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How Sh172bn infrastructure budget will be spent

Ukur Yatani
Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani tabling Sh3.2 trillion Budget. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

In the 2020/2021 Budget, the government has set aside Sh172.4 billion for several infrastructure projects across the country.

The allocation slightly reduced by 4.7 percent from Sh180.9 billion in the 2019/20 financial year.

In the Budget, Sh18.1 billion has been allocated to the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Phase 2 project running between Nairobi and Naivasha. In the last financial year, the project had received Sh55.8 billion.

The economic stimulus programme has also taken into consideration building of roads. Of the total Sh56.6 billion set aside for this programme, Sh5 billion has been allocated to rehabilitate and maintain access roads and foot bridges which have been damaged by the floods that occurred, PwC post-budget highlights show.

Mr Yatani also waived parking and landing fees in the country’s airports in order to facilitate movement of cargo.

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The treasury boss allocated Sh5 billion towards the Mombasa Port development projects.

The allocation of The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (Lapsset) dropped to Sh6 billion compared to Sh11 billion in 2019/20. This allocation is expected to go towards berth development in Lamu as well as supporting road infrastructure.

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