Probase Kenya to tarmac roads in Embu at a cost of US$ 38.5 Million

The County government of Embu has signed contract with Probase Kenya a Malaysian based construction firm to construct and tarmac roads across the county at a cost of US$ 38.8 Million.

Embu County governor Martin Wambora said that the county signed the contract after the court ruled that county governments should manage their roads.

“This deal is the best the county has entered into so far in terms of roads construction since it uses modern technology and is cheap.” He added

This comes barely after the Kenyan Council of Governors sued the national government, demanding full control of county roads and won the case successfully.

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Standard Gauge Railway construction project in Kenya to be extended

China has pledged to boost the extension of the Standard Gauge Railway construction project in Kenya from the capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley. Kenya will receive a $1.5 billion loan from China

Statehouse Spokesman Manoah Esipisu confirmed the news and said that Kenya will finance 15% towards the project while the rest will be from China Eximbank.

“Kenya and China signed a financing package for the extension of SGR, China Eximbank will provide a US$1.5bn loan, 85 percent of the financing, while Kenya will provide the balance,” he said.

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Construction of first undersea museum in sub-Sahara Africa to begin in Kenya

Plans to construct first underwater museum in sub-Sahara Africa is set to begin in Kenya, National Museums of Kenya (NMK) coast region assistant director for sites and monuments, Mr Athman Hussein Athman, has announced.

Athman was speaking during a workshop, sponsored by Unesco, the National Museums of Kenya and the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts in Mombasa.

The museum will be constructed at the site of a shipwreck at Ngomeni, a historical fishing village in the north coast. It will be Africa’s educational centre for underwater archaeology.

“The government of Kenya, through the NMK, has started to develop the Ngomeni shipwreck site into an underwater museum, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa,” Athman said.

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Construction of 8,000 kilometres of tarmac roads in Kenya to begin

Construction of 8,000 kilometres of tarmac roads in Kenya is set to begin in a week’s time to ease transportation of goods and passengers and boost the country’s economy, Transport Principal Secretary John Mosonik has said.

He said that the construction of the tarmac roads in Kenya will involve the tarmacking of roads in various parts of the country; about 16 Nairobi-Mombasa highways to ease transportation of goods and passengers.

“Among the projects, is a dual carriageway from Mariakani to Mombasa to ease traffic flow between the port of Mombasa and the hinterland, the project will also be implemented in phases countrywide to enhance economic growth,” Mr. Mosonik added.

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