Dam in Kenya to be constructed with World Bank support

The World Bank will support the construction of a dam in Kenya to provide enough water to residents. This follows a financial agreement that was signed by Kenya and the World Bank to the tune of US$ 200m to help in the construction of Mwache dam in Kwale County.

The agreement which was signed during climate talks in Paris is part of a larger project under the Paris Pact Flagship Project that targets to build resilient water systems in cities.

Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho, who signed the deal along with Kenya’s Water and Irrigation Services Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, was pleased and said that the the construction of a dam in Kenya would ease the water deficit problem where the county only supplies 46,000 cubic meters to residents.

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Kenya Inks U.S.$200 Million Dam Construction Deal At Paris Talks

Kenya has signed a $200 million (Ksh20 billion) financing agreement with the World Bank for the construction of a dam at the ongoing climate talks in Paris.

The construction of Mwache dam in the country's Kwale County is expected to serve residents of the country's coastal city of Mombasa with 186,000 cubic meters of water a day. It will also supply residents of neighbouring Kwale County.

Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho, who signed the deal along with Kenya's Water and Irrigation Services Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, said the dam would ease a biting water deficit where the county only supplies 46,000 cubic meters to residents.

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KeNHA invites bids for the reconstruction of roads in Turkana

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has called for bids for the upgrading of the Lesseru – Nadapal road in Turkana County.

The development which includes reconstruction of road pavements to attain a 7m carriageway width with 2m shoulders on each side, construction of bridges, culverts and other drainage infrastructure will be completed in 36 months from the day of commencement.

The Kenyan Government secured a US$ 500m loan form the World Bank to help finance the construction project. The terms of the credit were negotiated and secured through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

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Crown Paints to construct a manufacturing plant in Western Kenya

Crowns Paints Kenya Ltd is planning to construct a factory in the Western Kenya that will help reduce cost of transporting paint from its Nairobi plant.

The new plant which is also expected to help increase the output of the company will cost US$ 4m for it to be complete.

Chief Executive of Crown Paints Rakesh Rao confirmed the reports and said that the new plant will foster growth and better service in that region since that have received a high percentage of sales from there.

“Forty per cent of our sales come from this region and this plant will enable us serve the area better,” Rakesh said.

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