Nairobi Governor, Dr.Evans Kidero launches a new development plan for the capital. The Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (Niuplan) seeks to have new road and rail networks established around the city. The plan proposes a Mass Rapid Transit System along the city’s major roads while some roads will run light commuter railway lines. The plan will guide the Nairobi‘s development till year 2030.
Safaricom secures a Sh14.9 billion government contract to roll-out a 4G based security communication system in Nairobi and Mombasa.
While the government of Kenya together with that of Uganda have given railway operator, Rift Valley Railways an ultimatum to improve its operations within the next nine months, the Kenyan government has set aside Sh9 billion for acquiring an estimated 11,000 acres of land for the Standard Gauge Railway. The National Land Commission will see to the purchase of land in six counties for the Nairobi-Mombasa railway. The works on the railway are set to commence in October and run for 42 months.
Kenya has reason to rejoice as the LAPSSET Corridor project has been listed among other 16 out of 51infrastructural projects in Nepad’s (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA).This gives the project an upper hand in sourcing for funding.
West Pokot will now become home to cement manufacturer, Cemtech-an Indian conglomerate. The cement maker who confirms they have secured approvals to start off the first phase of the Sh12 billion cement plant has already started moving construction material on site.
Toyota and Mitsui have won a contract to supply and install cranes at Mombasa’s new container terminal, Kilindini harbour. The Sh2.5 billion contract was only open to Japanese companies. A separate contract of Sh2.5 has also been awarded to Switzerland ‘s Liebherr Container Cranes for the supply of cranes to the berth 19 terminal.