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Kenya is looking for Strategic Partners to undertake the construction of Nairobi Railway City and related amenities. 

Announcing the tender for the project, the State Department for Housing and Urban Development(SDHUD) said that the plan is to redevelop the Nairobi Central Railway Station and its surrounding areas into a multi-modal, transit oriented, urban development dubbed “The Nairobi Railway City.”

The project is being carried out in collaboration with Kenya Railways, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), SDHUD and the newly formed  Railway City Development Authority.

“Owing to its strategic location, the Nairobi Station Area will be developed into an iconic nerve centre for the Nairobi multimodal transport system with a world class new central station incorporating mixed use commercial developments, housing and intermodal facilities,” the advertisement reads in part.

Nairobi Railway City Master plan
Nairobi Railway City Master plan

The project site is located at the centre of Nairobi city and is surrounded by the industrial area to the south, the CBD area to the north and dilapidated and ready for redevelopment residential houses on the eastern side.

The total area is 172ha (425 acre) and will be the largest and most ambitious development to be undertaken in Nairobi metropolitan region since independence that will attract local and international private capital to the region.

Interested and eligible candidates may download the full details of the EOI from our website: www.housingandurban.go.ke. All bids are to be received on or before [20
August 2020] at 3pm East African time.

The Sh27.91 billion project will be implemented in phases over 20 years with the first phase due for development between 2020 and 2030.

It is a strategic project that will play a major role in Kenya’s post COVID recovery period.

The project is also designed to promote and further enhance the global competitiveness of Kenya’s capital city Nairobi.

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