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Treasury CS Rotich signs Sh1.8 billion to expand Mombasa airport road

By Philip Mwakio | February 4th 2015

MOMBASA, KENYA: The government of Kenya and Trademark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a Sh1.8 billion ( US $ 30 million) agreement to convert the Port Reitz-Moi International Airport access road in Mombasa into a dual carriage highway.

Speaking during the official grant signing ceremony at the Moi International Aiport in Mombasa Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich said that the access road is one of the many government projects to boost economic growth through infrastructure development.

''We recognise that in order to achieve substantial economic growth and reduce poverty in the country, we need to continue looking for similar ways to open up markets to other parts of the region such as this,'' Rotich said.

Trademark East Africa was represented at the ceremony by its Director General, Mr David Stanton while Principal Secretary for Infrastructure, Eng John Musonik and his counterpart from Agriculture ,Livestock and Fisheries, Cecil Kariuki and Moi Airport Manager, Yatich Kagungo were also present.

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) is implementing the project .

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