First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Work to improve the 445km road link connecting Kenya with Tanzania should commence in 2018. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is intending to put US$300 million into the project but is also seeking co-funding. A further $485 million will be needed to pay for the project, which should then take three years to construct. The route will run along the coastline, connecting Malindi in Kenya with Bagamoyo in Tanzania. Around 215km of the route runs through Kenya, with the remaining 230km in Tanzania. On the Kenyan side the route also runs through its main port of Mombasa and Lunga Lunga, while on the Tanzanian side the road will also connect through Pangani and Saadani.