MARITIME SECTOR

(PHOTOS) Inside Sh450m Kisumu's Railway marine school

The project is estimated to be worth Sh450 million.

In Summary

• The Railways Training Institute (Marine Academy) is currently training coxswains, maritime transport, and logistics experts. 

• The government has revived the old maritime school which was in existence between 1964-1992.

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna
Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna
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Kisumu Railway Training Institute has seen new dawn after the construction of a new marine school by the government.

The project is estimated to be worth Sh450 million.

The government spokes person engage with RTI students
The government spokes person engage with RTI students
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The Railways Training Institute (Marine Academy) is currently training coxswains, maritime transport, and logistics experts.

The government has revived the old maritime school which was in existence between 1964-1992.

RTI Complex center
RTI Complex center
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Speaking during a tour of the facility, government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said: "To develop and exploit the maritime sector, we need to have a competent human resource. This facility will provide the right skills."

RTI Administration block
RTI Administration block
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The facility currently offers International Maritime Organisation and Kenya Maritime Authority approved courses. 

Academy principal Stephen Buluma said nautical science and marine engineering courses will be soon offered.

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna
Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna
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The school has an eight-meter deep swimming pool to train seafarers, standard hostels for 160 students, a four-star hotel with a 120-bed capacity, and conference facilities.

Government Spokesperson at the RTI Student's quarter
Government Spokesperson at the RTI Student's quarter
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A signage monument
A signage monument
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RTI Administration block
RTI Administration block
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A billboard with RTI information
A billboard with RTI information
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RTI Entrance
RTI Entrance
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