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175 m road project launched

24 April 2012, 15:59 Alloys Musyoka

The government through Kenya Urban Roads Authority has launched extension of 15 kilometers Gede Watamu road project at a cost of KES 175 million shillings in a bid to improve communication and transportation system in the tourist hub of Malindi.

The project is expected to be complete in a period of six months according to Malindi Kenya Urban Roads Authority General Engineer Sospeter Obara.

“The project will be complete by November this year so it will be done in six months period,’ he noted.

Engineer Obara said KURA had already received KES 10 million to start the project while the rest funds will be expected soon from the government.

Addressing journalists during an inspection tour to the project site yesterday he said the extension of the road project was at advance stages of about 30 per cent being optimistic that by the end of November huge vehicles will be able to use the road.

Malindi Member of Parliament Gideon Mung’aro has called on the government to provide KURA with the remaining funds to ensure that the project is complete in the given time frame.

“The government should make sure that the cash is availed in time so that the project is completed without delay,” he noted.

He said the completion of the project will improve communication network in the region stating that the area is one of those areas depended most for the economy of Malindi district because of availability of many tourists hotels .

“We all know that this area contribute largely to the economy of Malindi District because of availability of many tourists Hotels,” he added.

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