EU to pump Sh5b into Nairobi bus transport plan

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About Sh7 billion of the project cost will go towards development of five BRT lines and installation of the necessary infrastructure. PHOTO | COURTESY 

The European Union (EU) says it has set aside Sh5 billion as a grant that will go towards implementation of the much-hyped Sh9.6 billion Nairobi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan.

The cash injection will be a much needed shot in the arm for the beleaguered project that has been held up for more than five months due to lack of funds to buy high-capacity buses and build supporting infrastructure since road markings were done along Thika Superhighway in April.

EU Ambassador to Kenya Stefano Dejak said the money will be used to develop and…

Source – Business Daily