The construction of Kenya railways began with the support of China

The construction of Kenya railways began with the support of China :The construction of the railways network in Kenya, which will connect the country with its neighboring countries, such as Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, has begun with the support of China, which provided the needed materials.

According to BBC news report, at the groundbreaking ceremony the president Uhuru Kenyatta has held a speech where he stated that this project is the biggest infrastructural project in the last 50 years, after the country has become independent. Accordingly, the new railway network is not important just for Kenya but it represents a great project for the whole South African region. In this way, Kenya will become one of the most important investment centers in the region.

The first part of the railway line will be constructed between the city port Mombasa and the capital city Nairobi; which will decrease the distance between the two cities from 15 hours to 4 hours. The railway network is expected to be finished in the 2017 year.

After the construction of the first part of the railway line, the network will be continued till Uganda, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Ruanda, Burundi and South Guinea.

The train speed that will be used on the railway line will be 120 km for the passenger trains and 80 km for freight trains.
The total value of the project is about 5,2 billion dollars, out of which a big part will be provided by China.
The agreement related to the railway project was signed in august between the Kenyan president Kenyatta and Şi Cinping, the Chinese president.

The construction of Kenya railways began with the support of China

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