Kenya’s Concrete Dependent Infrastructure and Economy

They encase steel bars with CONCRETE

This requires a working concrete supply chainJoseph Kinyua, permanent secretary at the Treasury of Kenya is arguing that if the country wants to reach its economic goals it must improve infrastructure. He is hoping to attract more private investors to help this work to move forward.

The economy has been growing at 10% but government leaders realize that a solid infrastructure is needed to become a middle-income country.

Loans from the African Development Bank have helped with road and energy projects, but leadership still understands that private industry is the way to build infrastructure and grow the local economy.

Concrete is the glue that connects almost every construction project that is needed in Kenya, so investments in the supply systems will also be necessary in order to meet these growth objectives. As Kenya moves toward a middle-income country they realize they will be building a future on a foundation of concrete. This is a common pattern in successful international development…

Maybe this sector should get more attention in development discussions?

What is your thoughts on using concrete to raise economic strength?

Image is of the Nairobi-Thika highway project from Reuters Africa

Bruce Christensen is the author at CementTrust


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I am a director with Cement Trust and passionate about improving cement-based production in the poorest nations of the world.
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