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Chinese enterprise signs Kenya's Thika BRT project

July 20, 2020


Abstract : A joint venture formed by STECOL Corporation together with Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute (Group) has recently signed a contract for design and construction of Kenya's Thika expressway bus rapid transit (BRT) project, announced STECOL, an enterprise under Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA).

BEIJING, July 20 (Xinhua) -- A joint venture formed by STECOL Corporation together with Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute (Group) has recently signed a contract for design and construction of Kenya's Thika expressway bus rapid transit (BRT) project, announced STECOL, an enterprise under Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA).

The project is located in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. With a contract value of approximately 50 million U.S. dollars.,the project includes design and construction of rapid bus lanes, stations and other supporting facilities.

It is learned that the total length of the project is about 27 kilometers, with the length of dedicated lanes totaling 20.18 kilometers. A total of 25 midway stations is designed on the whole line. Besides, reconstruction work of 10 overpasses, 2 depots, and related supporting facilities of original and terminal stations was also included.

After completion, the BRT project will become the first model operating route of Kenya's rapid transit system, and will efficiently improve local bus operation.

(Edited by Bao Nuomin with Xinhua Silk Road, baonuomin@xinhua.org)

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