In Kenya, a major infrastructure deal has been signed between the national treasury and the Chinese government.
China Exim Bank will be providing a loan of 225 million US dollars to open up the eastern part of the country by upgrading the Kibwezi â€“ Kitui highway. It is a three phase project which aims to complete 472 kilometers of road network that will eventually link the east with the northern part of the country, as well as act as a gateway to Southern Ethiopia. The eastern part of Kenya which is home to over 5 million people has severely lagged behind in terms of infrastructure. Its hoped this project will change that.
Kenyaâ€™s ministry of infrastructure says construction is due to start on the 6th of December and will take 36 months to complete.
Source: CCTV Africa
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