Mombasa-Nairobi Railway to Lower Freight Cost

Mombasa-Nairobi Railway to Lower Freight Cost

From Business Day Live

Kenya kicked off the process of the construction of a 500km high-speed standard gauge railway line at the weekend, floating a tender for consultancy services to oversee the design and construction of the project.

The railway line is part of the proposed 820km track that the government intends to lay in the next three years, running from the coastal city of Mombasa to the lake side city of Kisumu.

The first phase of the project will be the Mombasa-Nairobi track, according to the tender document floated by state agency Kenya Railways Corporation.

“Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) will engage engineering, procurement and construction contractor to deliver turnkey project for the civil works, track works and procurement and installation of facilities, locomotives and rolling stock,” the tender document notes.

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