The road is a part of the transnational Malindi-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro-Tanga-Bagamoyo East African coastal road corridor, which costs Sh7.5 billion ($61.4 million).
Ruto planned to place more attention on infrastructure improvements to strengthen the East African Community's sectors of connectivity, trade, and tourism.
"This crucial route connects Tanzania with Kenya. The two nations' economies and trade will grow as a result. In terms of integration, employment, and business opportunities, it will unite the East African Community and help end poverty", the president of Kenya declared.
He was addressing in Mtwapa, Mombasa, where the construction of the 40 km road's first phase had just begun.
The nation's head of state ordered Mtwapa to be renovated by the Kenya National Highways Authority and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
Following the project's commissioning, trade between Kenya and Tanzania is expected to increase. In less than three years, the road will be finished.
The corridor is being created thanks to a funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Kenyan government, the African Development Fund, and the EU-African Infrastructure Trust Fund Grant.
President Ruto continued, "I thank our partners and I guarantee to ensure that the resources are used appropriately and that nobody would abuse the monies in our hands to improve infrastructure."
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