KENYA SIGNS DEAL WITH CHINESE FIRM FOR CONSTRUCTION OF KEY NAIROBI ROAD

Kenya’s State road construction authority has signed a 173 million US dollar deal with a Chinese firm for the development of a key road aimed at easing the traffic congestion in the capital, Nairobi.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) signed an agreement here Thursday with China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) for the development of the Western Bypass as a high-capacity expressway.

“The proposed four-lane highway measuring 16.5 kilometres with a design speed of 100 km per hour will be connected with the Nairobi Southern Bypass. It will involve constructions of inter-changes and overpasses,” the KeNHA said in a statement here.

The Western Bypass has been identified as a link necessary for the completion of a system of ring roads around Nairobi city to disperse traffic away from the Nairobi central business district (CBD).

China has made great efforts in helping Kenya build its infrastructure, which has touched the lives of many Kenyans as well as different sectors of the economy.

It all started with the 294 million USD Thika Super-highway, which is part of the major road network in Kenya, and the multi-billion USD standard gauge railway (SGR) which is the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence.

Source: Nam News Network