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Rotich allocates Sh115.9b for infrastructure including Sh74.7b for SGR Phase 2A - 7 months ago, 14 June 19:12

By: Margaret Njugunah

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 14 – The National Treasury has allocated Sh115.9 billion for infrastructure projects, Sh19 billion less than what the Government allocated last year. 

Sh74.7 billion of the 2018-19 financial year budget will go towards the construction of Phase 2A of the Standard Gauge Railway, while Sh2.7 billion has been allocated to the Mombasa Port Development Project.

Sh1.4 billion has been dedicated for the expansion of Malindi, Isiolo and Lokichogio Airports and Kabunde, Kakamega, Kitale and Migori Airstrips.

“In addition, I have set aside funds for emergency repair of roads damaged by the 26 recent floods across the country. I will also be engaging our development partners towards mobilizing additional resources for the same purpose,” Rotich told Parliament Thursday.

Rotich has also allocated Sh12.7 billion to support the exploration of geothermal, wind and solar resources, and Sh4.8 ...
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