A Chinese company begins the project of a Nairobi-Naivasha railway line



To give the news is a Chinese contractor of the Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)


The first tracks and the first railway sleepers of the mega project of a Nairobi-Naivasha line have been laid. To say it, a Chinese contractor of Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

According to the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), the laying of tracks and rail sleepers is being carried out from the Rift Valley county of Narok toward the capital of Nairobi.


Malaba, Kenya is a town in Teso North Sub-County, Busia County, Western Province, on Kenya’s western border with Uganda


According to the first information about the project, the 120-km Nairobi-Naivasha line is the first of the three segments that make up the second phase of the SGR project that ends in Malaba.

Steve Zhao, CCCC spokesperson Kenya SGR Project, said the work will be managed by the Section 7 office, while the Section 6 office will oversee a similar process by Narok.


Zhao also said that the construction of the railway stations has been ongoing in Ongata Rongai, Ngong and Suswa towns


Steve Zhao said: “We are also on course to complete the 4.5-km Ngong tunnel in August, the first and longest railway tunnel in the country”. The five counties where the railway line will pass through include Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu, Nakuru and Narok.

The Nairobi-Naivasha SGR project will unleash multiple benefits that include revolutionizing transport of passengers and goods alongside stimulating commerce and industrial growth along its corridor.



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