Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a scholarship program to train new railway engineers in China for the future sustainability of the Standard Gauge Railway.
The President hosted 25 students who will proceed to Beijing Jiaotong University through the scholarship, funded by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), at State House, Nairobi, where he urged them to commit themselves to their studies to benefit Kenya.
The 25 students are the first batch of 60 students who have been selected to study for a degree course in railway engineering specializing in design and construction, signaling and communication and operation and maintenance.
The scholarship program, the Railway Talents Cultivation Program, is part of the efforts to develop human capacity for the sustainability of the SGR.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) has fast-tracked the implementation of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project that is expected to transform regional economies.