The Likoni channel cable car project projected to cost KSH5.8 billion is closer to accomplishment after the Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) signed a concession agreement with Trapos Limited, who are the sponsors of the project.
KFS managing director Bakari Gowa said the construction work would take two years starting from May 2018. The channel will have 22 cable cars that will carry 38 passengers per cabin which will give the cars the capacity to transport more than 180,000 travellers daily. Upon completion, commuters will cross the 500-meter channel in approximately three minutes.
The event comes a week after stakeholders of the Sh80 billion Mombasa Gate Bridge, linking the island to South Coast, revealed the project would be constructed in four years after completion of its ongoing feasibility study.