Kenya Moves To Upgrade Railway Line


order geneva; font-size: small;”>President Kenyatta said the Government intends to make railway the main freight carrier, website like this saying it is the only way forward in improving transportation of heavy cargo.

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stuff geneva; color: #222222; font-size: small;”>“We have been investing in roads but after a short span of time they are destroyed because of the heavy cargo transported by road. Although a modern railway line requires heavy investment, in the long run it pays off because of its efficiency,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State was speaking recently at State House, Nairobi during a meeting with top officials of the General Electric (GE) Company who paid him a courtesy call.

GE is an American multinational conglomerate that deals in a wide range of business undertakings including energy generation, infrastructure and capital finance.

President Kenyatta said the Government is looking forward to partnering which the private sector including the General Electric Company in the production of affordable energy and modernization of the railway line.

On his part, General Electric Vice-Chairman John Rice said his company could help in securing funding for power and infrastructure projects in the country.

Mr. Rice added that his company could also provide the necessary technology and training that would facilitate the implementation of major power and infrastructure projects.

The GE Vice-Chairman was accompanied by GE Africa CEO Mr. Jay Ireland, Chief Financial Official Mr. Thomas Konditi and General Electric’s Government Affairs and Policy Director Mr. Nils Tcheyan among others.


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