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The traffic flow from Mombasa will be facilitated

The construction of a road linking the port of Mombasa and Burundi is now complete, with the road expected to cut distance to the landlocked country by 358 kilometres.

Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the 1,545 kilometre road links the port through Holili, Singida-Kobero border and finally to Bujumbura.

The road will reduce the distance from Mombasa to Bujumbura through the Northern corridor by 358 kilometres.

“That will enhance Mombasa port’s accessibility in the region,” said Mr Macharia during a Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) stakeholders’ luncheon in Nairobi.

“To ease traffic flow between the port of Mombasa and the hinterland, also construction of a dual carriage way between Mombasa and Mariakani is ongoing and will be completed in 2020. The government plans to eventually extend the dualing of the highway to Malaba via Nairobi,” added the CS.

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