The World Bank is set to fund the construction of a US$30m complex in Nairobi that will be developed by Chinese firm, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
The mega complex which is being overseen by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) will house KeNHA, the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura), the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA), the Engineers Board of Kenya, the National Construction Authority (NCA) and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).
The construction will comprise four office blocks covering 35,000 m2, a 500-seat auditorium and a service building.
Avic, through its subsidiary, China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation (Catic), was last year declared the best and lowest bidder in a pool of 19 contractors.
KeNHA has now been given the go ahead for the works following the Public Procurement Administrative and Review Board’s (PPARB) dismissal of an application in court by local contractor, Parbat Siyani Construction Ltd.
No specifications have been given yet of where the complex will be located in Nairobi but the tender documents indicate that Catic will be required to complete works in 15 months.
(AVIC) is a Chinese state-owned aerospace and defence company, ranked 159th place in the Fortune Global 500 lists.
The company provides complete services to customers in many sectors – from research and development to operation, manufacturing and financing.
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