European Union Ambassador to Kenya, Stefano A Dejak, accompanied by Head of Infrastructure Walter Tretton will attend the joint launch of the Katua – Kee – Nunguni Road Project. The event will be presided over by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, on December, 3 2016, in Makueni County (Nunguni).
The “Rural roads rehabilitation project“ supports the Kenyan Government’s efforts to improve rural transport infrastructure through the Roads 2000 Maintenance Strategy, which is a key component of the economic recovery effort described in the national policy “Vision 2030”. This programme enables improvement of agricultural production by upgrading the rural roads network.
The Rural Roads Rehabilitation Project is co-funded by the EU and the Kenyan government. Total project cost is 20 million EUR (Ksh2 billion), of which 14.8 million EUR (1.4 billion KSH) are financed by the EU and 6 million EUR (600 Million KSH) by the Kenyan Government.
The project entails the construction of 5 roads in 5 counties of Eastern Kenya i.e. Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Machakos and Makueni. The 101 km of roads will be upgraded to tarmac standard using Low Volume Sealed Road (LVSR) technology. These roads were selected based on the agricultural production of the areas.
Distributed by APO on behalf of EU Delegation to Kenya.