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To begin in July...

The government has put off construction of some major roads to the next financial year.

They include those leading to Kiserian and Ruiru. The National Treasury’s Draft 2019 Budget Policy Statement says contract negotiations are underway for Lot 8 projects, including Bomas–Kiserian–Magadi, Bomas-Karen-Dagoretti–Ruiru and Uplands-Githunguri-Ngewa-Ruiru highways.

They total about 71.5 kilometres.

The Treasury says they will be among 39 Public-Private Partnership projects planned for 2019-2021. As of last December, 76 projects were on the National Priority List of PPP projects in the energy, health, education, water, environment and housing sectors, among others.

The government had first announced the projects in the 2018-19 budget planning, including the 68km Modogashe-Samatur road in Wajir county and the 75km Rhamu-Mandera road. This prompted mapping of structures on the Bomas-Magadi road reserves.

According to the Treasury, the work will now include the 219.6km Nanyuki-Gwa Kungu and Laisamis-Ngurunit-Nursery (South Horr) roads. So far, negotiations for the 66.5km Illasit-Njukini–Taveta stretch have been completed.

The construction will be undertaken using the annuity road-financing model, a performance-based maintenance contract that will hand selected contractors up to 10 years for maintenance.

The model was revived in August 2017 to complement rural projects by the national government after they were delayed over inflated costs.

The government will be implementing the Government Support Measures policy to reduce financial risks involved to cushion private sector investment. The public sector contributions to the PPPs would typically include the use of multiple instruments of support and credit enhancement measures.

The projects planned to begin in July include the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone. Hiring of a transition adviser for Muguga Agri-city, Kiambu, and project structuring for procurement at Export Quarantine Station and Livestock Export Zone are underway.
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^^Who can understand anything in the piece reported above, could help us understand the facts and where we are with the listed roads. I have read it twice and I just couldn't get information from it because it is all over the place. First, Magadi - Bomas of Kenya alone is 100 km long, never mind how long Bomas-Karen-Dagoretti–Ruiru and Uplands-Githunguri-Ngewa-Ruiru highways are. Yet, they state "They total about 71.5 kilometres."
 

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^^Who can understand anything in the piece reported above, could help us understand the facts and where we are with the listed roads. I have read it twice and I just couldn't get information from it because it is all over the place. First, Magadi - Bomas of Kenya alone is 100 km long, never mind how long Bomas-Karen-Dagoretti–Ruiru and Uplands-Githunguri-Ngewa-Ruiru highways are. Yet, they state "They total about 71.5 kilometres."
We can assume the projects involves rehabilitation of parts of road sections that need dualling or fixing broken pavements.

More PPP projects in procurement

https://pppunit.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/On-going-procurement-1.pdf
 

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Construction of Sh30 billion Likoni economic zones set to start soon
The construction of the Sh30 billion Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and the second phase of the Dongo Kundu bypass in Likoni is set to start as residents call for fair compensation.

Last Thursday, the residents led by their MP Mishi Mboko converged at Mwangala village for a stakeholders meeting and resettlement plan for those who will be affected by the project.

The meeting was attended by officials from The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), the Kenya National Highway Authority (KenHA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Besides resettlement, discussion at the meeting focused on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), with the residents expressing concern on the degradation that the projects are likely to cause.

KPA will construct a multibillion Dongo-Kundu port while KeNHA will build the road connecting the SEZ to the second phase of the Dongo Kundu bypass.


Trade and Industrialisation ministry is undertaking the construction of the SEZs.
“The project is scheduled to commence soon. Right now the compensation is ongoing and we expect that also to be completed as soon as possible,” he said.

Mr Ikegi said the locals will be considered for jobs when the project starts.

KPA Principal Environmental Officer Daniel Githinji told journalists that the whole SEZ project will be built on the 3,000 acres.
Continued here: https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/corporate/shipping/Likoni-economic-zones-set-to-start-soon/4003122-4968336-f7ctktz/index.html
 

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Coast residents have a reason to smile after the government signed the final agreement with Japan for the construction of the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which will unlock more than 60,000 jobs.

This now sets the pace for the compensation of residents, who will be affected by the project. This also opens room for lobbying and jostling for investment opportunities by firms seeking to reap from the project.


The final Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Kenya and Japan on the sidelines of the Tokyo International Convention on Africa Development (Ticad) in Japan on August 30, for Sh41.07 billion ($391 million) of which Sh35.29 billion will be a loan, while Sh5.77 billion will be a grant.

