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Longisa town benefits from Sh50 million urban road

Business in Longisa town is set to improve as the World Bank funds a 1.4-kilometer urban road launched Tuesday.

The Sh50 million project is funded under Kenya Urban Support Programme and is set to improve mobility in the town.

While launching the project, Bomet Governor Prof Hillary Barchok said the World Bank had partnered with Bomet County Government to set up urban roads in Bomet municipality areas.

Barchok said the partnership has seen the construction of Chebirir-Bomet University road and those covering Silibwet Trading center.

“Once completed, this project will not only improve the face of Longisa but also boost business and reduce congestion in the Bomet-Narok highway,” he said.

“We are also going to set up a bus stage after upgrading this road to bitumen standards so that businesses improves within Longisa town.

The project is set to boost Longisa Open Air Market and provide easy access to Longisa County Referral Hospital as well as Kenya Medical Training College Longisa campus.

Present during the launch was Deputy Governor Shadrack Rotich who doubles up as the Executive Committee for Urban Planning and area Member of County Assembly Davis Langat.

By Kipngeno Korir

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