Kenya's transport infrastructure to improve by end of 2011

7 March 2011

Kenya's transport infrastructure may be improved as the Thika super highway is set to be completed by the end of 2011.

The 27 billion Kenyan shillings (£197 million) scheme has a finish date of December after overcoming a number of problems, the Daily Nation reports.

East Africa branch deputy regional manager of Sinohydro Corporation Chen Wuqing said it had taken time to relocate some services.

He added congestion has also provided a dilemma, as the Thika super highway is the country's busiest road.

James Karanja, project manager from Apec Consulting Engineers, revealed one of the issues is that the current infrastructure has not been improved for a long time.

"This meant that the land, which was left for its expansion had either been occupied by some people or that more land was needed for the project because it was a major expansion," he told the news provider.

Last week, Reuters revealed the nation is looking to attract 160 billion Kenyan shillings of investment.

Category: Transport

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