NTU wins EUROPEAID project - Identification Mission for the Improvement of Rural Sugar Access Roads for the Sugar Reforms Support Project in Kenya
The overall objective of this project is to develop an appropriate infrastructure programme that will ensure that transport costs for the sugar industry (particularly sugarcane growers) are reduced and that the general infrastructure network in the sugar belts is maintained and upgraded in a sustainable manner. The specific objectives of this project are: 1. Identification and re-definition of classification of sugar access roads for the eight operating Sugar Mills. 2. Identification and prioritisation of infrastructure projects for the sugar industry, including a medium term investment programme supported by a cost/benefit analysis. 3. Identification of the current road maintenance capacities at the Sugar Mills' deficiencies. Make recommendations with respect to equipment, institutional management structure and systems, and human resources training requirements to meet the identified gaps. 4. Consult the Kisii Training School of the Kenya Institute of Highways & Building Technology (Ministry of Roads) which offers road construction/maintenance training, review of their existing curricula and make recommendations for structured training programme for road contractors and supervisors for the sugar infrastructure project. 5. Identification of environmental concerns related with roads infrastructure development and recommending appropriate mitigation measures.