kenyan government members, Transport Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge stated that the government is committed to ensuring the project's smooth execution. The Nairobi Railway project, which.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 24th May 2022

Roads, railways and bridges: The changing face of East Africa's cities

In East Africa's major cities, the skyline is changing. From the ageing buildings, potholed roads and chaotic transport systems, a new order is emerging. New skyscrapers have sprouted and big-ticket transport infrastructure networks are in the works. In Nairobi, East Africa's business and financial hub, a tolled 27km expressway has been launched, giving hope to commuters who have had to endure three-hour drives on the stretch, instead of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 17th May 2022

Latest Updates on Rwanda and Tanzania's Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project

The government of Tanzania has announced plans to invite international tenders for the construction of the Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway that starts from Isaka dry port to neighbouring countries of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hassan Abbasi, chief government spokesperson and permanent secretary for the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports revealed the plans and said that the government is in its.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 16th May 2022

Ethiopia's USD 5 billion Grand Renaissance Dam Project Gets an Update

Ethiopia has begun concrete construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam's body, notably on the western side, in preparation for the third filling, according to sources. During the previous two years, the first and second fills have totalled eight billion cubic metres of storage. Water continued to flow through one of the two drainage holes on April 14, making turbine No. 10 operational. Insufficient storage resulted in the formation.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 27th April 2022

The Nairobi Expressway is getting its finishing touches.

The Nairobi Expressway project, which has been in the works since mid-2020, is almost finished, ushering in a new era in Kenyan road construction. The contractor is presently putting the finishing touches on the 27.1-kilometer elevated roadway, according to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), in preparation for a scheduled test drive that would clear the way for the road's formal inauguration. 'Guided trials to test the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th March 2022

Top 5 Upcoming Projects in East Africa

East Africa has more than $435 billion of active projects, of which $221 billion are under construction.  A fast-growing population that will increase by 25 per cent over the next ten years drives the demand for infrastructure development. East Africa consists of 20 countries and a combined population of 455 million. Over the next ten years, growing at more than 25 per cent, East Africa's population will cross 570 million. One hundred.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 14th March 2022

Shs20 Billion Low Cost Housing Project in Kiambu Commences

The construction of an Shs 20 Billion low-cost housing project in Kiambu county, comprising of 4,000 units has been officially launched by real estate companies, Heri Homes and Finsco Africa.  The mega project, dubbed Legacy Ridges, will sit on a 200-acre land in the sixth largest urban center in Kenya, Ruiru.   This low-cost housing project in Kiambu is projected to accommodate well over 20,000 people. The project will include.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 1st March 2022

The Nairobi Expressway will open on a trial basis in March 2022.

The Nairobi Expressway will be open to vehicles in March, according to Kenya's Transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia. The 27-kilometer highway, which runs from Mlolongo via Uhuru Highway to the James Gichuru Road junction in Westlands, will be tested in March 2022, three months sooner than expected. Previously, Kung'u Ndung'u, the director-general of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), disclosed that the highway's.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th February 2022

Government to Rehabilitate 363 Kilometers of old MGR Lines in Kenya

The government through Kenya Railways Corporation, the national railway of Kenya that is also known as Kenya Railways, is set to spend close to US$ 40M to rehabilitate a total of 363 kilometers of old railway lines, which are currently dilapidated, vandalized, or overgrown with vegetation, in the country. The lines include the 217km Nakuru-Kisumu meter-gauge railway (MGR), the 77.8km Gilgil-Nyahururu MGR branch line, and the 69.05.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th February 2022

Tanzanite Bridge starts operation today

Construction of the new Tanzanite Bridge in Dar es Salaam is complete, on the stroke of midnight on February 1, operations of the new bridge kicked off allowing motorists access they have been waiting for.The New Selander Bridge has combined the characteristics of a girder bridge and a cable-stayed bridge to make it lighter. The technique enhances construction and economic feasibility, according to the builder.Works minister Mbarawa had on.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 4th February 2022

Tanzania signs a USD 1.9 billion contract to complete the third phase of the SGR Railway.

Tanzania's President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, observed the signing of the agreement for the building of the third section of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) linking Makutupora to Tabora on December 28, 2021. Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and Yapi Merkezi of Turkey inked the deal during a ceremony at the State House in Dar es Salaam. The section's construction, which includes 294 kilometers of mainline and 74 kilometers of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 1st February 2022

UK firm set to design Sh28bn Railways City

A plan to build a Sh28 billion city has moved a notch higher after the Nairobi Metropolitan Service in partnership with Kenya Railways picked UK firm Atkins Global to design the project.The deal will see the firm design the iconic Nairobi Railways City, multi-modal urban development project which will be situated in Nairobi at an unknown cost.The project will be situated within 425-acres, of which 292 acres is owned by the Kenya Railways and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th January 2022



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