Kenya-Tanzania Roadwork in Full Swing for Swift Completion

The Kenya-Tanzania Road, which was approved by the East African Community, is currently more than 35% complete. The road construction project in Kenya is basically 54 kilometers long and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. On the Kenyan side, the road development project is projected to cost Ksh7.5 billion ($50 million) and will begin at the proposed New Mtwapa Bridge near Mtwapa.

The High Level Standing Committee on the East Africa Road Network Project had a joint meeting the previous week. The discussion found that parts of the road connecting Tanga town in Tanzania and Lunga Lunga in Kenya were almost built and were only partially used.

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), and the Kenyan government are providing funding for the Bagamoyo-Tanga-Horohoro/Lunga Lunga-Malindi road development project. Because of the entire length of 454 kilometers, the construction of this route has been planned in stages. Furthermore, an assessment of the evaluations for some of the road segments, as well as a lump sum investment in the project, will be needed. The main objective of constructing the Kenya-Tanzania Road is to improve transport services across Kenya and Tanzania by decreasing travel time, traffic congestion, and vehicle operating costs.

The Kenya-Tanzania Road Project Phase I consists of 120.8 kilometers of Mkange-Tungumaa-Pangani route in Tanzania and 54 kilometers of Mombasa-Mtwapa-Kilifi route in Kenya. The Kenya-Tanzania route will pass along East Africa’s coastline, which has a high potential for tourism and horticulture. It also includes additional social benefits and access road consulting services.

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