The National Construction Authority (NCA) in conjunction with two Italian companies and Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) have signed a memorandum of understanding to build capacity among contractors. The pact aims at creating a framework among Kenyan contractors with Italian businesses to enhance research, training and capacity building. The two Italian companies are National Council of Italian Conservative and Italo-Kenyan Trade Association.
This was announced during a forum organized by NCA in cooperation with Italian companies on efficiency in industrial processes, energy and construction. During the forum Italian companies were able to showcase different technologies embraced in conserving energy. The agreement will assist Kenyan contractors to bring their own machinery and equipments to be able to match with Italian business so as to grow the construction sector immensely.
“The criterion used to select Kenyan contractors on board with Italian companies was done through a questionnaire. The questionnaire aimed at targeting small and medium contractors across the country, who are the largest occupants in our registrar system,” stated NCA General Manager, Eng. Maurice Akech.
Eng. Akech added that the questionnaires were sent to the companies which matched with Italian needs and later on contractors’ from various firms were selected and got the opportunity to participate in the forum. With this deal, the construction Authority will have a wider portfolio to improve capacity in advocating for quality in building and construction industry.
Also present to witness the signing of the treaty was Ag. CS Energy and Petroleum, Mr. Henry Rotich.
Italy is known to be a global leader in technology in all sectors thus; this project will help Kenyan contractors to embrace their technology especially in the area of construction, energy and building.