Key access point
Over the past decades, China Wu Yi has grown from humble beginnings to a highly professional international construction project contractor. It has chalked up remarkable achievements by implementing over 50 infrastructure projects in Kenya in the construction of highways, bridges, airports, hospitals, and installation of electromechanical equipment.
“Projects we undertook include a high-grade highway extending over hundreds of km, residential buildings of more than 400,000 square meters and the expansion of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,” said Lin Feng, General Manager of China Wu Yi Kenya Branch.
More recently, the company has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of a 25-km section of the Nairobi-nakuru highway, aimed at easing traffic in and out of the capital. This estimated $163-million massive road construction is the largest highway project ever undertaken by China Wu Yi overseas.
Lin, a Fujian Province native who has worked nine years in Africa, attributed this success to Kenya’s economic progress.
Kenya is regarded as an important regional player because of the port of Mombasa, which is regarded as a key access point for Africa on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
The Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 with the aim of building trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road routes.
“Being part of the Belt and Road Initiative allows our country and the continent to move to a new platform, through which global collaboration will allow for valueaddition, innovation and increased prosperity,” said Kenyan President Kenyatta while attending the Belt and