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  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Kenya invests in major infrastructure projects to bring oil to market

    KENYA, 2016/12/24 With initial production due to begin next year at Kenya’s newly developed oilfields in the north, plans are under way to put in place the necessary transport infrastructure to ship the country’s crude to the eastern coast. Key to transportation As of mid-October UK- and Ireland-listed oil and gas producer Tullow Oil was looking to arrangement trucking companies to transport the crude oil taken from the South Lokichar Basin in Kenya’s Turkana County.
  • Excavation work on the Kitale Webuye road being done by Jiangxi Zhongmei Engineering Construction Co.

    KENYA, 2015/11/30 Residents of five counties in western Kenya are looking forward to the potential economic increase of the region once modernization work on a major highway is completed in the next 12 months. Kenya National Highways Authority is undertaking the modernization of the 147-kilometer road network, which traverses Kisumu, Vihiga, Kakamega, Bungoma and Trans Nzoi counties. The project is one of the national government's key development objectives, outlined in the Vision 2030 blueprint proposals. The five counties, all in the western circuit, provide most of the food that feeds the country, inclunding exporting to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The project involves the expansion of the existing road, construction of service and access roads, erecting interchanges and pedestrian crossings at several locations inclunding building drainage and market loops at Kiminini, Kamukuywa, Maliki, Sikhendu, Lugulu, Matunda and Chwele shopping centers along the route.
  • Westgate Mall Re-Opens 2 Years After Terror Siege in Kenya

    KENYA, 2015/07/16 The bullet holes are plastered over, the shattered glass restored. Two years next terror struck at Westgate in Nairobi, the upscale shopping mall is set to reopen amid a lot of unanswered questions over what happened during the four-day siege. Once a symbol of Kenya's aspirational middle-class, Westgate has come to represent President Uhuru Kenyatta's failure to combat a growing Islamist terror threat on its own soil. As city officials toured the site of one of Kenya's worst terror attacks, where Somalia's al-Shabaab slaughtered at least 67 people as they dined and shopped, it was easy to forget the grisly events that happened here.
  • Jomo-Kenyatta-International-Airport

    KENYA, 2014/12/19 Kenya’s National Environmental Management Authority has confirmed the receipt of the Environmental and Social Impact Study related to the construction of a second runway, adjoining taxiway and various entry and exit points from the new Greenfield Terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In a formal notice published in the Kenya Gazette, a government publication where legally required public notices are circulated, a 30 day deadline was set to submit to NEMA any objections, comments or observations from the public at large. It could not be established if a public hearing will take place or if submissions to the Director General will be considered sufficient to assist NEMA in making their final decision. The deadline expires on the January 1, 2015 and submissions must be sent to the attention of the Director General of NEMA by either email, registered mail, ordinary mail, courier delivery or hand delivery.
  • Home Afrika Plans 20,000 Houses in Athi River in Kenya

    KENYA, 2014/05/05 NSE-listed property developer Home Afrika will put up 20,000 housing units on land it has acquired in Athi River, it announced last week. The developer said the low-cost houses sitting on 1,000 acres in Machakos county will be priced at Sh1 million a unit. Chief executive Njoroge Ng'ang'a said Home Afrika has started other projects in Kisumu and Kwale as it eyes housing opportunities in the counties. "We want to venture into Machakos and the Kikwetu project will be designated for the area, as we endeavour to provide affordable and quality housing for the low- to middle- gain earners, and to provide facilities that will foster comfortable communal living," he said.
  • The National Construction Authority has collected Sh500 million in registration fee

    KENYA, 2014/02/11 The National Construction Authority has collected Sh500 million in registration fees in the last six months as it conducts due diligence in the construction sector. The National Construction Authority executive director Daniel Manduku yesterday said regulator has collected data additional than 13,000 construction firms in the country and currently verifying all the data by conducting due diligence inspections. " At the same time as i took over office we had been allocated Sh10 million and this year we were given Sh32 million. However, because the constitution dictates that we raise our own funds, we have collected Sh 500 million in six months from construction companies in registration fees," Manduku said.
  • Education Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi Tells Investors to Build Houses

    KENYA, 2013/12/11 EDUCATION Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has called on investors in Kisumu to build houses to address the current shortage. Kaimenyi said learning institutions in the county are in crisis as their hostels are not enough to cannot accommodate the high number of students. This has forced some students to seek private accommodation in the neighbouring centres. In a speech read on his behalf by Nyangate Areba, deputy director of education, Kaimenyi said the government will improve the infrastructure in learning institutions.
  • THE National Housing Corporation plans to construct 2,000 Houses

    KENYA, 2013/06/19 THE National Housing Corporation plans to construct 2,000 at a cost of Sh 1 billion between presently and next July, managing director Njuguna Wachira said on Friday. He said Treasury had funded the corporation for the initial time in 30 years and they will us the funds to put up at least 50 houses in each county. Wachira said this at the same time as he launched the construction of houses using the cheaper Expanded Polystyrene technology at their headquarters in Nairobi. EPS are oil refinery waste that has been put into cheaper housing technology.