Interview: Port of Mombasa, region's busiest, to run out of capacity by 2023. SGR Nairobi terminus has eye-catching modern amenities. Business Transfomers: Huge investments in Mombasa roads. Kenya to Finish Most Expensive Infrastructural Project Ever. Highway Of Hope: New highway linking Marsabit and Moyale with Isiolo transforms region. Chinese company breaks ground on $200 million industrial park in Nairobi, Kenya. SGR civil works 98pc complete - Capital Business. By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 2 – Construction of Civil Works of the first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway is about 98 percent complete with entire track from Mombasa to Nairobi already laid.
Kenya: Govt to Construct 20 Dams in Mount Kenya Region. By Joseph Wangui The government will construct at least 20 dams in Mount Kenya region, water and irrigation cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa has announced.
Mr Wamalwa said that 18 multi-billion dams are under construction while others have been advertised. He said that four dams in Meru County are under construction and that they will tap water from Mount Kenya forest. Breakdown, Summary and Update of SGR project (Kenya section) – The Exchange. Share Tweet Email It has been billed and termed as Kenya’s most ambitious project since the country gained independence in 1963.
The Standard Gauge Railway project which is meant to connect the entire EAC region will see Kenya alone spend $13 billion. The projects was approved by the East African Community Secretariat, with the agreement being that each country should develop railways within its territory. General Progress made by Kenya Railways Mombasa – Nairobi = Construction in progress; due for commissioning 1st June, 2017Nairobi – Naivasha = Financing identified; in the process of fulfilling the conditions precedent for first disbursement.Naivasha – Kisumu (including New Port at Kisumu) = Commercial Contracts signed; financing identification in progress. First phase of Kenyan standard gauge railway complete. Kenya: Oil Pipeline Works to Start in 2 Weeks. Work to build the oil pipeline from Lokichar to the Lamu port will start in two weeks.
The pipeline will move 600 million barrels of crude oil from the Lokichar Basin in Turkana County to Lamu port at the Coast. "We are preparing to float tenders on the pipeline in the next two weeks now that matters of the route have been resolved," said Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter in his office on Thursday. Mr Keter revealed that Kenya will construct the 891-kilometre pipeline with Africa Oil Corporation -- a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia, British oil firm Tullow plc and major shipping company and Danish business conglomerate, Maersk. "We were waiting for the decision on the regional pipeline route before proceeding. These plans started long time ago. Mombasa-Nairobi railway project underway.
Coming: 5.3km tunnel through Rift Valley escarpment. Gov't gets USD1.5 billion loan from China to extend railway. By Agencies, Citizen Digital Published on 6 December 2015.
Kenya: Nairobi Gets Go-Ahead for New $4m Transport System to Ease Movement - allAfrica.com. By Allan Olingo Nairobi County is ready to launch an urban transport system after the National Treasury agreed to finance it.
Last month, the acting director-general of public debt management at the Treasury, Jackson Kinyanjui, wrote to Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure accepting the proposal for the allocation of $4 million for the construction of the Mass Rapid Transit System. Kenya's New Northern Transport Corridor Promises Region U.S.$2.6 Billion. By Kennedy Senelwa East Africa stands to make about $2.6 billion annually from Kenya's northern transport corridor, new sea ports and other mega infrastructure facilities upon completion, global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has said.
The firm said oil and gas finds will become catalysts for investment in trade logistics facilities. Industries that will benefit from infrastructure developments include hydrocarbons, mining, agriculture and retail sector. The Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor, comprising a crude oil export pipeline, a refined products pipeline, railways and roads linked to Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan, will open a new corridor in Kenya that will contribute to reducing the cost of transport. The Lamu and Bagamoyo ports are being built to expand the region's capacity to handle goods. Mr Hlela said there is a race among global logistics providers to secure market share either through green investments or partnerships with local companies.
Financing secured for new Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline. The pipeline will put about 4,000 trucks off the Mombasa-Nairobi route everyday.
