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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

10,000 CBC Classrooms in Kenya to Be Constructed By End Of 2022

Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. George Magoha recently announced that a total of 10,000 Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) Classrooms in Kenya, will be constructed before the end of 2022 for occupation by Junior Secondary Schools learners come January 2023. Magoha made the announcement while speaking after breaking grounds for the construction of two classrooms at the Mombasa Secondary School for the physically handicapped, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 13th January 2022

Global Trade Centre (GTC) Tower Construction in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya, Complete

In Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya, the construction of the Global Trade Centre (GTC) Tower that comprises six imposing building structures, has been completed and officially commissioned in a ceremony graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.In his speech, the president said that the Government of Kenya congratulates the Avic International Real Estate in Kenya, a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corporation (AVIC INTL) which is a global.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 10th January 2022


Tanzania's quick surge in building activity is undoubtedly a great sight to see as the country's infrastructural development has expanded. Tanzania's building industry has experienced rapid expansion in the last six months, which has had a knock-on impact on the average person. In a news conference, Deputy Minister for Works, Transport, and Communication, Elias Kwandikwa, stated that increased construction finance has a direct and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th December 2021

Construction of the Sumbawanga Airport in Tanzania will start soon.

The actual building of Sumbawanga Airport, which is located in Rukwa Region, one of Tanzania's 31 administrative areas, is poised to commence following the completion of exploratory work, as recently revealed by Mgeni Mwanga, the Acting Regional Director of Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS). TANROADS is an Executive Agency within the East African country's Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communications that is in charge of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th November 2021

Why focus is on smart cities in Africa

Africa is projected to maintain its streak as the fastest urbanising region in the world, with new forecasts showing its cities and major towns will be home to an additional 866 million people in just 30 years. To sustain the cities, African universities are engineering tech solutions. Smart city technologies are being touted as a solution for Africa's urban planning challenges as the continent's cities and towns record the world's highest.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th November 2021

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