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Kenya: Meru to construct 120 km of road in the planned annuity roads program

 Governor of Meru Peter Munya has said this week that the county will benefit from the planned governments’ annuity roads construction program by building 120km of roads, after talks with the national government bore fruit.   Talks held between the governor, Meru senator Kiraitu Murungi, and Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau were held as the county had differed with the government in relation to the awarded length of.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 12th February 2015

Algeria to start construction of Bellara Steel Complex this year

 Construction of the US$2 billion Bellara steel complex construction will kick off in the first quarter of this year 2015 in Jijel East of Algeria, the prefect of Jijel, Ali Bedrici has said.   The steel project will help the country to produce 4 million tons of steel per year in the second phase of construction, but is designed to first assist in producing 2 million tons of steel rebars in its first phase before 2017 in order to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 3rd February 2015

Ole Sereni hotel to spend US$ 20m on expansion plans in Kenya

 Ole Sereni, Kenya’s five-star hotel brand, has decided to embark on a US$ 20m expansion project starting February, this year.   Ole Sereni’s General Manager, Ghulam Samdani said that the new hotel would be located adjacent to the current one.   He further pointed out that they have decided to expand because they have been winning business on small conferences and business meetings, but have been losing out on.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 31st January 2015

Kenya to complete construction of the US$186m Southern Bypass by July 2015

 Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) has announced that construction of the US$ 186m Nairobi Southern Bypass is expected to be complete by July 2015.   Kenha Special Projects Manager, Paul Omondi confirmed the reports and further stated that the contractor, China Road and Bridge Corporation is working tirelessly to make sure that the road is complete soon and it also plans to hand over section three of the project by.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 31st January 2015

Ultra Modern Stadium Planned in Kenya

 Government in conjunction with Netherlands firm set to put up ultra modern stadia in three counties A team of stadium experts from Netherlands and Kenya, yesterday visited the site where the High Altitude ultra-modern stadium is set to be built in Eldoret. The project is part of the Jubilee government's pledge to construct the five high altitude stadiums in different parts of the country. Sports Kenya, The Stadium Consultancy (TSC) of.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 24th January 2015

Qalaa Invests in East Africa Cargo as China Builds Rail Link

 Egyptian private-equity company Qalaa Holdings SAE is investing $70 million to accelerate the movement of rail cargo carried from East Africa’s busiest port, as it faces competition from a new Chinese-backed link. Qalaa controls Rift Valley Railways Ltd., the operator of a railway built almost a century ago running from Kenya’s Mombasa port to neighboring Uganda.   It covers a portion of the same route as a new rail.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd January 2015

Tanzania: Hai District Launches Road Maintenance Second Phase

 Hai — HAI District has launched the second phase of road maintenance, this time around targeting Hai small town area that was elevated to the status recently.Hai District Commissioner (DC), Mr Novatus Makunga said that the ongoing work involves major renovation of the roads to tarmac level on a piece that links Moshi - Arusha Road with the District Hospital.   Other areas include Gezaulole, Kingerera, Dorcas and Bomani, making.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th January 2015

Kenya: Cement Production Rises As Construction Thrives

 Production of cement, a key construction material, surged past half a million tonnes last July as 11-month tally surpassed full-year figures for the previous two years, latest data show.A total of 500,428 tonnes were manufactured in the month, pushing total production by end of November to 5.21 million tonnes. This is far higher than the 5.06 million tonnes churned out in the whole of 2013 and 4.64 million in 2012.   The 11-month.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th January 2015

Kenya: Murang'a Project to Give Nairobi 140 Million Litres of Water

 Nairobi — The construction of the World Bank-funded community water supply on the northern water collector tunnel is set to begin in February and will take about 40 months to be completed.Athi Water Service Board Chief Executive Officer Malaquen Milgo says the Northern collector tunnel is being built to increase water supply to Nairobi having capacity to deliver to Nairobi 140 million litres of water per day.   The Sh6.8.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th January 2015

Tanzania: Bunge Committee Hails Nkasi Irrigation Project

 Namanyere — MEMBERS of the Parliamentary Local Authorities' Accounts Committee (LAAC) hailed Nkasi District Council for constructing Lwafi/Katongolo irrigation scheme which will benefit about 40,000 farmers from Kirando and Kipili ward in the area.The project will cost over 9.5bn/- upon completion. LAAC's Chairperson, Ms Felister Bura, said members of the committee were satisfied with the irrigation project and called on.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th January 2015

Tanzania: New Board Challenged to Take NDC to New Heights

THE Minister of Industry and Trade, Dr Abdallah Kigoda, has challenged members of the newly appointed board of directors of the National Development Corporation (NDC) to work together in ensuring that the corporation achieves its intended goals and objectives. He made the remarks in Dar es Salaam when launching the new board. Dr Kigoda said their appointment confirmed that it was important that they work together with the government and have.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th January 2015

Tanzania: Mtwara Cement Plant to Offer 10,000 Jobs

 OVER 10,000 people are expected to be employed directly and indirectly at the Dangote Cement Factory at Msijute area in Mtwara Region, which is slated to commence production in August.The factory, which is owned by Africa's richest person, Alhaj Aliko Dangote, has as well announced plans to improve social amenities in Mtwara region by constructing a state-of-the-art hospital, a modern marketplace, a school and a police.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 17th January 2015

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