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Category "Infrastructure"

    Upgrade of Mwatate-Taveta road to begin

Upgrade of Mwatate-Taveta road to begin

Tarmacking of the 90km Mwatate-Taveta road that also serves as an international highway linking Kenya and Tanzania is expected to start in June. According to the Taita Taveta County Executive in charge of public works and Infrastructure, Alexander Mwangeka, the contractor, China Road Construction Company is already on site and is [...]

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    RVR gets automated railway maintenance machines

RVR gets automated railway maintenance machines

Mombasa, Kenya: Rail operator, Rift Valley Railways (RVR) has acquired new equipment aimed at booting safety and convenience of rail usage. RVR Trains Operations Manager for Eastern Region Josiah Nyarangi, said on Thursday in Mombasa that the machines — a ballast tamper and ballast profiler machines imported from Austria and can restore [...]

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    East Africa seeks $4bn rail funding adviser

East Africa seeks $4bn rail funding adviser

Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are looking for an adviser to help them secure financing for a $4.13 billion railway project aimed at boosting cross-border trade in the region. The railway will link Dar es Salaam with the capital cities of landlocked Rwanda and Burundi. The Tanzanian transport ministry said the adviser would [...]

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TransCentury gets bloody nose over RVR share deal

  TransCentury gets bloody nose over RVR share deal

The final push out of the Rift Valley Railways (RVR) boardroom of TransCentury Limited by its partner Citadel— has left a hole in the former’s pockets. While TransCentury made $43.7 million [...]

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Tanzania Govt renews pledge on reliable water supply

  Tanzania Govt renews pledge on reliable water supply

The government has promised to ensure the majority of people in rural areas access safe and reliable supply of water for domestic, irrigation and industrial purposes between June, this year [...]

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Ukunda airstrip set for upgrade

  Ukunda airstrip set for upgrade

Kwale, Kenya: Plans to upgrade the Ukunda airstrip in Kwale County are in top gear.  Kwale County Executive in charge of Tourism and ICT Adam Sheikh said that once the runway [...]

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Kenya: Turkish firms to help improve infrastructure

  Kenya: Turkish firms to help improve infrastructure

Kenya: Turkish firms will invest in Kenya’s infrastructure following agreements signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Turkish President Abdulla Gul. The agreements also include an offer by Turkish financial institutions to provide [...]

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Corruption claims mar Jubilee’s Standard Gauge Railway project

  Corruption claims mar Jubilee’s Standard Gauge Railway project

Kenya: Allegations of corruption and breaches in procurement procedures have taken the shine away from the biggest infrustructural project under President Uhuru Kenyatta—the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). The railway line is a [...]

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Minister Maghembe upbeat on giant water supply projects

  Minister Maghembe upbeat on giant water supply projects

The government has expressed optimism on the ongoing heavy investment in production of water in urban and rural areas for domestic, agricultural and industrial use. The Minister for Water and Irrigation, [...]

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