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Infrastructure

World Bank approves Sh13 billion to support water infrastructure and institutions

By Ben Kinyanjui

The World Bank has given US$155 million (Sh13 billion) credit to support government efforts in the multi-billion shilling  water sectorMost households in Kenya lacks access to clean drinking waterMost households in Kenya lacks access to clean drinking water.

The loan approved by the bank's board of directors in Washington Tuesday will be used to support new water infrastructure, including in water storage and irrigation, and build capacity in water institutions.

Electricity connection line between Kenya and Ethiopia finally begin

 

By Ben Kinyanjui

The African Development Bank has launched the 1,068 kilometer high-voltage electricity highway to be built between Kenya and Ethiopia.Kenya will now import electricity from Ethiopia that has surplusKenya will now import electricity from Ethiopia that has surplus

The project which is expected to be completed in less than five years involves the construction of transmission lines of about 437 km in Ethiopia and about 631 km in Kenya and associated AC/DC converter stations at Wolayta-Sodo (Ethiopia) and Suswa (Kenya) substations with a transfer capacity of up to 2,000 MW in either direction.

African Development Bank approve Sh12.6 billion for wind power project

 

By TF News Reporter

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved USD149.5 million (Sh12.6 billion) in financing for a wind power project in Kenya’s Lake Turkana region.Kenya is diversifying energy sourcesKenya is diversifying energy sources

The project will add 300MW to power generation capacity and will benefit Kenya by providing clean and affordable energy that will reduce the overall energy cost to end consumers.

President Kibaki’s pledge to privatize Mombasa Port fails as vested interests take charge

By TF News Team

Kenyans have witnessed a renewed effort to build and rebuild collapsed roads as well as enhanced power generation under President Mwai Kibaki’s 10 year tenure. Politics and vested interests have delayed privatization of Mombasa PortPolitics and vested interests have delayed privatization of Mombasa Port

Through funding from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) that was operationalised under his watch, almost every part of the country is now accessible as Kenyans utilised the money to improve rural roads and other community based projects.

More diesel-generated power expected in national grid as Thika power project deal is sealed

By Ben Kinyanjui

Despite pleas from the private sector to the government to pursue low cost power generation in order to lower the cost of doing business, diesel power generation still continues.Energy PS Patrick Nyoike(right) defended thermal power generation Energy PS Patrick Nyoike(right) defended thermal power generation

The government on Tuesday signed deal that will usher more independent power producers to set shop in Nairobi to boost the thin margin between electricity consumption and generation.

Kenya gets Sh25 billion from World Bank to fix ever-congested Uhuru Highway

By Ben Kinyanjui

 

The World Bank has given Kenya a Sh25 billion loan that will help develop new mass rapid transport systems to reduce traffic congestion in Nairobi and other major cities and to improve country’s regional competitiveness.Investment in road infrastructure would improve regional tradeInvestment in road infrastructure would improve regional trade

The National Urban Transport Improvement Project (NUTRIP), which was approved by the World Bank Thursday, will help to expand the capacity of Uhuru highway, which bisects Nairobi’s central business district, and to initiate rapid bus transit and commuter rail systems.

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