Nairobi County to unveil project in response to housing crisis

Nairobi residents are set to benefit from a housing project to be rolled out by the county government to ease the city’s housing problems.

Speaking during Mashujaa Day celebrations marked at the Starehe Grounds, Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi said the county will build 100,000 housing units starting November to accommodate approximately 650,000 residents.

Dr Ayisi said the project will cost Sh 3billion.

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US construction firm shows interest in funding Kenya’s Six-Lane highway

Construction of Kenya’s six-lane highway moved a notch higher after Kenyan and US government and a California-based construction and engineering firm Bechtel held a successful meeting.

Head of the US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic) Elizabeth Littlefield and Bechel signed what they called a letter of interest regarding Kenya’s Six-Lane highway that is Nairobi-Mombasa highway project on the sidelines of the US-Africa Business Forum in New York early this week.

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AFRICA'S MOST DYNAMIC BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION EXHIBITIONS

BUILDEXPO Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in construction machinery, building material machines, mining, construction vehicles and construction equipment. Earlier this month Expogroup announced the launch of BUILDEXPO in Rwanda and Ethiopia on the occasion of their 20th anniversary in Africa. The events are scheduled for May 2017 in Ethiopia and July 2017 in Rwanda. Expogroup says that the first event in Rwanda and Ethiopia are expected to attract over 150+ exhibitors from over 27 countries. The expo will have a focus across the construction equipment, building materials machinery and mining equipment sectors. Visitors are expected to be drawn from neighboring African countries.

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Dangote shakes Kenya’s cement market with imports from Ethiopia

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has embarked on a shake-up of Kenya’s cement market with imports of cement from its plant in Ethiopia in preparation for establishment of a local manufacturing plant.

Dangote’s entry into the Kenya’s cement market with low-cost cement from Ethiopia is expected to drive prices downward in a market where they have remained static for almost 10 years.

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