NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), contractor of
Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), on Thursday handed over an
access road and upgraded schools to a community in southern
county of Kajiado.
CRBC officials and
local leaders witnessed the hand-over of the access road and the
upgraded Kerarapon Primary and Secondary schools to the
Li Gang, the
Assistant General Manager of CRBC, said financing the
construction of an access road and modernization of schools in
Kajiado County was in line with the firm’s corporate social
responsibility ethos that have cemented its relationship with
Li said CRBC as a
responsible company has always been mindful of the needs and
aspirations of the local communities while implementing mega
He revealed that
CRBC rallied behind humanitarian interventions for drought
victims in Turkana County in 2011 while supporting education for
under-privileged children in Nairobi’s informal settlements.
According to Li,
CRBC has made donations to MCEDO Beijing Academy in Mathare
slums and Ngara Girls High School located in Nairobi.
The 480-km Nairobi-Mombasa
SGR project created over 46,000 jobs during its implementation
by the CRBC which commenced in 2014 and was operationalized in
The CRBC has also
fully sponsored 100 Kenyan bright high school graduates to study
Railway Engineering in Beijing Jiaotong University and
encouraged local supplies to deliver critical goods, materials
and equipment to the SGR project.
Li said engineering
related sectors in Kenya were revitalized while mutual benefits
were realized during construction of the modern railway line.
access road and modern schools in Kajiado County will symbolize
its spirit of Build Roads & Bridges, Make Contribution to the
Society, he added.
Shamsha Adan, the
director of Kajiado County Education Department, hailed the CRBC
for its contribution toward infrastructure development and
upgrading of social amenities in Kenya in the last three
“The new classroom
built by CRBC for Middle School will become a model for other
schools in Kajiado County,” said Adan.
“I hope that the
children will study hard and contribute to the development of
Kenya in the future,” Adan added.