Uganda has announced plans to start constructing its standard gauge railway (SGR) later this year after it apparently dropped an earlier condition that required Kenya to extend its track to the border first.
The 273-kilometre track linking the capital Kampala to Kenya's border town of Malaba will be built at a cost of $2.3 billion, local media quoting government sources said.
The first phase, which will take 40 months to be implemented by China Harbour Engineering.... Read more »
The Interior Designers Association of Kenya (IDAK) will be the main supporting partner of the 20th BUILDEXPO Kenya, the largest and most successful building and construction show in East Africa, taking place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi from the 20th to 22nd April, 2017.
IDAK is the sole national body for interior design firms in Kenya and forms the voice and authority for professional interior designers in the country.
Founded in 2012 in Nairobi,.... Read more »
The 20th edition of BUILDEXPO Kenya, East Africa’s largest building and construction show is all set for another massive event with over 350 exhibitors signed up from 44 countries including Germany, China, India, Turkey, Italy, UAE and Greece along with leading construction firms from East Africa.
BUILDEXPO Kenya, organised by Expogroup Worldwide, a pioneer in the trade show industry in East Africa for the past two decades, will take place at the Kenyatta International.... Read more »
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has said the national government has delayed the construction of a bridge across Likoni channel by switching firms.
Mr Joho said the French government was willing to finance the construction but got no approval from the government, which sought another company's services.
Speaking at the Aga Kgan Hospital in Mombasa during the signing of an agreement between Aga Khan Health Services Kenya and Agence Française de.... Read more »
The EC140D comes with a Tier 2 engine and combines fuel efficiency, hydraulic performance, and operator comfort with wide attachment options
Volvo CE has introduced its new excavator, the EC140D, to the Middle East and Africa market in the 12-16t weight class.
The Swedish equipment giant said in a statement that the new machine is equipped with a Tier 2 compliant engine, which makes it suitable for the region. The model’s D3.8F engine works in harmony with the.... Read more »
Virtual crime has become an unpleasant reality of our times, leaving not even the field of construction equipment untouched.
Cybercrime comes with significant cost. It was been estimated that the global economic cost of combating cybercrime could reach $400 billion, according to a report entitled “Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime”, published by the McAfee Centre for Strategic and International Studies a couple of years ago.
The study.... Read more »
Antananarivo — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Saturday that China welcomes African countries to join the Belt and Road Initiative.
The initiative was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in hope for common development and common prosperity with countries that identify themselves with this proposal, said Wang at a joint press conference with his Madagascar counterpart.
This proposal is the most important cooperative concept China has offered to.... Read more »
Egyptian investment firm Qalaa Holdings has confirmed that it is talking to several local and international investors as it seeks to sell its stake in Rift Valley Railways.
The Business Daily on Wednesday reported that a consortium of local firms has made a $133 million bid to buy an 80 per cent interest in the Kenya-Uganda railway from the Cairo-based firm.
"Qalaa Holdings... confirms that preliminary discussions are ongoing with several prospective local and.... Read more »
Nairobi is on the global watchlist of top five fast modernising cities that are attracting new global business on growing realisation that big companies cannot operate from one sub-Saharan location in South Africa.
The city is also taking off as a hub for global corporations looking to establish an office to cover the East African region, according to Global Cities - The 2016 Report by Knight Frank.
Big companies with global reach have come to the conclusion that.... Read more »
Kampala — The African Development Bank (ADB) board of directors has approved the institution's borrowing programme for 2017, for an amount of $8.4 billion (Shsh30.4 trillion).
The money will be raised from capital markets in African countries by issuing bonds in local currency to finance development projects.
Due to existing large infrastructure deficits, African governments are in need of funds to finance various infrastructure projects to foster economic.... Read more »
Nairobi — The Sh2.4 billion ultra-modern national library complex on Ngong road, Nairobi is set to be opened in 2017, with 65 percent of the works completed on the 5 storey building.
Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Director General, Dr. Julius Muia, says the library will offer a comprehensive national reference service to all sectors of the economy and contribute to literacy development and research.
With a sitting capacity of 5,000, the library is set to.... Read more »
This will be the year of the railway - perhaps mimicking 1899, when the current railway reached Nairobi.
By then, the railway was Colonial Kenya's most expensive project. Today, the new standard gauge railway is still the country's most expensive infrastructural project.
A historical transport masterpiece in the region, SGR has encountered numerous challenges like her predecessor, the metre gauge line that is more than a centenary old now.
The resilience.... Read more »