New bypass project could end Kenya's ferry chaos
28 January 2010
The Kenyan government is discussing a plan to build a bypass linking Mombasa Island to the south coast, which it says will have the effect of improving road links with Tanzania and the general quality of the transport network there.
Ngure Mwaniki of MA Consulting - who was appointed by the Kenya Ports Authority to revise a 2004 master plan - told the Daily Nation that the Dongo Kundu bypass would help the government achieve its 2030 development vision.
The current timeline sets the completion date within the next three years and although a route for the new set-up has not yet been decided, two options were laid out in the master plan.
If the project improves connectivity with Tanzania, this announcement will be in line with the intentions expressed in a joint communique released by the governments of the two countries today (January 28th).
The statement announced a renewed intention to collaborate on issues such as infrastructure, touristic development and environmental degradation, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reported.