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KR mulls golf city in Nairobi
BY ROBIN NJOGU
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NAIROBI, November 18 - Kenya Railways has announced an ambitious Sh23.5 billion master planned golf resort city near Nairobi’s Uhuru Park.

The project dubbed “Golf City” will be constructed in a sprawling 63-hectare land owned by Kenya Railways (KR) that is located between Haille Sellasie Avenue, Uhuru Highway and Bunyara road.

“The project will be completed over a maximum of six years from grant of the lease,” KR Managing Director Mr Nduva Muli said.

He said the investors would be required to commence development within a year of grant of the lease.

“The project will see the construction of a 5-star hotel, a modern 4-star hotel with state of the art conference facilities, exclusive cottages, an international quality 9-hole golf course and a huge shopping mall with sufficient parking lots,” he said.

Mr Muli said the golf city would be serviced by a new metropolitan railway line connecting to JKIA and the city centre.

“The special conditions contract stipulates that investors lease the land for a period of 60 years renewable,” he said.

The investors are however required to ensure that the golf course remains operational with minimal closures to undertake improvements.

“Bidders will be invited to an open forum on January 15 2009 to seek clarification on the tender,” he said.

The Kenya Railways Golf Club located half a kilometre from the city centre was established in 1922 as a private club for the Railway staff.
 

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Donald Trump Interested to Invest in Nairobi Golf City Development
http://allafrica.com/stories/200905060830.html

A record 44 companies have indicated an interest to invest in the multi billion shilling Nairobi Golf City development, Business Daily reports.

Expressions of interest came from US property tycoon Donald Trump, Commercial Bank of Africa, Associated Motors, Spencon International, TPD Serena, Premiere Flour Mills and Actis, among others.

The proposed Golf City will be located on a 73-acre land belonging to Kenya Railways.

According to Nduva Muli, Kenya Railways managing director, bids will be opened in one month's time and the US$600 million contract will be announced after technical evaluations.

The project will comprise a 100 room five star hotel, a 600 room four star hotel, a nine hole golf course, a golf club house with a modern gym and associated facilities, conference facilities, exhibition rooms, shopping mall, and an IMAX
 

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Donald Trump Interested to Invest in Nairobi Golf City Development
http://allafrica.com/stories/200905060830.html

A record 44 companies have indicated an interest to invest in the multi billion shilling Nairobi Golf City development, Business Daily reports.

Expressions of interest came from US property tycoon Donald Trump, Commercial Bank of Africa, Associated Motors, Spencon International, TPD Serena, Premiere Flour Mills and Actis, among others.

The proposed Golf City will be located on a 73-acre land belonging to Kenya Railways.

According to Nduva Muli, Kenya Railways managing director, bids will be opened in one month's time and the US$600 million contract will be announced after technical evaluations.

The project will comprise a 100 room five star hotel, a 600 room four star hotel, a nine hole golf course, a golf club house with a modern gym and associated facilities, conference facilities, exhibition rooms, shopping mall, and an IMAX
This is huge!Donald Trump should get it.
 

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Very big news!

It would be great if Trump got it.

Trump is known for his enthusiasm for tall buildings.

If he won the tender, its possible that the plans could include a skyscraper on the site!
 

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i thought it was only a nigerian thing but apparently its not. why is it everytime a massive project is being built they have to call it a city?
 

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Last time i heard about this project was last year.Apparently some politicians and businessmen close to Kibaki who play golf at the club were opposed to the project.Tendering had not even kicked off.So i am not sure what is going on at the moment.
 

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Even with the Golfing Buddies not obliging, KR is still largely a mess they have such array of pompous visions yet they are insolvent(declared) but to their credit they have large sleuths of land all over the country. Hopefully the Govt will fix KR and ASAP, otherwise it will be difficult to realise such noble projects.
 

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Great! I think KR is trying 2 exploit on land as their asset to get a bail-out.... remember the advert that they plan to put up similar investments on the idol plots they own in Msa/Ksm.... whoever has renders for this my compliment this thread....

Nway this is very positive...
 

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