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Kenya national government has begun the documentation processes for the dualling of the 40 Kilometre project Mtwapa-Kilifi Road.

The project is part of the 460 Km Malindi-Tanga-Bagamoyo East African corridor development project, a transnational highway between Kenya and Tanzania.

The project is estimated to cost KSh 41.7 billion. The primary source of funds is the African Development Bank (AfDB), which approved a KSh 38.4 million financing package for the project in 2020.

The European Union contributed a grant of KSh 3.3 billion.

Once completed, the government expects the project to create demand for hospitality facilities (hotel and accommodation) at the border entry points to cater for travellers who might need Motels and other accommodation facilities along the way.

It will also promote property values in Mtwapa and Kilifi, attributed to increased demand and ease of accessibility.

The project will support inter-country trade between Kenya and Tanzania by promoting transport ease.

The Kenyatta administration has continued to launch various infrastructural projects throughout the years to make Kenya a regional hub for East Africa.

Read the original article on The Exchange.