The construction of Sh350 million world-class cruise terminal at Port Mombasa which was initially set to be completed in August 2019 has been pushed to November.
The cruise ship terminal that is being constructed at Port of Mombasa is currently 40% complete.
In December 2018, Tourism and Wildlife Secretary Najib Balala, HAD announced August was the completion of the new terminal in time for the cruise season in November.
However, on Thursday last week during the inspection of President Uhuru Kenyatta of the ongoing construction of the cruise facility, Mr. Balala said that the terminal will be fully operational by November 2019.
The works on the terminal, which began in December 2016, was scheduled to be completed in August 2017, but was later pushed to 2018 then later this year because of “unavoidable circumstances”.
The cruise terminal is being constructed with an Sh250 million funding from KPA along with Sh100 million from TradeMark East Africa.
In February 2019, Kenya lost around 2,000 tourists when 2 cruise ships destined for Port Mombasa were redirected to other destinations after a security alert by the US government.