that CRBC, which has been operating the SGR commuter and cargo
trains, has been able to overcome several challenges linked to
cultural differences, water and power shortfall, to provide
seamless and quality services.
The SGR train has so far ferried more than 1.3 million
passengers between Nairobi and Mombasa since its launch by
President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 31 last year.
Its seamless operations have endeared it to regular travelers,
budding entrepreneurs and tourists.
Lu reaffirmed the commitment by CRBC to ensure SGR commuter
service deliver quality service to a growing army of local and
"I feel proud of this project and our desire is to always
consider the comfort and convenience of passengers," said Lu,
adding that CRBC will improve ferrying of bulk cargo along the
Kenyans marked the first anniversary since the launch of SGR
commuter service amid fanfare and optimistic outlook on its
ability to elevate the country’s status as a regional transport,
logistics and manufacturing hub.
Lu said the SGR project has enhanced China-Kenya economic
cooperation while unleashing mutual benefits.
"This is a very significant project that promotes economic
cooperation between the two countries," Liu told reporters,
adding that CRBC is encouraging local authorities to set up
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) along the SGR corridor and
generate new jobs.