Kenya National Highways Authority has selected Bechtel to build the Nairobi Mombasa Highway public-private partnership (PPP) Project in Kenya.
The new 473-km expressway aims to improve the connectivity, efficiency and safety of road transport between Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya´s main seaport, and will reduce the journey time from over 10 hours to under 4 hours. The expressway will serve as a central part of Kenya’s national transport system, helping to promote trade and development in Kenya and further into landlocked Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
The project will be completed under a fast-track delivery model, with the first section, from Mombasa Road – Kyumvi to ICT Konza, expected to be operational in 2019. The construction is planned to start in 2018. The US Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and UK Export Finance, is expected to provide financing support.