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Chinese firm to start building Sh6.5bn Mombasa-Jomvu Road

Gridlock Vehicles stuck in traffic jam on Mombasa-Jomvu Road. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NMG
Gridlock Vehicles stuck in traffic jam on Mombasa-Jomvu Road. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NMG 

Construction of the Mombasa-Jomvu Road is set to kick off after the Sh6.5 billion contract was awarded to a Chine se firm, Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) director-general Peter Mundinia has said.

Third China Engineering Company was awarded the tender and will construct the 10-kilometre road that will be expanded to a dual carriage with six lanes in 30 months.

“We will also provide non-motorised transport network and adjacent truck parking areas including service lanes to improve accessibility to surrounding business areas and port related activity centres such as container freight stations (CFSs),” he said.

“The road once complete will facilitate easy access to the Mombasa port and ease freight transport originating or destined for Nairobi and other inland regional countries in East Africa.”