Chinese firm signs deal with Tatu City in Kenya to construct infrastructure

Chinese firm Sinohydro, has signed an infrastructure construction deal with Tatu City in Kenya. The deal will see the water, sewerage and temporary road works developed.

The agreement worth US$ 4m will cater for basic infrastructure that will supplement the first phase of the project and another seven-kilometre temporary road will be constructed to help facilitate ongoing construction activities.

“We are pleased to extend our co-operation with Sinohydro, which has already successfully completed several stages of Tatu City’s infrastructure development,” said Tatu City Acting CEO Anthony Njoroge.

The 2,500-acre Tatu City in Kenya which is expected to be complete over the next year will host a number of international businesses like Dormans, Kim-Fay and Maxam.

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Kenya hires Dutch company to advise on stadium construction

Kenya has hired a Dutch consulting firm to advise on the development of three large-capacity stadiums meant to help East Africa’s largest economy tap into sports tourism by hosting international tournaments.

Sports Kenya has engaged The Stadium Consultancy as the project managers to oversee the building of the three stadiums to be located in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret.

Work on the three sports complexes to be built under a under a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) model is expected to begin next year.

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ARM Cement in Kenya to adopt new cement production technology

Cement manufacturer ARM Cement in Kenya has announced that it will launch a new technology in the production of cement, a move that will significantly reduce the cost of construction,the firm’s chief executive has announced.

Speaking during a construction expo organised by Totally Concrete East Africa in collaboration with ARM Cement, chief executive Pradeep Paunrana said that the expensive technology in the production of cement was pushing up the final of houses.

He noted that the high cost of houses had made it hard for Kenyans to own houses.

“We need to be more economical to keep prices of finished houses within reach for final users – something that will not cost an arm and a leg for a house of office owner. We can achieve this by ensuring that that the materials that go into the construction of housing units are cheaply sourced and technologies are there to help us do this,” he said.

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US firm now eyes construction market in Kenya

The construction market in Kenya is set for cutthroat competition after X-Calibur Construction Chemistry Inc., a US-based construction products manufacturer said that it was constructing a concrete and cement additive manufacturing plant in Kenya aiming to tap on the wider East African region.

The firm said that it would open a manufacturing plant in Nairobi late next year in a move to ease distribution of its products across the East African market.

X-Calibur managing director Brian Davies said that they will mainly concentrate on concrete admixtures adding that the raw materials were on the way to Kenya.

The on concrete admixtures manufacturing plant with projected capacity to produce approximately one million litres of concrete and cement additives is awaiting manufacturing approvals relevant authorities such as Kenya Bureau of Standards before starting operations.

Admixtures are used to boost concrete strength and helps in workability retention.

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