Why is the China-built new Nairobi-Mombasa railway 4 metres higher than the old one

Wildlife being Kenya’s greatest heritage, the Chinese have created a win win situation ensuring the safety of the wild animals. This has been a top priority during the construction of the SGR.

The SGR is about four metres higher on average than the old one. The SGR routes passes through the Country’s major national parks and wildlife corridors, the Chinese have raised the base in Tsavo and Nairobi national park to about 8 metres allowing easy movement of the animals. They have also built over ten bridges and 20 wildlife corridors in these parks.

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