East African road transport corridor takes next step
The African Development Bank (AFDB) has approved a EUR 345 million financing package for road construction support in Kenya and Tanzania. The funding is intended for Phase I of the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads. The EU has contributed a grant of EUR 30 million.
The road is a key component of the East African transport corridors network, connecting Kenya and Tanzania. This first phase involves the construction of 175 km of road sections: the 121 km Mkanga-Pangani stretch in Tanzania and the 54 km Mombasa-Kilifi section in Kenya.
The project also includes roadside trading facilities and the Mombasa Gate Bridge, which will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa over the Indian Ocean. (ben)