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World Bank extends Nairobi metropolitan project partnership

The World Bank has extended its Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NAMSIP) partnership with Nairobi county for 10 more months.

Some of the projects under NAMSIP include improvement of Nairobi commuter rail services, construction of Mwariro and Karandini markets, improvement of Kangundo road and construction of a new Waithaka fire station.

The project which began in 2012 and was supposed to end this month is now expected to end in March next year.

World Bank team leader, Gyongshim An, said the extension was to allow the smooth running of the projects as it comes to an end.

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NAMSIP director, Engineer Benjamin Njenga, said construction of commuter rail station is on course.

The five stations will be at Embakasi village, Pipeline, and Donholm, with Dandora station having two platforms.

“With construction of these units, it will become easier even for the disaster management team to move when a disaster occurs,” he said.

With the construction of Mwariro and Karandini markets, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said priority will be given to traders who used to occupy the markets before the new ones were constructed.