Kenya extends China-funded standard gauge railway

The Kenyan government has signed a new agreement that will extend a China-funded standard gauge railway to a town 120kms away from its capital.
The extension of the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway (SGR) line will open up Naivasha, the country’s geothermal production centre, for increased economic activities, especially farming.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked CRBC to train and employ many youth to ensure that the project will continue running efficiently even after it is handed over to the government.
The China-funded SGR is a Vision 2030 flagship project in Kenya.It will significantly reduce the transportation costs and save time, and have a direct impact on cost of commodities and generally ease cost of doing business.
CRBC has so far employed more than 25,000 local workers and trained over 16,000 Kenyan engineers and technicians since the start of the construction in January this year.

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