16-08-2017 by redazione
After the election turbillon and reconfirmed Uhuru Kenyatta as leader of the nation, the country is about to start where it stopped a few weeks ago.
The "Vision 2030" of Kenyatta's Jubilee Party and its deputy William Ruto, who will most likely be the next candidate in 2022, expects some major works to be completed in the coming years, as in the first term many have already been brought to Term (including the Somb Mombasa-Nairobi railway, Isiolo international airport, Nairobi's second by-pass, new ferries to Likoni, and more minor ones).
Obviously also Italian coastal entrepreneurs, involved in the tourism industry and its induction, but also in other businesses, expect that many promises will be maintained and that the time lost in recent months will be recovered.
We see in detail the 10 most important works that closely concern the Kenyan coastline and Kilifi County.
1. INTERNATIONAL MALINDI AIRPORT
During his Malindi campaign in his election campaign, President Kenyatta recalled that once re-elected, he would conclude the extensions of the track to land international flights to Malindi. "Whoever has the house in the area to be expropriated will be adequately reimbursed - said Kenyatta - but the airport has to be done." Now, without fear of moving behind the vote might be unpopular, the work should resume more quickly.
2. TARMAC ROAD FOR TSAVO EST
The total pavement of the Malindi-Sala Gate road at Tsavo Road according to the plans should take place by March 2018, at least as far as the stretch from Malindi to Langobaya (50km). But the intention is to complete the road in a short time to allow agricultural development in the Galana River area, where the Israelis are preparing an important water project with a large dam and irrigation of thousands of hectares of land .
3. MOMBASA RING
The great deal to dispose of the coastal city-island traffic is already good and according to government plans it should end in early 2018. From the MOI international airport you can leave the city without crossing the center. A solution that would save at least half an hour on the way to Malindi, waiting for the international airport in Kilifi County to be ready.
4. MALINDI-WATAMU COAST ROAD
One of the promises in the electoral campaign by the current and reconfirmed Government was to take in the handy situation of the coastal link between Malindi (Casuarina) and Watamu, passing through Mayungu.
Two months ago, work began on a Chinese firm, which will widen and beat the carpet up to Mayungu. In the second phase, scheduled for 2018, there should be a stretch from the fishing village to Watamu, via Jacaranda bay.
5. FAST HIGHWAY MOMBASA-NAIROBI
It is one of the latest projects launched by Kenyatta, but subtle and unstinted during the election campaign. It will be an American finance contractor to build the six-lane highway (three for each direction) that will travel parallel to the railroad. It will be a highway on the European model, with the highway tolls for tolls. It is planned to begin work for 2018 and the end by the next electoral mandate.
6. LAMU PORT
The so-called LAPPSET (Lamu South Sudan Ethiopia Port) will have to be the flagship of the Kenyatta Government for its "Vision 2030". The megaport for the seaports of the oil tankers connects with the pipeline that will bring crude oil from the countries involved in port financing directly to the ships.
The project also includes refineries on site, but ecologists and UNESCO are trying to oppose the conservation of the archipelago's natural reserve, an international tourism destination.
7. MALINDI CIRCULATION
It is one of the dreams of residents of the resort, often featured and forgotten each time in the drawers of the Ministry of Transport or road technicians. Parallel to the end of Malindi airport could finally see the light. The project provides for a mandatory deviation for heavy vehicles that are not directed at Malindi, at BP Petrol Station, after the airport, with an asphalt road that would take off before the Sabaki River, thus jumping the city center. In addition to dispose of traffic, it would mean Malindi's urban redevelopment, which would really need to be relocated as a tourist destination.
8. SECOND NYALI BRIDGE IN MOMBASA
This project was also presented in the electoral campaign, but it is part of the extension of the tangenziale which was started in the last legislature by the Kenyatta government. The place in the interior has already been identified, where it is "doubling" the Nyali bridge which in fact introduces itself to the city of Mombasa and is chronically undergoing traffic bottlenecks.
8. MAMBRUI-MARAFA TARMAC ROAD
The asphalt road from Mambrui leads to Marafa and Baricho, where the most important Galana basin water filtering center, which supplies water to the entire coastal region, should begin in 2018 and is part of the "Package Infrastructure "of the Kilifi County presented by the Government in the previous legislature and repeatedly reiterated by Kenyatta in the electoral campaign.
9. AMBITATION OF MOMBASA PORT
The contract was given to the Japanese, who will build a second large storage tank and a number of docks for the cargo of large cargo ships. Also, a railway line is being built that will connect to the one built and completed by the Chinese, and will arrive directly to the port to load the containers directly to the north of the country, at the Naivasha freight terminal (another great work of the Vision 2030) And in Uganda.
10. FOUR LANE HIGHWAY BAGAMOYO-MALINDI
It is one of the less likely to be, even because it would be the result of the collaboration between Kenya and Tanzania. Between the two countries, even though there is no hostility, there is no good political-economic blood, especially since the establishment of the new Tanzanian Premier John Pombe Magufuli. The funding would be secured by the World Bank and would foresee the construction of the highway between the town of Bagamoyo, north of Dar Es Salaam, the border with Kenya (Some stretches are already paved), Mombasa and finally Malindi.
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