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The East African region is transforming with multibillion dollar projects planned or already underway in the different sectors of their economies.…

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In 2017, 11 of the 43 major infrastructure projects in East Africa were in Kenya and while these numbers may have shifted, the dynamics have not changed much for the region.

For the past 20 years, East Africa has experienced an unprecedented real estate boom which has transformed the skylines changing the building landscape and inventory.

While the demand continues, especially for affordable housing targeting the low-income bracket, the shopping malls and office spaces are outpacing demand leading to declining returns in the sector for some.

The East African region still has a high and unmet demand for warehouses, hotels and student hostels as more and more students continue seeking education far from home.

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Over the course of time, construction has primarily focused on high-end assets due to the belief that they delivered higher margins and higher returns …

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ) and General Electric (GE) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in infrastructure projects that will see the increase in health modernisation programmes and the supply of electric energy.

Under the MoU, General Electric will work with the government of DRC to look into power solutions that will increase electricity in the country’s power grid and benefit thousands of homes.

General Electric will also work with the ministry of health for the modernisation of the Congo’s health system at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. It will look into the infrastructures and equipment for maternal and child health, oncology and cardiology.

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According to the agreement, there will be focus on training and capacity building of local talent for the sustainability of the initiatives.

“Partnership with governments …