World's largest construction company to erect Africa’s tallest building in Nairobi
Once complete, this record-breaking mixed use development designed to represent ‘the height of African achievement’ will stand at over 300 metres high with 67 storey, effectively becoming the tallest tower in Africa.
CSEC which is currently ranked as the world’s largest Construction Company plans to construct the tallest building in Africa in Nairobi’s business district of Upper Hill.
Speaking at the signing ceremony that was held at Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, Chairman of Hass Petroleum Group, Mr Abdinassir Ali Hassan described the signing as a ‘historic’ event and congratulated CSCEC on winning the contract after a long negotiation and tender process.
“It has not been an easy road. CSCEC went through a rigorous tender system which they won over ten international companies including European, Turkish as well as other Chinese competitors. Hass Group awarding the contract to CSCEC demonstrates a stronger growing economic partnership between the Chinese Government and the Kenyan Government, and is a testament to Kenya’s economic and political stability. This project will give CSCEC a majestic entry point into Africa.” He said
Mr Li Mingguang, Vice President of CSCEC Overseas Operations added the project will put Kenya on the global map.
“This will be the tallest building in Africa and become a landmark in Kenya. It is sure to drive regional development, promote economic growth, and attract more investment and tourism into Kenya. China State Construction understands the importance of this grand project and is honoured to be chosen as the main contractor.” He said.
The signing ceremony was attended by high dignitaries including the Counsellor of Kenya’s Embassy in China, Mr John O. Odipo, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of White Lotus Inc., Mr Sita Ramachandra Raju Poosapati and Vice President of CSCEC Overseas Operations, Mr Zhang Zhiping among others.
Hass Towers, an iconic mixed use development is set to open its doors in 2020, in Nairobi’s business district of Upper Hill. Construction of the foundations for Hass Towers is due to start in April this year, when the project will be officially launched in Kenya.
Once complete, this record-breaking mixed use development project, designed to represent ‘the height of African achievement’ will stand at over 300 metres high with 67 story’s, effectively becoming the tallest tower in Africa; considerably taller than the current record holder, the Carlton Centre in South Africa (at 50 floors and 223 m tall).
The building will boost of facilities such as Grade A offices, a 5-star Hilton hotel, plus a luxury retail and entertainment complex.
Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and the world thanks to strong agricultural, tourism, construction and telecommunication sectors.
The location of the project is ideal as Nairobi growing financial hub, Upper Hill is conveniently located just 16km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and already international organizations and embassies such as World Bank and the IMF have set up their regional offices there.
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