European Commission to fund construction of £347.6 M first dedicated electric BRT in East Africa

The agreement was reached during a meeting between President William Ruto and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in Brussels, Belgium. Ruto reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to a green transition as envisioned in the country’s climate change mitigation plan.

The agreement was signed by Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen and European Commissioner for International Partnerships JuttaUrpilainen.The two leaders also discussed other key areas of mutual interest including trade & investment, climate change adoption, health and technology.

The Green Mobility-Nairobi core bus rapid transit line 3 (BRT 3) will feature zero-emission electric buses and will incorporate intelligent transport system features, affordable fare settings, and the inclusion of access to the public transport system for youth, women, and low-income households.

According to the press statement, the project also aims to enhance traveler safety.

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