Contractors asked to make suggestions on highway project in Nairobi
18 August 2011
Contractors have been urged to put in bids for a road infrastructure project to take place in Naoribi.
Business Daily Africa has reported that following the termination of the Strabag International contract for the overpass in the Kenyan capital, other ideas have been asked to be put forward.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) is hoping a road development initiative can still go ahead and wants to see different designs for the construction of the highway.
A spokesperson from Kenha said: "The selected firm must have demonstrable international experience in design of multi-carriageway urban motorways."
The news source reported that contractors have until September 17th to submit their bids for the overpass, which will run through the capital to ease congestion and improve traffic.
Strabag International's contact came to an end for failing to comply with environmental and social safeguards, forcing the World Bank to pull its finance for the project.
Consulting Engineering Services recently revealed that Sh227 billion (£1.48 billion) would be needed to improve the transport infrastructure in Nairobi. This was outlined in a survey it conducted with Apec Consulting Engineering.