NCA Acting Executive Director Eng. Maurice Akech on Thursday 10th January hosted Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ahmet Cemil Miroglu and Director General for Free zones, Overseas Investment and Services for the Turkish Ministry of Trade Ugur Ozrurk, who led a delegation of top Turkish contractors under the Turkish Contractors Association (TCA), in paying a courtesy visit at the Authority’s Headquarters in Nairobi.
Discussions during the visit centered on possible areas of collaboration with particular focus on the affordable housing pillar of the Big Four Agenda and knowledge transfer on Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the form of a training programme for officials.
The delegation expressed its confidence in Kenya’s economic stability and strong commitment to progress while on his part Eng. Akech appreciated the Turkish efforts towards implementing the affordable housing project.
“The government will bid internationally for agencies that will undertake certain aspects of the project. The target is to provide decent, affordable and quality housing while using technology that addresses cost, quality and speed,” he said.
The visit was preceded by the Quality Infrastructure Business Matching Seminar, a joint Business to Business initiative of the Japanese and Turkish Embassies in Kenya which was attended by over 80 Kenyan contractors courtesy of facilitation by the Authority.