Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kenya, China quietly strike deal on modern railway line

Kenya has turned to China to fund the building of a new standard gauge railway line between Mombasa and Nairobi, potentially upsetting current infrastructure arrangements with its neighbours. The railway line, which is to be built according to Chinese railway design standards, will carry freight trains at speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour, and passenger trains at up to 120 kilometers per hour. It will be completed in five years, with the cost of the track alone estimated at a massive $2.6 billion…..

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