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Kenya's standard gauge railway service officially begins operations

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 16:27, May 31, 2017

MOMBASA, May 31 -- Kenya began operations on the Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Wednesday in a drive to revolutionize its transportation sector and speed up industrialization.

The 480-km SGR stretches from the port of Mombasa to Kenya's capital Nairobi, involving a total investment of 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, which makes it the African country's largest infrastructure project since its independence.

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