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Old May 20th, 2019, 12:18 AM   #61
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The EIA study for Park road housing.
https://www.nema.go.ke/images/Docs/E...rkroad-min.pdf

Block A- 6 floors
Block B-13 floors
Block D-14 floors
Block E- 12 floors
Block F- parking silo 7 floors
Block G-Kindergarten, social etc.

Update on this project
Block A-6 floors almost topped out(working on the roofing area). They are now plastering the exterior walls
Block B-my quick estimate now on the 4th floor
Block D-starting on the 2nd floor
Block E-starting on the 1st floor
Block F & G-not visible
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https://twitter.com/housingurbanke?lang=en

Progress on this project from the link. Block A is 95% complete.
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Progress on this project from the link. Block A is 95% complete.
I know it's much better than the current stock of low income housing, but I hope the aesthetics of these high rise designs improves...

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Old August 12th, 2019, 04:04 PM   #65
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Update on this project
Block A-6 floors almost topped out(working on the roofing area). They are now plastering the exterior walls
Block B-my quick estimate now on the 4th floor
Block D-starting on the 2nd floor
Block E-starting on the 1st floor
Block F & G-not visible
Updating the floor count-my estimate
Block A-6 floors complete
Block B- 7 floors done- 6 more to go
Block D- 4 floors done- 10 remaining
Block E- 5 floors done Ground & 1st floor is commercial space. 7 more
Block F & G-not visible

There is no block C- Government refused this block because it would crowd the area.

Going into the Pangani area is like stepping into a giant construction zone. Green nets everywhere.

Key Project Timelines from the Bomayangu website

Construction period = 24months
Completion of 228 units by 31 October 2019
Phase 2 - 260 units by June 2020
Final phases by October 2020

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Old August 12th, 2019, 05:48 PM   #66
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Old August 13th, 2019, 10:34 AM   #67
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They couldn't improve the window designs? Makes it look like small building jail cells.

The small buildings have better windows.
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Those are the typical jua Kali windows
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Those are the typical jua Kali windows
And the older estates have nice windows.
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Those are the typical jua Kali windows
Exactly.. this was the trade-off that was made. In order to achieve additional economic trickle-down effect to the informal sector, a number of jua kali organizations were to be contracted to make everything from the window fittings, doors etc. This is the result of that... not the best aesthetics, but overall meaningful employment/project opportunities

Of course it would be better if the govt. promoted the need for better designs, but they've never been good with that
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Exactly.. this was the trade-off that was made. In order to achieve additional economic trickle-down effect to the informal sector, a number of jua kali organizations were to be contracted to make everything from the window fittings, doors etc. This is the result of that... not the best aesthetics, but overall meaningful employment/project opportunities

Of course it would be better if the govt. promoted the need for better designs, but they've never been good with that
The only way they can sustain/develop the JuaKali industry is by promoting innovation. Govt/ developer should come up with the specifications and support the guys with equipment but demand the juakali guys to produce the products in line with universal specifications. Seem to be doing it the other way round. Hope milango si zile za ocha with a "Z" pattern frame.
Innovation in the JuaKali is very wanting and is the reason why they cannot scale easy. Take sanduku za boarding as an example; They have remained the same (hadi ata color) from way back in the days.

I was also disappointed when I went to Masai Market to try and shop for a few souvenir stuff. Every seller had almost the same product. Even paintings and carvings were more or less the same. This has remained the same from way back!
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I do not like that word 'jua kali' industry.It means informal,low skilled and made directly under the sun with no formal building.I mean it is nice they are getting the work but I wish they were more formal,trained and had better standards for the industry.If they could be able to export those products and they could compete with other products internationally then those products would be of high standards
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I do not like that word 'jua kali' industry.It means informal,low skilled and made directly under the sun with no formal building.I mean it is nice they are getting the work but I wish they were more formal,trained and had better standards for the industry.If they could be able to export those products and they could compete with other products internationally then those products would be of high standards
True I share your concerns ,but the lathe machines,ISO certification,skilled engineering and other stuff don't come cheap.Its hard a hard process but not impossible .
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True I share your concerns ,but the lathe machines,ISO certification,skilled engineering and other stuff don't come cheap.Its hard a hard process but not impossible .
True they do not come easy but they have to be done for Kenya to move to the next level.Nothing good comes easy.You cannot move to another level while doing the same things as at the previous level.I digress a bit but it is like Brexit.The Brits want to leave the EU but still have the benefits that accrue from being in the EU.You cannot have your cake and eat it.You have to take the hard parts to achieve what you want not just the easy parts
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Very well put. The good thing is that there has been a concerted effort nationwide to invest in technical/vocational (trade) institutions that have taught a ton of young people everything from metal work, carpentry, plumbing, welding etc. etc. utilizing modern equipment. From the outside, it appears the skilled labor is being developed in sufficient quantities -- it's now just about implementing the support structures and policies to better leverage this...
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Kenya has this copy-past affinity and I am times puzzled why we do not think long term and also how to differentiate one products from another. From the mall craze that happened earlier where we now have a mall glut to maasai market vendors basically replicating each other including paintings!! The common trend goes like this.. so and so opened an m-pesa shop and it is doing well. Let me also open on close to her! Hata mimi nitafanya hivyo! Even something simple as manufacturing house furniture is a disaster. Telling someone of your custom furniture vision one will have to pull hairs! Workmanship also has to greatly improve! If ikea comes to town they may all have to close shop or shape up! Though many of us are not fans of mdf furniture.
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They couldn't improve the window designs? Makes it look like small building jail cells.

The small buildings have better windows.
I wish you could see the raw sewage flowing on the Kinshasa roadeven before they connect this project. Window design would be least of your concern. For a flagship project it's an embarrassment. No effort to redo the roads so far.
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I wish you could see the raw sewage flowing on the Kinshasa roadeven before they connect this project. Window design would be least of your concern. For a flagship project it's an embarrassment. No effort to redo the roads so far.
Its weird considering they are making every effort to redo the access roads to the river project in the same area.
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Its weird considering they are making every effort to redo the access roads to the river project in the same area.
Park road is govt PPP and Ederman are just like contractor/developer. Govt is supposed to re-do the access roads but you know transport ministry is just a mess. In this case Ederman has nothing to lose. They will just build the buildings, get paid and hand the entire development to the govt.

River project is entirely an Ederman project, just like Syokimau-Greatwall. Unfortunately due to govt failure, the contractor/investor has to foot the bill for the access roads and sewerage or risk not selling any unit.
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I do not like that word 'jua kali' industry.It means informal,low skilled and made directly under the sun with no formal building.I mean it is nice they are getting the work but I wish they were more formal,trained and had better standards for the industry.If they could be able to export those products and they could compete with other products internationally then those products would be of high standards
We killed technical institutions in favor of academic universities, which has contributed to massive unemployment. These Jua Kali people learn through job shadowing which has no clear training structures. Terrible workmanship you see around is the result of a technical sector that was destroyed by our own government policy makers. Too sad.
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