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Infrastructure

World Bank funds Kenya- Ethiopia power transmission line to boost electricity supply in EAC

BY TFN Reporter

The World Bank will fund the proposed power transmission line between Kenya and Ethiopia under the $1.3 billion (Sh110.5 billion) Eastern Electricity Highway Project.KPLC Managing Director Joseph Njoroge (left) and Energy PS Patrick Nyoike. Kenya is set to benefit from power imports from EthiopiaKPLC Managing Director Joseph Njoroge (left) and Energy PS Patrick Nyoike. Kenya is set to benefit from power imports from Ethiopia

Bank Board Thursday approved the project which will connect Ethiopia’s electrical grid with Kenya’s, create power- sharing between the two countries, reduce energy costs, promote sustainable and renewable power generation.

Kenya Revenue Authority sets up a one - stop - shop for logbooks and number plates

By TFN Reporter

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Road Transport Department  has finalised a project that will enable motorists to get log books and registration numbers on the same day.

The project started last month under the Commissioner of Support Services Miss Helen Bila, rolled out the initiative aims at minimizing time taken to register new vehicles, issuing of logbooks and number plates from six days to one.

Kenya government to sign three power generation projects next month

By Ben Kinyanjui

The Kenya government is expected to sign a 250 megawatt power generation projects with three independent power producers within the next one month.Finance minister Njeru Githae says government unable to raise money required for infrastructureFinance minister Njeru Githae says government unable to raise money required for infrastructure

Finance minister Njeru Githae says negotiations are going on with Thika Power, Triumph Power, Gulf Power and OrPower.

Kenya gets Sh5 billion from World Bank to improve city infrastructure and water services

 

By Ben Kinyanjui

The World Bank has given Kenya Sh5 billion to improve city infrastructure and water and sanitation.Good roads are needed in Nairobi Metropolitan areaGood roads are needed in Nairobi Metropolitan area

More than 1.5 million people working and living in Nairobi’s metropolitan region will benefit from better infrastructure and other public services funded by a new programme.

Kenya is among 18 countries with high number of people with no access to toilets

By Ben Kinyanjui

 

Kenya is among 18 African countries that lose around $5.5 billion every year due to poor sanitation, says a new World Bank report.

Poor sanitation affects mostly women and childrenPoor sanitation affects mostly women and children

 

The report by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) say the loss lead to annual economic losses of between one percent and 2.5 percent of GDP.

Nairobi- Addis Ababa highway now a reality after a loan deal

 

By Ben Kinyanjui

 

 

The incident took place over 20 years ago but Mr David Masinde, a Nairobi-based Veterinarian narrates it as if it happened yesterday.Eng Michael Kamau says the road is fully fundedEng Michael Kamau says the road is fully funded

 

It was on a Wednesday morning when the then Moyale based civil servant received a call from his senior based at Marsabit district headquarters asking him to report to the office early the next day to relieve him for a few days.

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