Tourism players bank on big infrastructure projects for growth  27th Jun 2018

Tourism players are upbeat that Kenya's major infrastructural projects will spur growth in the sector, which has been facing a myriad of challenges.

Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says the government has injected more than Sh100 billion on projects at the Coast alone.

He says further improving infrastructure accessibility to other destinations will open up the entire country for tourism to succeed.

“We should appreciate what is happening. The national government has invested heavily on infrastructure,” Mr Balala told a Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers meeting in Mombasa.

He cited the completion of first phase of Sh11 billion Dongo Kundu bypass that was opened by President Kenyatta and planned expansion of Malindi-Mombasa-Lunga Lunga highway as part of government efforts to open up the region.

Mr Balala said a bridge is to be built to connect North Coast and South Coast to ease congestion at the Likoni ferry channel.

Besides, he said, efforts were also underway to expand the Malindi International Airport and the Ukunda Airstrip.


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