Press Release: The ICT Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’I launched the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure Phase 11(NOFBI Phase 11) on 22nd September 2014 in Embu County.
The implementation of the project will ease communication across counties as well as improve government service delivery to the citizens such as application of national identity cards, passports and registration of birth and death certificates. The 6 billion project once fully implemented, will cover 2100 kilometers in all 47 Counties.
Telecommunications Company Huawei was awarded the contract to build a national fibre optic infrastructure to connect Nairobi with other key towns in the country. The project which is jointly funded by the Government of Kenya and a loan from the Chinese Government is expected to be fully implemented by end of 2015.
Other key deliverables by the project include creation of job opportunities to the youths especially those who reside in Embu region as well as high speed internet connectivity to the National and County Government offices.