The Director-General of Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced that the authority has finalised evaluation of bids to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway.
Of the four consortia invited to submit proposals for the PPP project, only two submitted final bids. One is comprised of African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Egis, Mota-Engil and Orascom. The other contains Vinci Concessions SAS, Vinci Highways SAS, Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund.
The project involves the widening of 175 km of the A8 highway between Rironi and Mau Summit to four lanes, operation and maintenance of 12.43 km of the highway between Gitaru and Rironi and 28.6 km of Nairobi Southern Bypass, and the installation of toll collection booths along the highway.
The projected total investment is KES180 billion (US$1.78 billion), an increase from the original KES150 billion (US$1.48 billion) estimate.