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2015 Automotive Surface Anti-corrosion Technology Seminar

The seminar will invite GAC Automotive Engineering Institute to make a speech on the automotive surface anti-corrosion problems and requirements to technology and invite China Auto Parts &Accessories Management Consultant Co., Ltd to make a speech on the implementation of control system of auto parts supply chain. The attendees mainly are surface finishing engineers from automobiles, auto parts and accessories. The seminar also invites several chief engineers from surface.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th April 2015

The 3rd International Summit on Surface Finishing Industry Development

Surface finishing industry associations and key enterprises from China, America, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore and India, the national environmental protection department, principals of surface finishing technology from leading enterprises in automotives, household appliances, hardware and other manufacturing industry will attend the summit to introduce surface finishing industry in different countries, discuss the general situation of manufacturing industry, the development.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th April 2015

Construction of a new high voltage power line in Kenya to cost US$ 93m

 A new high voltage power line that will be constructed to link geothermal power plants in Olkaria to Kisumu is set to start on May, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (Ketraco) has said and complete in June 2017.   The power line project, which is expected to cost US$ 93m, aims at reducing the ongoing blackouts experienced in Western Kenya. The new line will allow injection of more geothermal power into the grid, after successful commissioning of 280 megawatts.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 26th March 2015

50 MW Wind power project in Tanzania to cost more than US$ 132m

 Tanzania is at an advanced stage in plans for erecting a mega wind power project in Singida town by 2016. The construction is expected to cost more than US$132m for the first phase, and the wind farm will generate up to 50 MW of power to be channeled to the national grid.   National Development Corporation (NDC) Head of Energy and Infrastructure development, Mr. Pascal Malesa confirmed the news and said that they are already in the final implementing stages and that.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 13th March 2015

China responsible for 31% of infrastructure projects in East Africa, says Deloitte

Deloitte East Africa has released a report showing that China is responsible for building 31% of all infrastructure projects in East Africa in 2014. This went up as compared to the 19% in 2013. The report was recently released during the third edition of the annual Deloitte African Construction Trends Report 2014 and it stated that Europe and the United States contributed 18% of construction, followed by the government at 13 percent. Out of the ten East African countries.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 13th March 2015

Infrastructure and energy projects to strengthen Kenya’s economy, World Bank says

 According to a study by the World Bank, Kenya’s economy will rise massively to 7 percent and public investments in infrastructure – especially from the standard gauge railway – and energy sectors will help in the growth in the medium term.   The current Kenya Economic Update (KEU) explains that the country has grown economically and is anticipating a growth rate of 7 percent between 2015 and 2017, from 5.4 percent achieved in 2014.   World.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2015

Tea prices at the Mombasa Auction have begun to show signs of recovery after a sharp drop experienced a year ago.

    Although the gains are marginal, the fact that the trend in price is upward should bring some consolation to Kenya’s over 560,000 smallholder farmers who suffered a major erosion in their earnings last year, following a sharp price drop in the global price of the commodity.   In the last two months, tea prices at the Mombasa Tea Auction have increased from Sh181 ($2.02) – in the first week of January – to Sh225 ($2.50) at the beginning of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2015

Sh180m set aside to boost cattle breeds in Kenya

 ELDORET: Livestock breeding will receive a boost after the government set aside over Sh180 million to establish three liquid nitrogen plants in the country. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei while commissioning one of the plants in Eldoret, said they are vital in preservation and transportation of high quality semen for cattle breeding.   “Animal breeds improvement through Artificial Insemination is among the priorities of this government, on completion.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2015

Comesa extends import safeguards for Kenya

 NAIROBI: Local sugar millers will continue enjoying protection against competition from other producers in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa ( Comesa) for the next one year.   This follows a decision by the Comesa Trade and Customs Committee to grant Kenya another 12-month extension as it seeks to privatise State-owned sugar factories. This is the fourth time Kenya has been granted an extension from the regional bloc since it was granted the protection.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2015

Kigoda lauds Indo- Tanzanian trade ties

    The Minister for Industry and Trade, Dr Abdallah Kigoda, has hailed the growing trade relations between Tanzania and India and called on entrepreneurs to grab the opportunities availed for more growth and development. The minister was speaking at a one day conference on ‘Enhancing Efficiency and Maximising Output of Tanzania Economy: An Indian Initiative,’ in Dar es Salaam at the weekend.   The minister called on the Indian investors to capitalize.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2015

EAC partner states urged to co-operate in developing region’s nascent oil, gas sector

    NAIROBI: East African Community ( EAC) countries have been asked to co-operate in the development of the region’s nascent oil and gas sector.Rwandan Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi said co-operation between the Partner States was the surest way to develop the region’s enormous energy and natural resources. He said collaboration should focus on petroleum exploration, production, refining, storage and pipeline development for product.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2015

KenGen seeks regulators’ nod to float bond

 State power generator KenGen is looking at floating asset-backed securities to finance more than Sh80 billion in energy infrastructure over the next two years KenGen, which has already pegged its Sh30 billion Rights Issue for the second quarter of this year needs Sh118 billion to finance its infrastructure development.   The firm is in talks with regulators to use asset backed securities to plug the difference. “We are considering a mixture of financing avenues and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2015



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