The foundation of a network of Kenyan railways to be built with the support of China

With the support of China, the construction of a network of Kenyan railways was laid: the foundation of a new network of railways in Kenya, which will be built with the financial support of China and will extend to neighboring countries Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
According to the BBC, the head of the groundbreaking ceremony, President of the State Uhuru Kenyatta 50 years ago, since the independence of the country's largest infrastructure project, considered the rail network in Kenya, not only in the entire East African region would be the beginning of a new era, he said.
Describing the project as a ağ historical turning point an, Kenyatta stated that the East African region will be one of the most important investment centers of the continent thanks to the network of railways.
The first part of the railways will be built between the port city of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi. The 2017 hour-long journey between Mombasa and Nairobi will be reduced to 15 hours, thanks to the rail expected to be completed in 4.
After the completion of the first part, the rail network will extend to Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
The maximum speed limit in the railway network will be 120 kilometers per hour for passenger trains and 80 kilometers per hour for freight trains.
A large portion of the financial resources for railways expected to cost around $ 5,2 billion will be provided by China.
The agreement on the project was signed in August by Kenya President Kenyatta and the Chinese President Shi Cin Cinping.
Some circles opposed signing a contract with China's official Road and Bridge Company for the project without bidding.

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