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Kenya, France agree $3 billion deals as Macron visits

By Lucie Morangi in Nairobi, Kenya | China Daily | Updated: 2019-03-16 07:15

Economic deals worth more than $3 billion were signed between Kenya and France on Wednesday, which are expected to improve the East African country's infrastructure, food, security and technology.

The agreements signed between visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, include the construction of a 20-kilometer commuter railway that links downtown Nairobi and the capital city's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

They also include a $1.6 billion contract to improve a 200-kilometer highway from Nairobi to western Kenya for passenger and freight transportation.

Kenya, France agree $3 billion deals as Macron visits

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