Earlier today, the MoTIHUD CS, James Macharia, the National Treasury CAS, Nelson Gaichuhie, and the Infrastructure PS, Prof. Paul Maringa, convened a legislative meeting to examine the forthcoming Nairobi – Nakuru – Mau Summit PPP road project.
This is a continuation of a second series of stakeholder and public input forums.
The discussions are critical because they assist to reduce negative repercussions throughout the project’s construction and operation.
They also make it easier to develop a people-centered project design with acceptable environmental and socioeconomic indicators.
VINCI Consortium of France signed the mega-deal to finance the construction of the 633 kilometers section.
The concession agreement forms part of the mega Nakuru to Mau Summit road.
The works include the construction of a 4-kilometer viaduct (elevated highway) through Nakuru Town, and construction and improvement of interchanges along the highway.
The mega project will enhance the faster movement of cargo in the Northern corridor to Uganda, DRC, and Rwanda.
Speaking during the signing of the contract, Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Eng. James Macharia said the project will enhance infrastructure development in the region.
“The expansion of the Rironi-Nakuru-Mau Summit highway using KSh 160 billion of private capital, will start in Sept 2021. It will improve connectivity between Central / Eastern Kenya, and the Rift Valley / Western Kenya regions, and reduce congestion on the Nothern Corridor.” CS Macharia said in a statement.