Plans to improve road infrastructure in Nairobi 'will cost Sh227bn'
10 August 2011
It would cost Sh227 billion (£1.5 billion) in order to improve the transport infrastructure of Nairobi, it has been suggested.
Consulting Engineering Services (CES) has released findings from a survey it conducted with Apec Consulting Engineering, which found that this finance is required for the Kenyan government to decongest its capital city.
Daily Nation reported transport permanent secretary Cyrus Njiru as saying: "The project will fundamentally change Nairobi with mass rapid transport that will also open up other business opportunities."
The scheme would take 20 years to implement, by which time the population of Nairobi would have reached 15 million, double the number of people currently residing in the city, according to the news source.
This comes after the African Development Bank agreed a loan worth $40 million (£24.6 million) to be put towards the Rift Valley Railways project, which will see a rail link being built between Mombasa in Kenya to Uganda's capital city Kampala.