Top 5 Ongoing Mega Construction Projects In Kenya
Kenya is one of the top economies in Africa also one of the leading construction hubs in sub Saharan Africa. According to Business Monetary International Research, the projects will help boost growth of the country's construction industry by 8.7 percent from 2017 and will remain steady up untill 2026. Here are the top 5 mega construction projects ongoing in the country right now.
The Pinnacle Tower Project
The project is located at Upper Hill, a fast growing financial hub in Nairobi. The 900 feet long twin building will have 70 floors including a 45 floor Hilton hotel, 20 floors of offices, 200 residential houses , 3 floor basement parking, and 3 floor luxury mall. Upon completion the building will be 385 metres tall making it the tallest building in Africa. The total cost of the project is estimated to be 200 million US dollars.
Malindi to Bagamoyo Highway
This is a road connecting the town of Malindi in Kenya and Bagamoyo in Tanzania. The road covers 180 kilometres from Malindi to Mombasa southwards. It then continues south for 106 kilometres through the town of Lungalunga to the Tanzanian boarder. The highway is expected to improve cross boarder trade, tourism, Socio-economic development and promote regional integration. The project id directly managed by the East African community. It's upgrade will be jointly funded by the European Union and African Development Bank. The cost of the project if projected at 751.3 million US dollars.
Kipevu Oil Terminal
In the bid to build the terminal, a tender has been awarded to the China Communications Construction Company . The Beijing based construction firm has begun developing the 395.6 Million Dollars terminal in Mombasa. The terminal will have a four vessel capacity, with each vessel being able to hold up to 100,000 deadweight tonnage.It will also have a liquified petroleum gas line.
The Nairobi Expressway project
The new expressway is aimed at reducing traffic jams in the city. when finished it will be a 27 kilometres highway that will connect Jommo Kenyatta International airport to the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The 600 million dollar project will also help ease movement into and out of the city.
This is 5000 acres of technological hub with schools, homes, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sports and entertainment complex and manufacturing areas. It will have more than 150,000 residents and daily visitors of up to 30,000. It is also an industrial park.