Monday, September 21, 2015

Kenya: New Railway Extension Will Open Up Naivasha Geothermal Resources

Uhuru presides over SGR Nairobi terminus groundbreaking ceremony (The Star)

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday witnessed the signing of a contract that will pave the way for the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Nairobi to Naivasha.

Speaking in Embakasi, Nairobi, Uhuru emphasised the need for the contractor to increase local content in the project in terms of materials, equipment and labour.

“It is necessary that the project uses local content as much as possible and only imports when what is required cannot be obtained in the country,” Uhuru said.

Uhuru had earlier presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the SGR Nairobi terminus.

The extension of the SGR will open up Naivasha – the country’s geothermal production centre – for increased economic activities, especially farming.

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