NTU’s team has successfully kicked-off the EU-funded project Institutional Support to the Kenyan Transport Sector. The project will continue for 36 months and will be coordinated by the State Department of Infrastructure to the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development.
A safer and better transport system for Kenya
At the meeting, the stakeholders reconfirmed the purpose of this contract, which is to support Kenyan authorities in improving governance and technical skills in the transport sector. The goal is to develop a more efficient and safe transport system, while also increasing productivity and decreasing the negative impacts on climate and environment. Another key element of the project will be to provide support in the improvement of the urban mobility within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, and assisting in the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit System.
Kenya’s need for improvement in this area is urgent, as NTU’s team experienced first-hand:
“After making the one-and-a-half-hour long drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the city center in Nairobi, our team is even more convinced of the burning needs at hand in regards to the importance of improving traffic management and providing better urban mobility solutions for the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.”
Urban development in Nairobi Metropolitan Area
NTU’s team will primarily support the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, the road authorities and the Nairobi City County. Other counties, regional offices of the road authorities and possibly other bodies playing a role in the transport sector may also benefit from this support.
The results of the Institutional Support will be achieved by delivery of 3900 consultancy days in four types of support, all to be generated on a demand-driven basis subject to the conditions for supervision and steering of the contract.
NTU will provide support for:
- Technical assistance, a combination of short-term and long-term experts input
- On the job trainings and organization and implementation of training courses, workshops and seminars
- Production of documents such as coordinated manuals, guidelines, protocols, procedures etc.;
- Support in the development of a multimodal transport model for Nairobi Metropolitan area.
The direct beneficiaries will be the MOTIHUD, NaMATA, the road authorities and Nairobi City County. Other public bodies playing a role in the transport sector, such as other counties, NTSA, KRB, Kenya Wildlife Service, KRC, Kenya Port Authority, may also receive support. Some private bodies, such as public transport operator’s associations, may also benefit from the support.