SGR will not cause loss of jobs in trans­port – in­dus­try of­fi­cial

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

Cargo lo­gis­tics ser­vices com­pany, Sig­i­non Group, has al­layed fears there will be job cuts in the trans­porta­tion sec­tor once the Stan­dard Gauge Rail­way is fully op­er­a­tional. The SGR, which will con­nect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Su­dan is the East African’s big­gest trans­port pro­ject, and is ex­pected to re­duce the cost of pas­sen­ger and cargo trans­porta­tion across the na­tions. Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Me­shack Kip­turgo said: “If the pric­ing is right with the SGR, we will move our cargo by rail. But if it is ex­pen­sive, we will use trucks to move cargo by road,” Kip­turgo said, adding the rail will not cover all ar­eas thus the last mile will al­ways be served by trucks.

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