Nairobi Planning Innovations was featured on a similar blog dedicated to the future of urban planning and policy in Cairo, Egypt, Cairo from Below. Contributor to Nairobi Planning Innovations, Elizabeth Marcello, wrote an article for the Cairo blog that discusses the importance of public input in urban planning, policy, and other decision-making processes. Continue reading
Posted on 01 September 2012 by Steve Mbogo in The East African
The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) is planning to call for proposals in November from interested concessionaires to manage the newly completed Nairobi-Thika Highway. The authority proposes the concession to run for between 20 and 30 years.
The awarding of the contract is planned for May 2013, and the toll operation is expected to start in January 2014, with the aim of raising $388 million. While the management and operation of the highway would ideally be the responsibility of the Ministry of Roads, the government has opted for a toll to service the over $300 million loans from the Africa Development Bank and China Exim Bank used in the construction of the highway. Continue reading