Athi River research deal

Athi River research deal
Published: 30 June 2004

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Athi River Mining (ARM) have entered into a partnership to undertake research on concrete development technology. Both parties will carry out testing work with JKUAT staff having access to ARM’s sophisticated testing equipment. Joint training, sharing of intellectual capital and the ability to publish research findings will also be a critical element of the MOU. Mr Surendra Bhattia, an assistant managing director at ARM, describe the agreement as a milestone in public and private partnership. "We are committed to making a difference in research and development that goes into use of concrete, as well as making research knowledge available and accessible to all," Bhattia said in a statement. In addition, the knowledge gleaned from the partnership would be made available to the public in order to advance their building and concrete practices.