Roads in Nyandarua may soon be upgraded using probase technology.
This follows a meeting between His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia and Probase Kenya officials to submit a proposal to the County Government for consideration in line with the status of approval of the technology by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development.
The technology stabilizes soils to form a stronger road base.
“The roads shall be water-proofed for durability, which can last up to 20 years,” said Governor Kimemia.
The Governor noted that the technology could lower costs of road construction.
“It is cheaper by over 50 per cent, compared to conventional tarmac roads. It is also labour-intensive, so hundreds of our youths could also be employed,” he said.
He further noted that the County Government a decision on the technology will be made after a comprehensive analysis.
The County Executive Committee member in charge of Transport, Energy and Public Works Hon. (Eng.) Stephen Mbugua has written a letter to the National Government, seeking more information on the technology.
Probase Kenya has built more than 10,000 kilometers of roads, spread across 15 counties in Kenya.
“We would like to explore possibilities of deploying the same technology in Nyandarua,” said its country director, Mr. Seow Cheng Seow.