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  • Kenya awards major contract for construction of core infrastructure for smart city

    Posted on :Monday , 11th September 2017

     In early July the government contracted Italian construction firm ICM to build roads, water and sewerage systems for the $14.5bn smart city project, which is under way 60 km south of Nairobi.

     
    The KSh40bn ($390m) deal covers engineering, procurement, construction and financing. Work has already begun on the sewer system and access road, as well as internet, pow. . .

  • Kenya National Inspectorate to improve building Safety Laws

    Posted on :Monday , 11th September 2017

     A number of building collapses have hit Kenya’s capital Nairobi in recent years, and Moses Nyakiongora, Secretary of the National Buildings Inspectorate (NBI), said the law will ensure stricter enforcement of building codes.

     
    "The law is necessary because an audit of buildings in the country has revealed that up to 50 percent are not completely safe . . .

  • Solar roof tiles power Kenya’s rural classrooms

    Posted on :Monday , 11th September 2017

     Gaitheri Secondary School in central Kenya’s Murang'a County has had one of its iron-sheet roofs covered in solar generating tiles known as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

     
    Designed to be laid on roofs during construction, the tiles offer an alternative to adding solar panels on top to produce power.
     
    They were made. . .

  • 300 Meter Skyscraper Under Construction in Kenya To Become Africa’s Tallest Building

    Posted on :Friday , 11th August 2017

     Construction has begun on a 70-floor ultramodern twin tower building in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

     
    On completion, the 300-meter-tall skyscraper, known as the “Pinnacle,” will become Africa’s tallest building, beating the current holder, the 223-meter-tall Carlton Center in Johannesburg.
     
    The $200 million pro. . .

  • Kenyan key contract being built by Bechtel

    Posted on :Friday , 11th August 2017

     Bechtel has won a major project to build and important highway link in Kenya. This will be the first long stretch of high-speed expressway in Kenya and will connect the capital, Nairobi, with the country’s main port, Mombasa. The project for the 473km connection is being supported with financing from US and UK sources. Once the new route is open to traffic, journeys between Nairobi . . .

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