Completion of the state-of-the-art, Sh (Kenyan Shilling) 450 million (US$4,475,290) cruise terminal in Mombasa has been pushed by 1 more year.
Kenya Ports Authority management said the project, which was due to be ready by August 2018, would now be complete by July 2019.
According to Bernard Osero, Kenya Ports Authority Head of Corporate Affairs, the contractor was currently on project's phase 1C (the project was divided in phases: phase 1A, 1B and 1C), which entailed the last finishes and installation of key features that also included lifts.
The new facility is expected to feature state-of-the-art security features, immigration center, hotel and accommodation facility, as well as other social amenities.
The cruise ship terminal will also allow for the simultaneous berthing two Oasis-class vessels, which are the largest passenger ships in the world - with LOA length 360 m (1181 ft) and max capacity 6300 passengers plus 2150 crew.