Sh5.8bn Likoni channel cable car work set to start

Pre-engineering work for the Sh5.8 billion Likoni Cable Cars Express project is set to start next week after a lengthy delay.

The work will involve physical survey of the sites where the landing stations and the mast will be built on the two sides of the Likoni channel.

The landing station will be built over the road and all cable cars will come under the landing station.

“This week, there will be officers on the ground to do the pre-engineering of equipment in readiness for the take-off,” said Trapos Limited communication officer Mutahi Munyi.

Trapos are the sponsors of the project, and they got into a concession agreement with Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) last December.

KFS managing director Bakari Gowa said the officers’ mission will be to survey the land before the actual works start.

“The two major masts will be put on that land. The masts and the landing stations are the major installations in this project and the land where they are to be put must be given a clean bill of health for use,” said Mr Gowa.

Construction of the project is set to begin before August. The project, which was also delayed due to land ownership wrangles between KFS and Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), now awaits the Cabinet nod.

“Since the contractual agreements between all the concerned government agencies have been done, we are only waiting for the Cabinet nod for the project to take off,” said Mr Munyi.

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State unveils system for tracking government projects

Kenyans can now track government projects done in partnership with the private sector from their computers or smartphones. This follows the launch of a disclosure portal that will provide stakeholders with up to date information on all Public Private Partnership Projects. It targets projects that will be done under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda.

“This disclosure portal allows not only Kenyans, but whole world, to see what the government is doing, through ppps,” said Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary Treasury. “It will ensure Kenyans are aware of which projects are being entered into between the state and the private sector, key financial information, which services will be provided and how projects perform under implementation stages,” he added. The website is a response to the requirements of constitution, the access to information act, 2016 and the public private partnerships act, 2013.

World Bank said the tool will enhance investors’ confidence and helps towards delivering sustainable and inclusive services that promote economic growth in the country. Procuring the asset with integrity and sincerely listening to citizens, users and stakeholders when designing and delivering infrastructure services are critical to the success of PPPs in Kenya,” said Diarietou Gaye, Country Director World Bank.

Kenya Ferry, Trapos sign concession for Sh5.8 billion Likoni cable cars

Kenya Ferry Services on Wednesday signed the initial Sh5.8 billion concession agreement with Trapos Limited for a cable car project.

The agreement signed by Trapos’ representative Eustace Mwarania and KFS managing director Bakari Gowa will be taken to the Cabinet for review before it is approved.
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Likoni cable car services to start in 2020, says KFS boss


Commuters using the busy Likoni channel in Mombasa will start enjoying cable car services from 2020.

This is after Trapos Ltd and Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) Wednesday signed the concession agreement of the Sh5.8 billion project at the KFS offices.

The Likoni Cable Cars Express will operate across the Likoni channel.
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Have you ever thought or imagined Kenya having a Cable Car transport system?

Have you ever thought or imagined… Kenya having a Cable Car transport system? Well, rest your thinking and imagination because cable car transport will be a reality in Kenya shortly, thanks to Dr Eustace Mwarania, Chairman of Trapos Limited, the company that is responsible for  eploying these life changing projects. Dr Mwarania spoke to Stephen Ndome about the projects.
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Ferry agency strikes deal with investor for Sh5.5bn Likoni cable cars crossing


A concession agreement for the construction of Sh5.5 billion cable cars at the Likoni crossing channel has been finalised, paving the way for engineering works to start in March next year.

Kenya’s long-held ambition of using cable cars to beat its crippling traffic gridlock is set to come to fruition in the next three Continue reading “Ferry agency strikes deal with investor for Sh5.5bn Likoni cable cars crossing”