(Image source: Andrew Parnell/Flickr) The state-owned oil distributor will replace the more than 30-year old 14-inch pipeline currently in use and upgrade to a 20-inch ultra-modern multi-product oil pipeline. The loan has been secured from a consortium of six local and international banks – CFC Stanbic, Citibank, Commercial Bank of Africa, Co-operative Bank, Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited London Branch) and Standard Chartered Bank.
KPC acting managing director Flora Okoth said that work is expected to be complete by April 2016. LAPSSET%20presentation%202015_(2).pdf. Kenya construction and infrastructure sector to grow by 9% this year, says Business Monitor International. The Kenya construction and infrastructure sector is anticipating a growth of 9% year-on-year in 2015 according to Kenya Infrastructure Report Q3 2015 released this month by Business Monitor International.
The growth in the sector is expected to remain over a 10-year forecast period to 2024. A Long-term interest in the construction and infrastructure sector will be driven by successful issuance of Eurobond. Issuance of the bond will also boost the government’s ability to finance infrastructure developments; so reports Business Monitor International. Kenya in $25bn Mega Port Plan. Lapsset_IGAD_%20March2012.pdf. Kenya says construction of high-speed railway on course. Kenya says construction of high-speed railway on course NAIROBI, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan government confirmed on Thursday that construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) aimed at providing efficient and cost-effective rail transport for both freight and passengers, is on course.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Michael Kamau said all stakeholders have been involved in the process of land acquisition for the project. Speaking when he presented a report on the status of the SGR project to President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kamau said compensation for the land along 15 kilometers of the railway acquired for the construction of the project is being finalized. A statement issued after the presentation said Kenyatta expressed the need to expedite construction of the high speed railway, saying it is one of the key infrastructural projects by the government that will transform the country. Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.
Xinhua is China's state-run news agency. Nairobi plans metro trains, special roads in next 15 years. From left: Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, Jica official Koji Noda and City Hall’s Tom Odongo during the launch on Tuesday. Photo/Phoebe Okall The Nairobi government Tuesday launched a new development plan for the city that is hinged on construction of new road and rail networks to disperse activity away from the central business district (CBD). Governor Evans Kidero said the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (Niuplan) was centred around the creation of more than a dozen commercial centres to create multiple economic arteries in the city.
The list of locations earmarked for the developments includes Runda, Ruaraka, Ruiru, Ruai, Karen and Lang’ata. Uthiru and Kabete have been earmarked for development as office and commercial centres while Doonholm and Airport North will be reserved for industrial and commercial while Kasarani will be developed into a residential, commercial and entertainment enclave. Alternative Energy Africa. Thika Highway: A 'regional masterpiece' Jubilee Coalition Policy on Transport Infrastructure. Infrastructure development to be decentralised. Kibaki lays foundation for Isiolo to rise into global aviation - Business_News. By IMMACULATE KARAMBU firstname.lastname@example.org and PPS. Kenya: KAA On Ambitious Airports Expansion Plan. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) says it's on course with numerous expansion projects worth Sh86 billion over the next five years to renovate their main airports and designated airstrips in Nairobi, Kisumu, Isiolo, Embu, Nyeri and Mombasa. KAA Chairman Mutuma Mugambi said that their expansion program is geared towards addressing not only capacity constrains but to ensure that airlines flying into KAA managed aviation facilities receive a quality airport experience that meet or exceed International Civil Aviation Organisation standards.
"Our staff continues to receive extensive training on safety and security through partnerships with various government bodies both in Kenya and abroad," he said. "KAA will also continue to invest heavily in customer service and product improvement," he added. The government, through its Vision 2030 programme has been mandated to spearhead the development of aviation facilities including a hub of choice for the region to meet these ambitious goals. Summary_of_Vision_2030_Investment_Projects1.pdf (application/pdf Object) Vision 2030 Toyota Deal. News: Thika super highway commissioning.