The federal government has been compelled to relocate an important fibre optic cable to keep away from web outages when work on the Sh160 billion toll freeway from Nairobi to Mau Summit begins in September.
The ICT ministry needs to relocate the web cables by finish of subsequent month forward of the development of the 234-kilometre freeway that passes by Nakuru.
“The federal government requires the relocation of utilities by July 31, 2021. State Division of ICT and Innovation will undertake the relocation of fibre infrastructure to minimise downtime,” says the ICT ministry.
One of many key ICT infrastructure working alongside the highway is the Nationwide Optic Fibre Spine Infrastructure (Nofbi) venture that began in 2005, because the State moved to attach all main cities with high-speed broadband web.
At present, Nofbi fibre optic ring passes by 58 cities in 35 counties throughout Kenya.
Relocation of the optic cable will probably be in 4 heaps: Rironi-Naivasha through Mai Mahiu, Rironi-Naivasha, Naivasha-Nakuru and Nakuru-Mau Summit.
The brand new design will combine into Nofbi and connect with all authorities websites and establishments alongside the highway in addition to to the prevailing licensed web service suppliers and telcos.
The Nairobi-Mau Summit highway venture is a part of the Trans-African Freeway—the primary transport route serving East and Central African nations from the port of Mombasa.
Kenya final yr awarded the freeway contract to Rift Valley Freeway Restricted—a French consortium made up of Vinci Highways SAS, Meridian Infrastructure Africa Fund, and Vinci Concessions SAS.
The venture seeks to broaden the highway right into a four-lane twin carriageway by a Public-Non-public Partnership mannequin.
The consortium is anticipated to design, finance, assemble, function and preserve the highway, recouping their funding by toll prices over 30 years.
The venture may even contain widening the prevailing Rironi–Mai Mahiu–Naivasha highway to a seven-metre carriageway with two-metre shoulders on either side.
The contractor may even assemble a four-kilometre elevated freeway by Nakuru city, construct and enhance interchanges alongside the freeway.