The construction works of the much-awaited 29 kilometers Kinango-Kwale Road that links Kinango Sub-County and Kwale County in the coastal region of Kenya has commenced with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), formerly the Foreign Aid Bureau of the Ministry of Railways, as the contractor.
Set to be completed in a span of 36 months, the Kinango-Kwale Road, according to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Coast Regional Director, Eng. Eric Wambua is among other infrastructural projects funded by the National Government, and the contractor is on the ground mobilizing resources and machinery.
Eng. Wambua made the revelation while presenting a report on the status of road projects in the area during the Regional Development Implementation Coordination Committee Meeting Chaired by Coast Regional Commissioner, John Elungata, at Kenya School of Government Auditorium, where he also said that the expansion of road network in Kwale and other coastal counties would greatly boost economic activities in the region and spur development.
Other roads constructed in the region
The construction works of the Kinango-Kwale road come following the completion of the 50-kilometer Kinango-Samburu Road that connects Kwale County with the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway at Samburu and the Likoni-Lunga Lunga road at Kombani.
Other road projects completed in the region include the tarmacking of Lunga-Lunga-Vanga road, Milalani-Shimba Hills road, and Kanana-Shimoni road.
According to Eng. Wambua the tarmacking of the roads will be a huge economic incentive to Kwale County and it will in the long run greatly boost economic activities at the urban centers.