New Year Gift: Naivasha dry port Construction to be completed by end of December

The Naivasha Dry Port, located off the Mai Mahiu-Narok road is on course, says the government. The project which is estimated to cost 6.9 billion shillings, is expected to be open for business by the end of 2019.

According to the state, 2,000 families who were affected by the project, on the 1,000 acres Kedong Ranchland, are in the process of being compensated.

Naivasha Deputy County commissioner Mathioya Mbogo added that a road linking the Standard Gauge Railway to the Naivasha dry port was almost complete.

He also confirmed that the state had involved the local youth in the construction of the Inland Container Depot which he concluded was expected to be ready by end of this year.

In March, the head of State awarded Uganda and South Sudan free land in March and July respectively to build godowns to ease the movement of goods at the dry port.