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Kenya - Feasibility Studies and Detailed Engineering Design of the Multinational Arusha-Holili-Taveta - Voi Road - RAP Summary
The Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania (GOT) and the Republic of Kenya (GOK), within the development framework of East African Community (EAC), wish to improve the transport infrastructure, through rehabilitation and upgrading of the road network. This will improve and support economic development programmes, deepen economic co-operation, and foster regional integration within the EAC. Arusha – Holili/Taveta – Mwatate Road is one of those roads earmarked for construction with financing from the AfDB. The Taveta – Mwatate road project section, in Kenya, is the subject of this RAP report. Taveta – Mwatate road is located in the Coast province in the County of Taita Taveta and within the two districts of Taveta and Mwatate. The road starts in Mwatate market and traverses through the Tsavo West National Park and terminates at Taveta town/Holili boarder. The entire road is currently a gravel surface carriageway with a width of 7.0 m wide with 2.0m shoulders on either side. The proposed upgraded Road will have a Reserve (right of way) of 60m along its total length including the Taveta bypass. This reserve will however be reduced to 35m in the urban town of Taveta to reduce on the impact on people. Upgrading of the road will involve realignment at certain sections of the road, but only up to 1.5 km from the current alignment.