1,400 Chinese Workers to Build Sh200 Billion Lamu Coal Plant

1,400 Chinese Workers to Build Sh200 Billion Lamu Coal Plant

By Kiarie Njoroge

The number of Chinese workers in Kenya's crowded labour market is set to increase significantly when construction of Lamu's coal power plant begins later this year, official reports indicate.

A Chinese developer contracted by the consortium that won the contract to build and operate the plant has said it plans to hire 1,400 Chinese for the task, highlighting the extent to which Kenya's mega infrastructure projects are dependent on Chinese labour.

Regulatory filings by Amu Power Company -- the consortium that won the tender for the Sh200 billion plant -- show that the Chinese will constitute 40 per cent of the workforce that will build the 1,050 megawatt power generator.

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