Government launches 10,000 Km tarmac road initiative
30 July 2014, 17:54
Nairobi - The government has launched an initiative to tarmac 10,000 kilometres of roads in the country in the next three years.
The initiative, which will be rolled out in three phases, will see the number of tarmacked roads in the country rise from the current 14,000 to just over 24,000.
Launching the new programme Wednesday, president Uhuru Kenyatta said that the programme, will catapult Kenya a long way once completed.
" This is an initiative that will see Kenya move a long way towards being a stable and well endowed nation, he said.
The funding structure for the program will see three phases starting this year, with 2,000 Km of small roads being built from scratch.
this Annuity Programme, we will complete 2000km of small roads within
2014/2015 financial year. This will be followed by 3000km in 2015/2016
made up of 80 percent small roads, and 20 percent highways. In 2016/2017
financial year, we will complete 5000km, 80 percent of which will be
small roads and 20 per cent highways,” the President. - See more at:
Under this programme, we will complete 2000km of small roads within 2014/2015 financial year. This will be followed by 3000km in 2015/2016 made up of 80 percent small roads, and 20 percent highways.
" In 2016/2017 financial year, we will complete 5000km, 80 percent of which will be small roads and 20 per cent highways,” the President said.
The programme, will seek to eliminate corruption and poor workmanship that has blighted projects in the past.
The President, speaking at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre insisted that there would be no room for poor contractors to reign.
" It is important that we set standards and the standards we want to set are to enable us get the best facilities at the most economical price possible.
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