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Oil depot to be constructed in Laikipia County

18 August 2015, 13:31 Joseph Njung'eh

Laikipia - Kenya Pipeline Company Limited (KPC) is planning to construct oil lines and depot worth KES 10.8 billion in Laikipia County.

The proposed project, undertaken by KPC in partnership with Laikipia County government aims to bring services closer to the people.

Speaking at county headquarter in Nanyuki, KPC Business Development Manager John Kithete said that the company has been holding consultative meetings with the county government and will continue to consult to ensure the project is realized and executed.

“We have agreed feasibility and other studies to be undertaken jointly before final investment and decisions and location are reached,” Kithete pointed out.

He further noted that devolution of KPC pipeline network is in line with its new mission of transforming lives through safe efficient delivery of quality oil and gas.

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The proposed depot will serve neighbouring counties of Isiolo, Meru, Nyeri, Samburu, Nyandarua, Muranga, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Baringo.

Speaking at the same venue, County Secretary John Mwaniki said the county is ready for the project adding that they will continue partnering with KPC for its realization.

“The proposed project will open the Northern frontier and tap into the export market within the proposed resort city and airport,” Mwaniki noted.

He said that the county has plenty of land for the project adding that the county is also capable of mobilizing funds towards the project.

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