CRBC reconciles with Mvita DCC, says Footbridge works at 30%

LIKONI FOOTBRIDGE
CRBC Engineers supervise works at the Likoni Floating Bridge site |

The Chinese Engineer who was roughed up by a DDC in Mombasa has forgiven the administrator. CRBC engineer Ronald Nel said he had made up a truce with Charles Monari the Mvita Deputy County Commissioner after, and the duo made up.

“It was a small communication misunderstanding. He apologised to me, and it’s all forgotten. Now we are working together.” said Ronald.
While updating the media on the progress of the Likoni floating bridge, Mr. Ronald said China Road and Bridge Corporation(CRBC) will complete the bridge by December, adding that the works were so far 30 per cent complete.

Steel structures fabricated in China are set to be imported by Mid September.
“We expect steel structures to be delivered in Mid September. The landing works are progressing on well”, he said.

While explaining the importance of the Likoni Floating Bridge, KeNHA Director General, Eng. Peter Mundinia said the project was necessitated by the huge traffic experienced at the Likoni Ferry.

“The Likoni Ferry has been estimated to carry approximately 300,000 commuters per day. In addition, there have been fatal accidents in the recent past coupled with severe congestion, particularly at peak hours,” said Eng. Mundinia.

The Likoni Floating Bridge will, present an alternative means of transport to the existing ferry services for Likoni residents accessing Mombasa Island and vice versa.

Pedestrians are expected to walk safely on a platform across the entire 500m width of the Likoni Channel to alleviate queues and human challenges, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.