Infrastructure projects worth over US$1bn ongoing at Kenya’s coastal town

Artistic impression of Mombasa port's second container terminal

Kenya is undertaking infrastructure projects worth over US$1bn at its coastal town of Mombasa. The five projects include the strengthening of the Moi International Airport runway and renovation of the terminal building at the airport at a cost of US$ 851m. The projects are partly funded by the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

Upgrading of the airport road, including the construction of a dual carriageway section from the airport to the Changamwe roundabout will cost US$241m and it is funded by Trade Mark East Africa and the national government. The country’s Transport Cabinet Secretary, Michael Kamau who recently visited the area to inspect the five projects said the projects will ease traffic from the airport to the Changamwe roundabout. A 1.3km link road is to be constructed from the Dolphine roundabout inside the airport.

According to the minister, the US$295.4m second container terminal at the Mombasa port is 62 % complete with operations at the terminal projected to start by February 2016. The new terminal will handle 1.2 million 20-feet equivalent units, bringing the total capacity of the port of Mombasa to an estimated 2.1 million 20-feet units.