Treasury has proposed an allocation of Ksh 182.5 billion to support construction of roads and bridges as well as their rehabilitation and maintenance.
The proposed allocation excludes the provisions set aside for the Economic Stimulus Programme and “Big Four” Agenda.
Speaking in Parliament while presenting the 2021/22 budget, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani, the rehabilitation of the meter gauge railway has improved interconnectivity and reduced traffic congestion on the roads.
“To continue improving public transport within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, I have set aside Ksh 1.3 billion for Railways Metro Lines and Ksh 1.3 billion has also been set aside for Railways Metro Lines.” Said CS Yatani.
Adding that: “Further, to expand railway transport to the rest of the country, I have set aside Ksh 27.2 billion for Phase II of the Standard Gauge Railway.”
Government continues to expand critical infrastructure in roads, railways, sea and airports to create an enabling environment for economic recovery and employment creation.
Additionally, Ksh 2.0 billion has been set aside for construction and rehabilitation of Naivasha Inland Container Depot – Malaba Line and Ksh 2.0 billion for construction and rehabilitation of Riruta/Lenana – Ngong Railway.
For the complete rehabilitation of Nairobi- Nanyuki Meter Gauge Railway Line, Ksh 1.1 billion was allocated and Ksh 700 million will be used to complete rehabilitation of the Nakuru-Kisumu Meter Gauge Railway.
CS Yatani noted that treasury has also set aside Ksh 2.0 billion for Kenya National Ship Yard.
“To support development of ports, treasury allocated Ksh 7.5 billion for the construction of the Mombasa Port Development Project and Ksh 7.5 billion for the LAPSSET Project,” said Yatani.
Further, Ksh 128.0 million has been set aside for insurance of ferries for the Likoni channel, Ksh 149.0 million for maintenance of ferries and jetties headquarters and Ksh 603.0 million for construction and expansion of airports and airstrips.