Ultra modern weighbridges in Kenya
National Highways Authority has announced that the construction of two ultra modern weighbridges in Kenya is at its final stages. The weighbridges are being constructed on either side of the Northern Corridor at Mariakani.
KeNHA Axle Load Manager in Charge, Muita Ngatia said that the US$ 7.3m weighbridges will be completed July.This he said was meant to give time for installation of electronomical equipment in either side of the road. Commissioning of the ultra modern weighbridges in Kenya is slated for August.
“We are happy with the progress. The works are so far being implemented as per the contract. We expect the project to be complete at the end of July. Commissioning will be in August,” Mr. Ngatia said.
Weighbridges to ease movement of goods and services
further he pointed out that the weighbridges will fasten the movement of goods and services along the Northern Corridor.
On the other hand, The Kenya Transporters Association says the weighbridges will ensure members are served better.
The Northern Corridor is one of the busiest and most important transport routes in East and Central Africa. It provides a gateway through Kenya to the landlocked economies in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern DR Congo and Southern Sudan.
The foremost Northern Corridor transport network connected to the Port of Mombasa comprises of a road network and rail-lake transport.It also has inland water routes, container terminals commonly known as ICDs, Tororo Inland Port and an oil pipeline.
However, the alternative transport network that serves the landlocked Great Lakes Region is through the Central Corridor linked to Dar es Salaam.