Transport infrastructure in Kenya 'on the up'

11 January 2011

Kenya's transport infrastructure will benefit from investment from China in roads and an airport in 2011.

Allan Odhiambo, writing for Business Daily, noted 78.6 billion Kenyan shillings (£643 million) has been set aside to aid road construction.

A portion of this money will go towards the Northern Corridor Transport improvement project, as the China Road and Bridge Corporation has been successful in acquiring the largest share of this deal.

Giao Hong Feng, China's deputy minister for transport, told the news provider: "We have generated practical benefits. We have offered a win-win cooperation situation."

Some 1,400 Kenyans have also found employment in the various schemes that have been agreed.

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will also be enhanced, with the information outlet observing ten billion Kenyan shillings have been earmarked for it.

It comes after Today announced the Banjul Airport in The Gambia is to receive a number of improvements over the course of 2011.

Category: Transport

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