The construction of a 1.8 billion Kenya Maritime Authority Complex at Mbaraki area, is now at 86.3 per cent, Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Wavinya Ndeti said on Thursday while touring the project in Mombasa.
The 15-storey complex, whose construction began in February 2017, was supposed to have been completed by September 2019.
However, the project was delayed because of “some few issues here and there,” according to Ndeti.
“We had some few issues that caused a bit of delay, but we solved them out. We are moving on well and by February the project will be handed over,” said Ndeti.
Currently, KMA offices are located at a building owned by the Kenya Ports Authority.
[The KMA tower under construction. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
“After KMA moves into this new headquarters, they will not be paying rent anymore. Instead, the people using the facility will be paying KMA,” said Ndeti.
According to plans, after completion, the KMA headquarters will house the Africa regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC).
The MTCC is one of the five centres the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will set up globally and has already set aside a budget of Sh1.1 billion funded by the European Union.