By Samuel Ouma
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has awarded the China Communication Construction Company a $157 million tender to construct the Lamu-Ijara-Garissa highway.
The Chinese firm will upgrade the 196km road to all-weather gravel standards for three years.
“Kenha Director General Eng. Peter Mundinia and the General Manager M/S China Communication Construction Company Limited have today signed a tender award agreement for stage construction of the LAPSSET Development Project: Lamu – Ijara – Garissa (A10) Road and associated spur roads,” said the authority.
The other sections that will be constructed simultaneously are the country’s 113 kilometers of the Hindi – Bodhei – Basuba – Kiunga road and the Ijara – Sangailu -Hulugho road.
Meanwhile, KeNHA further revealed that the 114km Garsen-Witu-Lamu road project is 87 percent complete, and it will be commissioned in the next sixty days.
The construction of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project is underway and is expected to transform the region’s economy.