Kenya’s construction industry eyes opportunities, partnerships with US companies

March 17, 2023


Government agencies in the public works sector and Kenyan construction companies this week participated in one of the largest construction expos in the US.

The Kenyan delegation at the CONEXPO in Las Vegas was led by Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary Zachariah Njeru. The CS was accompanied by Public Works Principal Secretary Joel Arumonyang Loremoi and officials of the National Construction Authority among others.

While speaking at a reception at the expo, CS Njeru said there are huge opportunities for Kenyan construction companies to export building products to the US.

“The construction industry has the potential to overtake agriculture and textiles as one of Kenya’s biggest exports to the US,” said the CS.

Kenya’s participation in the expo comes as the Government moves ahead with the Affordable Housing Programme through which it will build 200,000 affordable housing units annually. The Government is encouraging local and foreign investors to partner with the State in constructing the affordable housing units.

The expo featured the latest developments to technology-based solutions in the construction industry.

The CS was in the US to attend high-level events held alongside the 67th UN Commission on the Status of Women held in New York where he spoke on how the digitization and automation of land records can boost the rights of women.


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