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Expand and electrify the SGR to reach Uganda for maximum efficiency and impact.

To secure the sustainable economic success of the Kenyan standard gauge railway (SGR) network, it is imperative to extend it all the way to Uganda. The recent announcement of plans to expand the SGR from Suswa to Malaba marks a significant move, with Uganda eagerly anticipating the extension to Kampala and beyond. By incorporating electrification, seizing emerging opportunities in bulk haulage, and fostering a partnership with Uganda, the SGR can not only enhance its competitiveness but also play a pivotal role in transforming regional transportation and economic development. This strategic expansion holds the key to unlocking new avenues for growth and connectivity, positioning the SGR as a vital driver of progress in the region.
In addition to the economic benefits, electrification presents a significant opportunity for environmental sustainability. By embracing renewable energy solutions, such as electrification, the SGR can significantly reduce carbon emissions and qualify for green climate finance. This eco-friendly approach not only aligns with global trends towards sustainable transportation but also contributes to mitigating climate change and promoting a greener future for the region.
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https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/opinion-analysis/columnists/extend-and-electrify-sgr-all-the-way-to-uganda-to-make-it-viable-4534316



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  • Grace Njeri

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    This will immensely plays a crucial role in reducing carbon emission in the train industry.

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    • johnte ndeto

      3 w

      Electrification of the SGR would not only enhance its environmental sustainability but also increase efficiency and reduce operational costs over the long term.

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      • Ann Nyambura

        7 w

        Exciting progress for Kenya and Uganda!

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • Jane Wangui

            7 w

            Expanding and electrifying the sgr will reduce carbon Emissions as the trains will use electricity and the number of people using one means of transport will increase.

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            • George Kariuki

              7 w

              It's encouraging to see discussions around extending and electrifying the SGR to reach Uganda. Electrification of transportation infrastructure presents a significant opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and transition towards a more sustainable mode of travel.

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              • Gorffly mokua

                7 w

                This is really a fantastic idea which can significantly reduce carbon emissions.👏

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                • johnte ndeto

                  3 w

                  @gorffly_mokua the lower the emissions the better for our climate

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                • Kevin

                  7 w

                  This if it sees the light of day could be a very good idea

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                  • Esther Wanjiku

                    7 w

                    If this were to be adopted, Kenya would be miles ahead in the clean energy revolution.

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                    • Chris Ndungu

                      7 w

                      Fascinating news from Kenya Railways. SGR has come to save the environment from the disaster of harmful gas emission and not to forget the benefit in terms of transport.

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                      • Rotich Kim

                        7 w

                        The good thing about this sgr is that it minimize emissions and safeguard our environment

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                        • johnte ndeto

                          3 w

                          @rotich_kim a very efficient means of public transportation

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                        • Felix mokaya

                          7 w

                          Good news from Kenya railways . By embracing renewable energy solutions, such as electrification, the SGR can significantly reduce carbon emission .This contribution will help mitigate climate change and promote a greener future for the region .

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