High Bids Put Brakes on 10,000km Road Project


The fate of an ambitious plan to construct 10,000 kilometres of road by 2017 remains unclear after the government failed to agree with contractors over the cost.

Acting Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said the government will be reviewing the whole project in the next two weeks. The review will decide on whether to carry on or drop the project.

Speaking during the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors summit last week, acting Lands and Housing Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said contractors had inflated the cost of building roads.

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