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Chinese Contractor Adopts Manufactured Sand in Quest for Alternative to Natural Sand

The presence of Chinese construction companies in Kenya is evident from the big projects they are handling; from roads to office complexes to shopping malls. The current government’s flagship transport project, the Standard Gauge Railway, which replaces the century-old lunatic express from the coastal city of Mombasa to Malaba to the west, is Kenya’s biggest project contracted to a Chinese company and funded by the Chinese government to date.

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