Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen is representing the Government of Kenya at the 2023 Global Sustainable Transport Forum in Beijing where he is among government officials invited by the Chinese Minister of Transport HE Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Transport to the three-day summit.
While in Beijing, CS Murkomen held a series of consultative meetings with various officials from the Chinese government including HE Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Transport and Deng Li, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China; Tan Wenhong, the Deputy Director General of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) and Wang Weidong Executive Vice President of China Development Bank (CDB).
”Our discussions were centered on strengthening our bilateral development cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership between our two countries even as we celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations,” the Transport CS tweeted.
CS Murkomen noted Kenya expects that through its partnership with China, it will complete a number of ongoing projects.
”Through our partnership, we hope to complete our ongoing road projects, extend the railway to Malaba, dual our main highways, expand our port and airports’ infrastructure, equip our Technical and Vocational Institutions, build water dams, implement our smart and intelligent traffic systems among others,” he said.
CS Murkomen, who also addressed the 2023 Global Sustainable Transport Forum underscored the importance of global partnerships in the development of sustainable and climate-resilient transport infrastructure including opportunities available in Kenya for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).