UK Govt to Fund the Nairobi City Railway Project

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The UK government will fund the construction of the Nairobi City Railway Project, this is according to Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen after hosting the Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell during a site visit of the project.

Mr. Mitchell has been in Nairobi for the Africa Climate Summit.

According to CS Murkomen, the multi-modal project will not just decongest the city but also provide immense opportunities for the youth in Nairobi.

”As a Ministry, we greatly appreciate the immense support that the UK Government has extended towards the development of this iconic project. Besides changing the face of Nairobi, the multi-modal project, which sits at the heart of Nairobi, will decongest the City, create jobs for the youth, provide livable and sustainable urban space, and support ridership for the Nairobi Commuter Rail,” CS Murkomen said on Tuesday.

The Nairobi Railway City Project will be situated within the 200-acre prime property currently serving as the Nairobi Railway Station. It is one of the priority undertakings embodied under the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan (NIUPLAN) as a strategy for the expansion of Nairobi’s Central Business District.

The Kenya Railways (KR), in conjunction with the Nairobi City County Government (NCCG) and the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development (MoTIH&UD), are charged with developing the Nairobi Railway City’s master plan set to effectively guide the project through to its completion.

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