The highway that crosses Kiambu and Nakuru counties is being built by the Rift Valley Highway Company – a consortium made up of Meridian Infrastructure Africa Fund, Vinci Highways and Vinci Concessions, a French concession and construction company.
< p> The consortium is to plan, finance, build, operate and maintain the express.
Cecile Brandao, CEO of Rift Valley Highway Ltd will provide the road and deliver first-class infrastructure.
“As a private Investors, we are really proud of this longstanding partnership with the Kenyan government and would like to thank you for your trust. The fact that you trust us to deliver a world class project …
Work very hard
“I’m here to avenge our commitment and get this project done very soon and make sure the team is working very hard with KeNHA [Kenya National Highways Authority] to make this project a reality in the coming weeks, “said Ms. Brandao.
She added that the Rironi-Nakuru -The Mau Summit Road project is intended for the Kenyan population.
The project provides for the road to be expanded into a four-lane expressway as part of a public-private partnership (PPP) model and for the users bear the cost as the government is using tolls as an alternative development finance model.
The highway is part of the Northern Corridor and directly serves an estimated population of six million and an additional 19 million living in Nakuru County and beyond live.
The CS , who spoke during an inspection of KeNHA’s northern corridor projects, stated that the road I must meet the highest possible standards, including junctions with a viaduct such as the Nairobi Expressway that runs through Nakuru.
Negotiations on the project began last year when President Kenyatta had talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris.
The company will then manage its finances through the revenue from the electronic toll system along the road recoup a period of 30 years.
Main trade route
“The project will modernize the old Nairobi-Nakuru highway, which serves the main trade route between Nairobi and western Kenya,” said Mr Macharia.
This will be Kenya’s second PPP after the handover of the JKIA. its -Westlands Expressway to China Road and Bridge Corporation.