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Construction of China-Funded Expressway in Nairobi Starts

Infra News - Published on Fri, 18 Oct 2019

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Mr Uhuru Kenyatta President of Kenya commissioned a 27 kilometer Nairobi Expressway which will connect the country’s main airport to Westlands. The road which is expected to ease traffic congestion in the Kenyan capital is funded by the China Road and Bridge Corporation at a cost of USD 599 million. It is designed to run alongside an already existing highway and will have 15 Kilometers on the ground with the rest of it elevated. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng was on site to witness the unveiling of the plaque to mark the beginning of the construction of the road which is expected to be open to the public in December 2021. The Nairobi Expressway will be a four-lane road and will have electronic toll stations.

Mr Kenyatta said that the two-year road project will create jobs for the people in both Machakos and Nairobi counties. He added that the road is expected to open up Kenyan capital for more business. The China Road and Bridge Corporation is expected to undertake the construction of the road in 24 months instead of 36 as earlier envisaged.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 18 Oct 2019
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