The Chinese-built 84-km Kenol-Sagana-Marua road which passes through agriculture-rich central Kenya will be completed in December, a senior government official has said.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia said that upgrading of the two-lane dual carriageway in two phases by two Chinese firms, Jiangxi Transportation Engineering Group and China Wu Yi Co, Ltd, had entered the final phase.
Macharia said completion of the highway project, an international trunk road that forms part of the Great North Road or Trans African Highway No. 4 stretching from Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town, South Africa, will enhance mobility of goods and skilled labor, regional integration and trade.
The highway aims to link Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, and the agriculturally rich central parts of the country to Moyale town on the Kenyan-Ethiopian border. Enditem