Kenya on Wednesday signed a $620 million agreement to build a 530 km (329 mile) highway from its east coast to the centre of the country, part of a campaign to boost its role as a regional trade hub.
Kenya wants to build up a role as a regional trade and transport hub, serving as a link to landlocked countries such as Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. It is seeking more private investment to maintain the pace of spending on highways, railways and other vital assets while reducing its budget deficit. Read more. Source | Reuters