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Nairobi based Car & General enters the electric car market

Car and General (C&G) will begin selling electric vehicles and tuk-tuks as part of a strategy to expand into the 'green' mobility market, which is projected to increase in response to efforts to combat climate change and pollution. For decades, the Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed company has sold motorbikes and three-wheelers with internal combustion engines as part of its varied activities, which also include consumer lending. “We will now devote more resources to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th January 2022

Plans Underway to Introduce All-Electric Cars in the Nation says Kenya Power

Kenya Power claims that the country's innovative ambitions to enter into the all-electric car industry are well underway. Acting Managing Director Rosemary Oduor of the utility corporation said the government is closely monitoring the situation in order to make it easy for those who want to buy electric vehicles in the nation. "Kenya Power, the country's electrical distributor, will continue to innovate in this area. It is not only automobiles, but an entire eco-system that.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th January 2022

Dow invests in Mr. Green Africa, a Kenyan company that recycles plastic.

Dow Chemical is a worldwide corporation. Mr. Green Africa will improve its plastic waste management systems (sorting, collection, and recycling) in Kenya and other African nations with this financing. Dow Chemical, a developer of packaging solutions, is once again helping plastic trash recycling in Africa. Mr. Green Africa has received funding from the multinational based in Michigan. "This is Dow Chemical's first investment in Africa of its sort." "It's part of a Series B.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th January 2022

Rwanda plant to recycle plastic into paving stones

In Rwanda, a new project attempts to turn single-use plastics into paving stones. In Mageragere, Nyarugenge district, the garbage will be processed in a factory. The project is being funded by Prosper Muhirwa, a member of the Private Sector Federation (PSF). The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and the Private Sector Federation (PSF) forged a cooperation in June 2021 that is bearing dividends. One of the federation's members, Prosper Muhirwa, recently invested $3.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th January 2022

Kenya to Double Oil Handling Capacity with New Kipevu Terminal

Kenya will double capacity of handling transit petroleum products starting this month from the current 35,000 tonnes as the Sh40 billion new Kipevu Oil Terminal in Mombasa is complete. President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to inspect the facility accompanied by Chinese State Councilor and minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and to conduct a dry run test. The new oil terminal, which is financed by Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and constructed by China Communication Construction.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st January 2022

Chinese-Built Oil Terminal at Kenyan Mombasa Port to Be Complete in July

The Chinese-built oil terminal at Kenya's Mombasa port is expected to be operational in July this year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on 6th January 2022. The construction of the 770-meter long offshore jetty, currently at 96% completion, was wholly funded by the Kenya Ports Authority and implemented by China Communications Construction Co., the presidential office said in a statement. The new jetty, the largest of its kind in Africa, was built at a cost of 40 billion.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st January 2022

ETHIOPIA: Production Testing Begins For the Great Renaissance Dam

The Ethiopian government has completed preparations for the start of a production test of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). If successful, the first 2 units of the hydropower plant will come on stream. Addis Ababa is about to take the next step in the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). On the construction site, preparations for a test of electricity production are completed, according to our colleagues of the weekly Capital, citing a source.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th January 2022

Kengen to Inject 83 Extra Megawatts to the National Grid

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) will pump an extra 83MW of geothermal power into the national grid by this month. KenGen CEO Rebecca Miano said works on the Olkaria I unit 6 are at an advanced stage as part of plans to replace thermal power with green energy. Speaking over the weekend after a visit to Olkaria, Naivasha, Miano said the plant would help push down the cost of electricity. “We are at an advanced stage of construction of 83MW Olkaria I unit 6.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th January 2022

In a move to facilitate trade between Kenya and China, the Kenya China Chamber of Commerce (KCCC) has opened an office in Beijing.

The newly opened office will play a critical role in unblocking the trade challenges between the two countries, at this time when the movement of goods and people has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Speaking at the Nairobi China Trade Investment Forum, KCCC Chairman Tim Chen, said that the Beijing office will focus on supporting businesses in two countries.   "The last two years has been challenging to both Chinese and Kenyan business community, due to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th January 2022

BRD To Provide A Total Grant Of Rwf1 Billion Through The Renewable Energy Fund Project Towards Lighting Up An Initial 10,000 Families In Rwanda

The beneficiaries so far include individual commitments for 1,120 families and commitments for 2,000 families by companies.Overall, more than 700 people and companies had participated in the challenge as of December 29.A solar home system under this plan consists of a minimum of three lights, one radio, one torch lamp, and a USB plug to charge mobile phones using solar [panel] energy.The #canachallenge is a campaign through which an organisation or individual can make a voluntary.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th January 2022

UK firm set to design Sh28bn Railways City

A plan to build a Sh28 billion city has moved a notch higher after the Nairobi Metropolitan Service in partnership with Kenya Railways picked UK firm Atkins Global to design the project.The deal will see the firm design the iconic Nairobi Railways City, multi-modal urban development project which will be situated in Nairobi at an unknown cost.The project will be situated within 425-acres, of which 292 acres is owned by the Kenya Railways and currently serving as the Nairobi Railway.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th January 2022

RWANDA: BRD Prepares Third Tender for Off-Grid Photovoltaic

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) is seeking consultants to prepare the 3rd tender of the $48.9 million Renewable Energy Fund (REF). The initiative aims to deploy PV and mini-hydro grids with a capacity of 10 kW to 1 MW across the country. These hybrid mini-grids will be coupled with battery storage. The selected consultant will be responsible for evaluating pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, and loan applications for renewable energy mini-grid investment projects.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th January 2022




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