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Chinese to Build "Dubai 2.0" in Kenya

Chinese to Build "Dubai 2.0" in Kenya
Chinese to Build "Dubai 2.0" in Kenya, The new city is planned for land South-East of Kenya's Capital, Nairobi. Image © Flickr CC User DEMOSH
The new city is planned for land South-East of Kenya's Capital, Nairobi. Image © Flickr CC User DEMOSH

As reported by Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper, a group of Chinese investors has revealed plans for a new city in Kenya that will "match the splendour of Dubai". Though the investors are still resolving details with the Kenyan government, the city is planned for an area in Athi River, around 30km south-east of Nairobi, and is billed as a Chinese-controlled economic zone. At this early stage, the plans feature at least 20 skyscrapers. You can find more details of the proposal here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Chinese to Build "Dubai 2.0" in Kenya" 14 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/496518/chinese-to-build-dubai-2-0-in-kenya/> ISSN 0719-8884
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