China gives Kenya Sh67.5bn for Konza, expressway projects

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses delegates during the Chinese-Kenya Business Forum at Crown Plaza Hotel in Beijing, China, on April 26, 2019. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • The data centre and smart cities project is worth Sh17.5 billion while the expressway project, by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, is worth Sh50 billion.
  • Also signed was the operation and maintenance service agreement for the Nairobi-Naivasha segment of the standard gauge railway (SGR).
  • Mr Kenyatta further said that to reap the full benefits of the BRI, focus should be on synergy in infrastructure and industrial development and more participation by the private sector.
  • He welcomed China's commitment to more imports, saying Kenya would ensure both nations benefited.

Kenya and China on Friday signed project delivery agreements worth Sh67.5 billion for the Konza Data Centre and Smart Cities Project by telecommunications giant Huawei and the JKIA-James Gichuru expressway.

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