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Old March 14th, 2019, 08:29 PM   #101
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I also don't like it. It reminds me of the projects in the Queensbridge and Long Island meant for African Americans which ended up being failing. The truth is nobody wants to live in a place like that or raise a family on the 30th floor with no outdoors. The owners will disregard the properties because they are assured of tenants and income since the government will allocate the houses and eventually they fall into disrepair and become undesirable.

But that's what happens when the govt tries to correct a market failure, inefficiencies show up.

It might be a good solution for now but it's not the way to create affordable housing in the long run.
This is not a govt project it's a private sector riding on the affordable housing hype. The developers have quite some experience with kenyan market. They built Metro fairview in Pangani which is still in good shape. They have strict standards if you have been to their Great wall apartments.
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wait, i thought these houses are meant to be purchased through the housing contribution. if not, then ignore what i said
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Old March 15th, 2019, 12:48 AM   #103
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If I am not mistaken, this particular development is a private development on private property, so most of the units will be available at market rates. However, due to implementation of the bomayangu housing portal and new mortgage companies coming online, there may be affordable mortgages provided by the govt. that will make these units available to more low income earners.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 08:46 AM   #104
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A video (poor quality) between the governor and the road expansion plans to help ease congestion in the area. As talked about earlier in the forum, Jadongo road will be expanded by Erdemann into a dual carriage way. Additionally, the project's contractors will facilitate the expansion and rehabilitation of Nairobi River, running through this site:

https://www.facebook.com/GovernorMik...54914915/?t=45

Starts at the 0:45 second mark.
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Old March 22nd, 2019, 12:22 PM   #105
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Old March 22nd, 2019, 12:25 PM   #106
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Now that governor Sonko has launched the project, we need someone to get us shots on what's happening at the site.
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Old March 31st, 2019, 02:17 PM   #107
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Now that governor Sonko has launched the project, we need someone to get us shots on what's happening at the site.
The have walls all around the site hard to get shots. They are now excavating and continuing with the road works-the bridge across nairobi river. Nyayo market traders on Jadongo road are demolishing their stalls to pave way for the road works.
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Old May 19th, 2019, 12:23 PM   #108
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Ngara tupe updates tafadhali,it's been two months already......
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Old May 19th, 2019, 01:31 PM   #109
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Ngara tupe updates tafadhali,it's been two months already......
Nothing to report. Only the roadworks are continuing at a slower pace than before. They have delivered on the roadworks on schedule except the bridge over Nairobi river.

The site is rather quiet even the mechanics have re-occupied Jadongo road. Even the lorries that were carrying excavated materials have stopped. No cranes yet only mabati all round to secure the site.
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Old May 22nd, 2019, 08:54 PM   #110
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President Uhuru Kenyatta today made impromptu tours of housing and infrastructure projects in Nairobi. The President visited Parkroad Estate in Ngara where the Government is building 1,370 houses
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The Parkroad Estate housing project in Ngara is part of the Government’s plan to construct 500,000 #AffordableHousing units by 2022 under the pillar of the #Big4Agenda. The first phase of 228 units is expected to be ready by September this year
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Old June 13th, 2019, 07:40 AM   #111
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These are pics of the Park road project. Slowly rising and the cranes are moving 24/7.

On the River estate they are working to complete the road works. The workmanship on the cabro roads is very good, well done drainage, proper pedestrian paths. The Nyayo market traders have been doing more demolitions to give space for the roads. Most had encroached on the pedestrian paths and drainage. They are being compensated which is why you are not getting the usual noise around demolitions.
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Old June 13th, 2019, 04:10 PM   #112
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good news for once,its hard to come around in any more
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Old July 19th, 2019, 09:11 PM   #113
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Will be updating this on a monthly basis. Not much to report.

Work is still continuing on the cabro road. I would estimate around 90% done. They are concentrating on the span bridge across the nairobi river. They have re-directed the river to work on the bridge support structure. There are some works which look the nyayo market relocation area. The old market is to be demolished to give way for the missing link from Accra road to Ngara. The colonial footbridge will be demolished so new bridge has to be completed.

There is also an 12 floor highrise which is coming up on Musindi road(basement level). The River estate project is now acting as a catalyst for re-development of the area.

There is usually a lot of human traffic so it's hard to snap quality pics.
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Passed by the site today. Its nice seeing those three cranes swinging in action with workers beneath them. Almost reminded me of a smaller version of the GTC site but in Ngara.
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Old July 20th, 2019, 09:30 PM   #117
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@Kenguy...the construction site you've mentioned...is it Park road project or this one?
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Old July 20th, 2019, 10:06 PM   #118
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@Kenguy...the construction site you've mentioned...is it Park road project or this one?
Sorry its Park road Brian. I saw it somewhere after diverting off Thika road after the Pangani tunnel. Between the Sikh temple and Equity ngara roundabout.

Kinda get mixed up about these two projects.
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Old August 22nd, 2019, 07:54 PM   #119
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Excavation has resumed at this site. It looks like they needed to work on the river by raising the bank to prevent flooding during excavation. Activity has picked up at the site.
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Old August 22nd, 2019, 08:42 PM   #120
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Thankyou @ngara
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