Residents of Athi River are set to benefit from an initiative by Safaricom pension scheme to increase access for some of its commercial tenants. The pension scheme has received approval from roads authorities to link its Sh. 4.4 billion Crystal Rivers gated community development to the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Safaricom pension scheme had sought approval to construct a 500m tarmacked road from Kenyan National Highways Authority (KenHA) and the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA). The road authorities have endorsed the project.
The residential project is nearly 90 per cent complete with 40 per cent of houses already sold. The gated community project also contains a mall which is is expected to have a 50 per cent occupancy by end of year according to the pension scheme.
Construction of the road will ease connection between Nairobi-Mombasa highway and the 25-acre Crystal Rivers development. According to the project team, work is on course to deliver the project before the turn of the year.
“We have ramped up the works to ensure that Crystal Rivers will be open to the public by the peak of the December festive season. As of now, Naivas is at an advanced stage of fitting out their premises while other tenants such as Java and Nairobi Hospital are in the process of commencing their works,” Safaricom Pension Scheme secretary Richard Gitahi said.
Mr Gitahi spoke at a forum to update home buyers, mall tenants and supervisory agencies on the project and obtain feedback from regulators on its compliance status.
Source; Business Daily