Chinese-built modern railway in Kenya lauded for its green ethos-Xinhua


NAIROBI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) — The Mombasa-Nairobi SGR connects Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city.

It’s Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since its independence in 1963.

The Mombasa-Nairobi SGR snakes through Tsavo National Park, a world-famous tourist destination.

To protect the safety of wildlife, the SGR contractor erected electric fences on both sides of the tracks besides installing wide underpasses at short intervals to facilitate the movement of animals.

Efforts have also been made to ensure that the mangrove forests and estuaries were not affected by the infrastructure project, as tall concrete pillars support an overpass for the SGR.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

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