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Kenya's Construction Sector Expected to Recover This Year

Nairobi - Kenya's construction sector is expected to recover this year on the back of the government's continued implementation of investor-friendly reforms as well as large-scale infrastructure projects aimed at boosting regional integration and economic diversification.This is according to a report by Deloitte which reveals that the sector's growth is expected to revamp to a growth of 6.3 percent this year.The sector contributed about 6.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th July 2021

Kenya to complete upgrade of roads by December 2021

James Macharia, Transport Cabinet Secretary has assured that the government will complete the construction of 408 kilometres of tarmac roads in Nairobi's informal and thickly population settlements by December 2021.Macharia who spoke after reviewing the construction of the new tarmac roads in Nairobi's informal slums said the project is now 40% complete with 104 kilometres fully tarmacked and will be entirely completed by December 2021.Macharia.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd July 2021

Construction of longest bridge in Tanzania on track

Construction works on the longest bridge in Tanzania is on track. The country’s President Samia Suluhu inspected the works and confirmed the project stands at 27% complete. The government inked a contract with two Chinese contractors-the China Civil Engineering Construction Group (CCECG) and China Railway 15th Bureau Group Co Ltd for the execution of the bridge dubbed ‘Kigongo-Busisi Bridge’. The bridge plan dates back to 1977.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 24th June 2021

Firm in Tanzania Introduces Low Cost, Time Saving Construction Technology

Locally owned Tanzania Company has recently introduced a new road construction technology which is known as Cold Mix Asphalt Technique (CMA), to Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) and other stakeholders with the determination of cutting down construction costs and to protect and conserve the environment as well as save time.The Company's top official, stated during construction stakeholders' meeting that low cost comes in as CMA needs no.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 23rd June 2021

Expansion of US $2bn Rironi-Mau Summit highway in Kenya to begin in September

Expansion works on the US $2bn Rironi-Mau Summit highway in Kenya is set to begin in September this year. This is according to Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.“We are set for expansion of the Rironi-Maai Mahiu-Naivasha highway this September.  It will improve connectivity between Central and Eastern Kenya and the Rift Valley and Western Kenya regions, and will reduce congestion on the Northern Corridor,” said CS Macharia.The.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 22nd June 2021

Bugesera International Airport phase 1 to be delivered by Dec 2022

The first phase of Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda will be delivered by December this year according to Hon. Claver Gatete, the Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure. The minister made the announcement during the recent 5-day Executive Workshop of the Union of Central and West African Airport Managers (UGAACO) that aims to improve skills for the efficient management of airports and ensuring an appropriate degree of global.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th June 2021

Construction of Msalato International Airport in Tanzania to start soon

The construction works of the proposed Msalato International Airport (MSIA) in Tanzania are expected to start after this financial year according to the Tanzania Airports Authority. This will probably come following the approval of the 2021/22 budget that was recently presented to the East African country’s parliament by the Ministry of Works and Transport. In the over US$ 1.6bn budget, the Ministry has allocated close to US$ 14M to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th June 2021

Kenya launches Lamu Port now open for business

Newly constructed Lamu port project has officially been opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta with the target to link Kenya to South Sudan, Ethiopia and therefore the middle belt of Africa.Two other berths are likely to be launched before the end of the year.The project is part of the Lappset which comprises a standard gauge railway line, Road network, Oil pipeline (Crude & product), Oil refinery (Isiolo/Lamu), International Airports (Lamu,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th May 2021

MoU signed for construction of road linking Ethiopia to Berbera in Somaliland

The government of Ethiopia through the Ministry of Transport and Dubai Ports (DP) World, a leading global provider of end-to-end logistics solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would see the construction of a road linking Ethiopia to Berbera in Somaliland. A road infrastructure that will connect Berbera port to Wajjale, a city on the border of Somaliland and Ethiopia is already under construction and is expected to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th May 2021

Affordable homes budget doubles to Sh8bn in Uhuru’s last year in office

Budget estimates tabled in Parliament show that Sh8 billion has been allocated for the affordable units in the year starting July. Treasury has doubled the allocation for construction of affordable houses as the State races against time to deliver the low-cost units in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s last year in office. Budget estimates tabled in Parliament show that Sh8 billion has been allocated for the affordable units in the year.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 11th May 2021

Construction of US $42m new Makupa Bridge in Mombasa, Kenya begins

The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) has begun construction of the US $42.1m new Makupa bridge in Mombasa. The 457m long bridge will replace the historic Makupa causeway that links Mombasa Island to the mainland. Kenha awarded China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) the contract for the construction of the two four-lane parallel bridges in November last year. According to the resident engineer, Stephen Gichuru, the project.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 28th April 2021

Long-stalled US $30bn LNG project in Lindi Tanzania to be revived

The newly sworn-in Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan is set to revive the long-stalled US $30bn liquefied natural gas LNG project in Lindi Tanzania. The project was sidelined under the administration of the former President, the late John Pombe Magufuli with his administration instead prioritising the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline to take oil from Uganda to the Tanzanian port of Tanga. According to the President, she tried to work on.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 23rd April 2021



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