Impromptu Site Visit by Principal Secretary Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Sanitation Mr. Joseph Irungu,
The PS Mr. Joseph Irungu made this impromptu to Yamo Dam construction site on 11 January 2021 to inspect the ongoing construction works. He was accompanied by Senior National Government and County Government delegation from various departments. He was received by the Resident Engineer from Runji Consulting Group, the consultant for the Project. The project is being implemented The Government of Kenya through by Northern Water Works Development Agency at a cost of Ksh 1.1Billion. The contractor for the Project, Hebei Water Conservancy and Hydropower (K) is currently undertaking the grouting works for the dam foundation.
The designed dam has a total storage volume of 1.50Mm3 and is expected to supply 6,160m3 daily to Maralal Town and its environs. Construction of the 26m high zoned rock fill dam with a clay core is expected to be completed by September, 2021. Yamo dam also has a hydro-power component and is expected to generate 15Kw.
The PS commended the project team for continued work on site despite financial challenges facing the Project. He promised to look into Project Funding Issue to ensure that the construction deadline is achieved.
Name of Client: Kenya National Highways Authority
Narrative description of Project: Dohwa Engineering Co. Ltd and Runji Consulting Group Ltd Joint Venture have been awarded the consultancy contract for the Design Review and Construction Supervision of the Kenol – Sagana (A2) Highway. The 48 Km project is part of the Kenol – Sagana – Marua Highway Improvement Project that forms part of the Great North Road that connects Tanzania and Ethiopia through Nairobi. The project is being financed by the AfDB at a cost of KES 8 billion and involves dualling of the Kenol-Sagana Segment of the corridor including a new 171m pre-stressed Bridge over River Tana and an interchange at Makutano. In addition to the main project road, the Consultant will design and supervise the construction of 20 Km of feeder roads, a multi-storey Trauma Centre at Sagana Hospital and roadside amenities to supplement the project value in the region.
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment: Design Review and Construction Supervision of the 48 Km main road, Detailed Engineering Design and Supervision of 20 Km of feeder roads, Trauma Centre and road side amenities.
Location within country: Muranga, Machakos, Kirinyaga and Embu Counties
Start date (month/year): 14th August 2020 Completion date (month/year): 13th August 2024