$ 13.8 billion train line from China to Africa: China invests $ 5 billion to weave 13.8 countries in Africa with iron networks. China provides the construction and financing of the train line, most of which will be built in Kenya.
After Kenya gained independence in 1963, the biggest construction project in its history is carried out by China.
It is aimed to connect 5 countries in East Africa with the train line, the majority of which will pass through Kenya.
China will build the railway line that will connect 5 countries in Africa for $ 13.8 billion.
The train line expected to cost 13.8 billion dollars will be built by China Road and Bridge Operator.
90% of the financing of the railway line, which will connect Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and South Sudan, is covered by Chinese banks.
A significant part of the railway line will be built on the territory of Kenya. With the project, the journey to Kenya's capital city Nairobi and Mombasa, the city on the Indian Ocean coast, will be reduced from 12 hours to 4 hours.
It is stated that 75 percent of the railway line between Nairobi and Mombasa is completed. Trains running on this railway line will be able to speed up to 120 kilometers per hour.
In the 2015 on the African continent was invested billion dollars on railway lines 131.
In order to connect the entire African continent by rail, it has been announced that only 2015 has invested $ 1 billion in 131.
By 2025, $ 200 billion is expected to be spent on railway lines in Africa. Most of these projects are carried out by Chinese companies.