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Fibre optic project timely

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Governor Josphat Nanok when he flagged off the project on October 23. PHOTO | PETER WARUTUMO | NMG

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Summary

  • The project, set for completion in December 2021, will further accelerate development expected from the construction of the 338km road between Turkana and West Pokot counties.
  • The two projects are part of the Sh54 billion South Sudan-Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Programme that connects Kenya and South Sudan.

The commissioning of the 630km Eldoret-Nakodok fibre optic cable network heralds connectivity and improved business activities for North Rift counties in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic disruptions.

The project, set for completion in December 2021, will further accelerate development expected from the construction of the 338km road between Turkana and West Pokot counties.

The two projects are part of the Sh54 billion South Sudan-Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Programme that connects Kenya and South Sudan. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activities, making Internet access a critical need for businesses.

With poor connectivity in many areas and especially the far-flung ones, citizens have been locked out of services, while some businesses have been forced to close shop. The high-speed fibre cable will offer reliable connectivity to keep activities going and bridge the digital divide. This will in turn open up the region and offer the youth access to ICT skills and digital business opportunities.

Fire optic project timely

The commissioning of the 630km Eldoret-Nakodok fibre optic cable network heralds connectivity and improved business activities for North Rift counties in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic disruptions.

The project, set for completion in December 2021, will further accelerate development expected from the construction of the 338km road between Turkana and West Pokot counties.

The two projects are part of the Sh54 billion South Sudan-Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Programme that connects Kenya and South Sudan. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activities, making Internet access a critical need for businesses.

With poor connectivity in many areas and especially the far-flung ones, citizens have been locked out of services, while some businesses have been forced to close shop. The high-speed fibre cable will offer reliable connectivity to keep activities going and bridge the digital divide. This will in turn open up the region and offer the youth access to ICT skills and digital business opportunities.