KRC Extends Bidding Deadline for Cross-Country Rail Project Tender

KRC Extends Bidding Deadline for Cross-Country Rail Project Tender
November 1, 2010 6:02 pm

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has extended the bidding deadline for a new cross-country line to run between the port city of Mombasa and Kampala, Uganda, to 2 December 2010.

The bidding deadline had previously been set for 27 October, and KRC has asked the firms that have already placed bids to resubmit them.
The proposed Mombasa-Kampala railway line is expected to increase intra-regional trade and encourage road freight to be transferred to rail.
Kenya Railways has invited bids for consultancy services for preliminary design, and for an environmental and social assessment of the section ending at the Kenyan border.
The standard gauge railway line will be built to meet the increasing transport demands in the region, according to Reuters.
All studies for the line are scheduled to be complete by March 2011. Construction should begin in November 2011, and it is expected to be completed within three years. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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