China Road and Bridge Corporation, contracted firm to construct the Standard Gauge Railway has been constrained by Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to buy all local materials from the local industries in Kenya. A move that will see the economic status of the country rise.

Some of the materials they will buy include sand, steel, galvanized iron, electric cables and cement costing Ksh 327billion from the contract price.

Standard Gauge railway will be one of Kenya‘s achievements in achieving vision 2030 and is set to begin in September and completed in June 2017. It will bring major changes into the transport sector as there will be cheaper means of transport and regional integration.

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