CONCESSIONAL LOAN

“Treasury will sign the final print on the funding later in December in Nairobi, upon which the project will be ready to start. The two governments are working with a June 2020 date for the groundbreaking,” a source told the Daily Nation.


The loan and grant, it is understood are expected to automatically end within a period of three years, after the completion of the project.

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“I’ll be leaving for Japan and besides the main deliberations, we shall engage the Japan government to partner with us to fund the project which will create thousands of jobs to Mombasa people. This is an opportunity to ensure Mombasa flourishes in business. We should not be focusing on old projects like [the] Port of Mombasa, but more viable projects,” President Kenyatta said recently.

The first phase of the SEZ that is expected to offer a facelift to the coastal town as regards infrastructure and business, should be ready by June 2022.

“The government of Japan will finance the basic infrastructure of phase one through a concessional loan of Sh35.29 billion at a rate of 0.1 per cent and grant assistance of Sh5.77 billion,” the MoU says.



“Dongo Kundu SEZ would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. As it is, the port is very dear to us, but I can tell you, if the SEZ is to happen today, it would employ 10 times what the port is currently employing" Mr Joho, Mombasa county governor said recently.

“It’s our responsibility as leaders to ensure this dream is realised,” Mr Joho he added.

The Dongo Kundu SEZ industrial and commercial hub, expected to sit on 1,326 hectares, is part of the master plan for the development of the Mombasa SEZ that was conceived four years ago with Japanese help.

Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku confirmed that an MoU was signed. He noted that KPA would guarantee the loan as they seek to have the contractor on site before next June.

“We were given two conditions to meet before the groundbreaking of the project. We are to complete the Environmental Impact Assessment report; and hasten the resettlement plan for the 3,000 acres,” Dr Manduku said.

Story from DN https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Jobs-as-Sh40bn-Dongo-Kundu-deal-signed/1056-5277402-3gag9xz/index.html
 

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FINALLY! UHURU AMEAMKA! Dongo Kundu is here people!





..The Dongo Kundu SEZ in Likoni, Mombasa, which is designed to be a multi-sectoral zone comprises of Industrial Parks, Free Trade Zones/Free Port, Dongo Kundu Port, Tourism Zone (MICE), Business Service Parks; and Commercial and Residential Zone.

The SEZ will be developed in three phases with the first phase expected to be ready by 2023 and is projected to inject into the Kenyan economy Shs 400 billion in local and foreign direct investments and create more than 100,000 jobs...

https://www.facebook.com/StateHouseKenya/posts/3012938688721635?__tn__=K-R
 

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Such a juicy news. Dongo Kundu and the Mombasa Gate Way Bridge will be priceless gifts Uhuru can offer us in Mombasa and coast at large...
 

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Joho should also be involved in marketing the project to investors. The good thing with Dongo Kundu is that it's a self marketing project to any investor with cash appetite. I am sure Uhunye himself is interested in having a piece of Dongo Kundu.
Investors will flock there from all over the globe.The zone was conceived under Kibaki,been waiting and I think all looks set for construction.
 

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Two things:

1) What gift can we list that the Uhuru Administration is giving each county?
2) What exactly is the govt. building at the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone, is it just the roads or roads plus something else? We have seen Konza no really move a needle in a long time.
 

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abckris, money will flow in from Japan. Don't compare this to Konza. I know the government will do all forms of necessary infrastructure at Dongo Kundu.
The cash seems enough for a place of about 3000acres.
 

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Dongo Kundu is very different from Konza.

- Proximity to the port

- Foreign interest is ripe for Dongo Kundu (Arabian money, German, Italian, American, Chinese, Japanese, French)

- Ready cheap labor from Likoni

- Export outlet of (DRC, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Southern Ethiopia & Northern Tanzania)
 

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Dongo Kundu is very different from Konza.

- Proximity to the port

- Foreign interest is ripe for Dongo Kundu (Arabian money, German, Italian, American, Chinese, Japanese, French)

- Ready cheap labor from Likoni

- Export outlet of (DRC, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Southern Ethiopia & Northern Tanzania)
Agreed. Dongo Kundu will sell like hot cakes. Its strategically located at the mouth of the Northern Corridor which is the most important corridor in East and Central Africa. Only a fool would let this opportunity pass. The Japanese have already put the money on the table for this. Its a done deal.
 
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