EA economic giant's Kenya launches Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway

The $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence.

EA economic giant's Kenya launches Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway

The $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence.

31 May 2017 Wednesday 12:47
EA economic giant's Kenya launches Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway

East Africa economic giant's Kenya has opened a major new railway between the port city of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi, 18 months early.

The $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence.

It took three-and-a-half years to build, using Chinese track-laying technology.

The line is supposed to eventually connect South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi with Mombasa.

It is the country's first new major railway in more than a century.

BBC

Updated: 31.05.2017 14:31
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