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Dualling of Ngong Road set to be complete July

Ngong Road after completion of Phase 1 dualling. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Ngong Road after completion of Phase 1 dualling. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The expansion of Nairobi’s Ngong Road into a dual carriageway is 40 per cent complete, with the Chinese contractor racing against time to finish by July.

The 9.8-kilometre road which starts from Dagoretti Corner to Karen Shopping Centre has been under construction since last August.

Contract for the Sh2 billion project was awarded to Chinese firm, Quinjian International Group (K) Limited.

“We have mobilised enough equipment and personnel in all the spots along the road. We must beat the timeline to allow motorist along the road to enjoy an easier ride soon,” said Kenya Urbans Road Authority (KURA) acting director general Silas Kinoti.

Mr Kinoti who spoke on Thursday during an inspection tour of the road said unlike  phase one of the project which delayed as a result of relocation of services such as power line, phase three of the project wasNgong Road well ahead on schedule.

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