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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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The project will cover 2,500 square meters on the seven-acre piece of land in
Westlands in Nairobi and will include offices, residential units, commercial units and a hotel/CFM

Global Chinese manufacturing firm AVIC International Holding Corporation is expected to invest over Sh17.8 billion ($200million) in setting up its Africa Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Speaking during the launching ceremony in Nairobi, Avic International Africa Director Huang Hong You said they had decided to build their Africa headquarters in Nairobi not only due to their close relationship with, Kenya but due to the conducive business environment in the country.
“Our company has set up holding subsidiaries in major cities across China; has established over 110 branches in more than 50 countries and owns eight listed companies. In Africa, we have around 20 branches, and Kenya is planned as our headquarters in Africa,” Huang said.
The project will cover 2,500 square meters on the seven-acre piece of land in Westlands in Nairobi and will include offices, residential units, commercial units and a hotel.
The company says during the five year construction period, the project is expected to create at least 2,000 jobs and over 3,000 jobs once complete.
“We have received a lot of support from the Kenyan government in this project and we are very grateful. We hope to create employment and help in making Kenya an investment hub in the continent,’ Avic International President Wu Guangquan said.
Avic International is the first Chinese firm to set its Africa Headquarters in Kenya, a move that will see more Chinese firm set shop in the country and the region according to Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa who attended the ceremony.
“I would like our companies to now transform from just contractors of various project here in Kenya and become investors,” Liu said.
Some of the major projects the company is undertaking in the country at the moment include the construction of Terminal 4 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the Greenfield Airport. Others are the construction of mega real estate project in Runda, Two Rivers by Centum Investment Company Limited
and UAP Towers in Upperhill.
“Thank you for choosing Kenya as the continental home. Kenya is the gateway for to East African Community of 140 million people. This project will attract more investors from China,” East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie said. “I urge you and other companies coming to Kenya to join ventures with our local companies,” Kandie added assuring government support.
http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/...hq-in-nairobi/


lets hope at least one of the structures will be over 30 floors.
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i will confirm the site on the weekend because there was land owned by avic just behind the mirage
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i will confirm the site on the weekend because there was labd owned by avic just behind the mirage

China town is coming to NBI...
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with 17.8billion..these guys should put a skyscraper not less by 50 stroreis
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with 17.8billion..these guys should put a skyscraper not less by 50 stroreis

I hope you are right Brian.
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Firms from the far east are interesting, AVICs main business is aeroplane manufacturing like Boeing or Airbus but here in Kenya everybody thinks its core business is construction
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I think AVIC is truly trying to capture the market using construction. But the purpose for the headquarters and hopefully a manufacturing plant we'll see them making planes here for Kenyans and Africans.
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DR DJ Chris Kirubi, always where money is..
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17.8 billion...cool project....
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I hear the number of chinese tourists has greatly increased. In future, with more and more chinese investing in Kenya and EA in general, tourism numbers will spike. This is just one of the benefits.
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I think AVIC is truly trying to capture the market using construction. But the purpose for the headquarters and hopefully a manufacturing plant we'll see them making planes here for Kenyans and Africans.
making planes in kenya?
maybe my grandson will see that.
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making planes in kenya?
maybe my grandson will see that.
Once power production is increased and stable it will be possible.

The effects of the Chinese premier visit will still be felt for a while.
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Once power production is increased and stable it will be possible.

The effects of the Chinese premier visit will still be felt for a while.
i also ope it turns out that way man.
anyway, what happened to some chinese media house hq that was availed to be constructed in nairobi?
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i also ope it turns out that way man.
anyway, what happened to some chinese media house hq that was availed to be constructed in nairobi?
watu wa karen wanatuangusha, thinking out aloud, is there any huge building built or one thats under construction by a chinesse firm?
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i don't understand today on the sunday nation paper pg 34 there was a small article on nairobi county and they were. talking about the avic office block..now the budget they say is 500million...so which is which??
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i don't understand today on the sunday nation paper pg 34 there was a small article on nairobi county and they were. talking about the avic office block..now the budget they say is 500million...so which is which??
May be it was a typing error. I thought it was $200,000.
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you know that is 17.8 million not 17.8 billion
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you know that is 17.8 million not 17.8 billion
I meant $200 million. Seems I am also being affected by typing error phenomenon.
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