Senior executives said Kenya will be the second African country after South Africa where the new technology dubbed “Velocity Road Patching “will be used to repair roads.
“Modern transport infrastructure is critical to the overall development of the Kenyan economy. As stakeholders, we must invest in innovative technologies to upgrade our roads and highways,” said AEA CEO Nicholas Kithinji.
AEA, the oldest supplier of industrial weighing equipment in the region, has partnered with a British company to roll out the road surface maintenance technology.
The British company will supply equipment for filling potholes using cold asphalt based technology to Avery East Africa.
Kithinji told reporters that Kenyan regulatory agencies have already approved the technology that will be used by construction firms to repair road surface in a fast and efficient manner.
“We have acquired a technology whose efficacy in filling potholes has been a resounding success in other parts of the world. This innovative technology will help upgrade the state of our roads and minimize accidents,” said Kithinji, adding that his company has adequate trained personnel to apply the velocity road patching technology.
Kithinji said the innovative roads repair technology will be piloted in Nairobi and will later be rolled out in other parts of the country.
Engineer George Njoroge, AEA Chairman, noted that a conducive policy and regulatory environment has encouraged private corporations to invest in modernization of roads.
“Improved state of our roads will reduce the cost of doing business, create new jobs and boost economic growth. We have invested in technological solutions to boost repair of roads,” he said.
The chairman noted that the improved state of the roads will reduce the cost of doing business significantly in the country, which will create numerous business opportunities for Kenyans that translates to improvement of the country’s GDP. Enditem