NEW KENYA CEMENT RAILWAY

The Kenyan government plans to build a new railway from Nakuru-Kabarnet to Marich in the Pokot Central District, where a large Indian cement manufacturing company plans to erect a Sh6.4 billion ($US83.2m) cement factory, industrialisation permanent secretary professor John Lonyangapuo has announced. The entry of the Cemtech company in West Pokot was an indication of the area’s huge economic potential, he said, adding that the new investor will not only help develop the area, but also create many job opportunities.

”The construction of the railway line is long overdue,” he was quoted saying. “The Government will make deliberate efforts to woo and provide a conducive atmosphere to attract investors.” Pointing out that the factory will serve as a major gateway to opening up the region’s untapped tourism and agricultural potential.

Cemtech group director Rajesh Rawal said the proposed cement plant will manufacture a variety of other products. Limestone deposits in West Pokot will be viable for industrial use for at least 50 years, he explained, adding “We are set to produce 600,000 tones of cement per year in the first phase.”

6 Responses to “NEW KENYA CEMENT RAILWAY”

  1. Shall Ford October 28, 2009 at 02:47 #

    Cement is a very useful building material. Railway uses include culverts and concrete sleepers.

  2. Shall Ford October 28, 2009 at 02:47 #

    Cement is a very useful building material. Railway uses include culverts and concrete sleepers.

  3. Shall Ford October 28, 2009 at 04:47 #

    Cement is a very useful building material. Railway uses include culverts and concrete sleepers.

  4. Shall Ford April 21, 2014 at 13:03 #

    MARICH CEMENT WORKS RAILWAY BRANCH LINE

    A item dated 20 Feb 2013 suggests that the Marich cement works railway branch line has been cancelled.

    See: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2013/02/raila-cancels-west-pokot-factory-tender/

    SF 21 Apr 2014

    PS 2 of the previous 3 items are duplicates and can be deleted.

  5. Shall Ford April 21, 2014 at 13:10 #

    SEARCH FUNCTION & UNCATEGORIZED ITEMS IN AFRICA UPDATE

    Does RA have a search function?

    I have tried to search for it but have been unsuccessful. :-(

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    There are a few items in AFRICA UPDATE that are in the “Uncategorized” Category.

    Since the Uncategorized Category does not appear to be listed, such items are hard to finds.

    Could a pull-down menu item be created to cater for such Uncategorized items. This would be also useful other odd and left over items.

    SF 21 Apr 2014

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      stationmaster April 22, 2014 at 08:45 #

      Hi Shall Ford

      Thank you for your post’s, its wonderful to see active participants on the website. Those Items shouldn’t be uncategorized and we will look into it. We like your idea of inserting
      a search bar and we will be looking into implementing it.

      Kind regards
      Stationmaster

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