Chinese Firms Set to Hand Over Thika Super Highway.

3 May

The three firms involved in the construction of the Kshs 27billion, 42 KM Thika Super highway will be handing over the project next month (June). This is six months later than the expected date of completion which was December 2011.

The superhighway was divided into three sections which include:

-From Uhuru Highway raundabout to Muthaiga Roundabout. Constructed by China’s Wu-Yi with work still on going on museum hill raoundabout, University way and on the section connecting Globe roundabout to Tom Mboya street.

-Second section Muthaiga roundabout to Kenyatta University. The section worked on by Sino Hydro is almost complete.

-The Third section by Shenghi-Li awits completion of pedestrian bridges going into Thika.

The Africa Development Bank and the Kenyan government funded project experienced major delays because of the expensive relocation of utility lines, water and electricity and water ways from the highway.

By June, all paintings and road signs will have been putted up and ready for handing over but the Chinese firms will be expected to remain for the defect liability period which then the government can require them to return to the site in order to correct defects or omissions detected.

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