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Thursday, March 14, 2019, 15:02
France seals contracts worth over 2 billion euros in Kenya
By Reuters
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 15:02 By Reuters

France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, shakes hands with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta as they speak to the media during a visit to the Central Railway Station in Nairobi, Kenya, March 13, 2019. (BEN CURTIS / AP)

NAIROBI — France signed infrastructure contracts in Kenya worth more than 2 billion euros (US$2.26 billion) on Thursday, including a 1.6 billion euro 30-year concession for a Vinci-led consortium to operate a highway between Nairobi and Mau Summit.

Renewables firm Voltalia also sealed a 70 million euro contract for two solar power plants, while an Airbus-led consortium won a 200 million euro contract for coastal and maritime surveillance.

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The contracts were signed during a visit by President Emmanuel Macron, who is seeking to boost trade in the East Africa region.

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