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Old December 6th, 2014, 07:31 PM   #801
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Where is the 'Super' in this project? SGR stands for Standard Gauge Rail.
Not the project as such but if u look at the map i posted above from kenyan railway they used the prefix with every single bridge being built
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Old December 6th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #802
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That's a brilliant idea, if only we can learn from the Chinese with the Mombasa - Nairobi road. What is interesting and very unfortunate is that Kenyans learn how to do it, we share with others and they become better than us. What dogs our dear country? This has some historical evidence in Rwanda, Botswana Namibia, etc. And then we remain priding in how we trained and built others' systems when ours get dilapidated. What have we learnt to do differently now? We better change how we do things, I know monitoring, evaluation and maintenance is the weakness. So why are our systems not doing so well in this critical area?
Maybe they could ask this black Namibian company to construct the second part of the project. They just completed laying tracks through very complicated terrain reconnecting the coastal town of Luderitz to national network... Due to the lack of Namibians i think they would actually hire more Kenyans then the current contractor...
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Old December 6th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #803
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This Video is long about 1hr 30 mins but very interesting. Gives some idea What China may be up to in Africa. But the guy is selling the book of course!
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Old December 6th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #804
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I think this thread should be changed from approved to UC. I saw a lot of construction work going on on my drive from Nairobi to Mombasa
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Old December 6th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #805
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Have they delivered any locomotives?
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Old December 6th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #806
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You know it that you are not being truthful. They could not build Ngong-Kiserian Road and now they can build SGR? Really? Why didn't they get Thika road? Kenyan contractors only know how to divert money to build their own houses and estates while the roads they are supposed to be building are filled with dirt! I hope they get no such contracts. I think there's a point where blind patriotism stops and realism begins.
Watch the video i posted and hear what engineer kamau says.

It's all about skills transfer and a lot of Kenyans will be getting a lot of skills in the next three years in learning how to build the railway. Just like how DAKTA put it in how the SGR is different from a metre gauge track.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 05:33 AM   #807
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Thread should really be changed to U/C
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Old December 8th, 2014, 03:37 PM   #808
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Nice!
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Old December 8th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #809
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cargo transport would be lowered by 60% !
that would make kenya yet more competitive.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 05:23 PM   #810
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Yaap,my mole on ground told me this project was U/C like a month ago.
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then why is this thread still reading approved?
se9 change it to u/c
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SGR construction commences in a fortnight
Dec 11 2014

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Old December 12th, 2014, 01:46 PM   #813
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Them workers look like they are ready to go... Must be frustrating for them having to wait so long.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 02:56 PM   #815
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Mombasa to Nairobi Railway Under Construction
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 04:21 PM   #817
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Very nice and impressive for Kenya..and we keep marching on!!
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 05:21 PM   #818
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Mombasa to Nairobi Railway Under Construction
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What happened to the vid
yo that was like the most informative and interactive video on SGR
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 05:22 PM   #819
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Go Africa!

I still dream of Dakar or Lagos to Mombassa rail. With each step it becomes closer to reality. West Africa needs to get its act together.
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 06:04 PM   #820
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@ SE9 is the video above still available from the source?
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