By Njoroge Kaburo
NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
A Chinese firm has been awarded a
contract to expand a 9.8-kilometer stretch of road in
the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenyan authorities said
Urban Roads Authority (KURA) signed the deal, worth
about 20 million U.S. dollars, with the China Qinjian
International Group for the dualling of a stretch of the
road from Dagoretti Corner to Karen Shopping Center.
is fully funded by the government through the
Development Vote and is expected to be complete within
24 months,” KURA said in a statement.
project will cover three sections: Dagoretti
Corner-Karen Roundabout (6.2km), Karen Road (1.9km) and
a small section of Langata Road from Karen shopping
the dualling is intended to ease movement of traffic,
improve urbanization and bring economic growth
especially to Karen and Ngong Town residents considering
the unmatched development experienced in this part of
Nairobi and Kajiado Counties.
came in as part of the construction and infrastructure
upgrades meant to elevate Nairobi City’s status and its
environs and achieve the Vision 2030 objective of
transforming the country to a middle-income economy.
Qinjian International Group, established in 2008, has
been involved in multi-billion construction works in
Philippines, Botswana and Singapore. This is its first
entry in construction in Kenya.