Chinese President Xi Jinping extended on Sunday his condolences to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena over the death of more than a hundred people in flash floods, CCTV has reported.


2017-05-28 19:05 GMT+8

'Road to prosperity' episode 4: What changes will the new railway bring to Mombasa and its port? As the economies of Kenya and East Africa develop, the port of Mombasa – the biggest sea port in East Africa – has become more bustling than ever. Although a meter-gauge railway is available to transport shipping containers, most of the cargo passing through Mombasa Port is carried on a highway due to the lack of rail capacity and inability to transport empty containers. However, the main construction of the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is already completed and will be commissioned on June 1. What changes will the new railway bring to Mombasa and its port?
'Road to Prosperity' episode 3: Full test operation for Mombasa-Nairobi Railway It has been two years since work on the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project started in December, 2014. The construction of subgrade, bridges and culverts and track laying have been completed. A test for full operation is currently underway to ensure that the catenary system, communication equipment, signal and other equipment along the railway line are all functioning normally. Adjustments will be made when a glitch is found, until each part of the system is seamlessly running.
'Road to Prosperity' episode 2: Female train operators on Kenyan railways On June 1, the trains of The Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will be put into service, with President Uhuru Kenyatta scheduled to take the inaugural ride between the two cities. At his request, the train will be driven by a female driver. Training drivers is crucial for the success and sustainability of the infrastructure project. Concillia is one of many trainee conductors of the Mombassa-Nairobi Railway Project who, earlier this year, visited China for a 50-day vocational training. Concillia said she was confident she would be chosen as the train driver for President Kenyatta. Regardless of who will be chosen for the task, Concillia and her friends have already written an important chapter in the history of railways in Kenya, and Africa at large.