patchingPotholes on Kenyan roads will soon be a thing of the past! Avery East Africa Ltd (AEA) has partnered with Velocity, a UK based road emergency repair and preventative maintenance company to commission a new paving technology to help reduce and repair potholes on Kenyan roads.
The innovative paving technology referred to as velocity road patching was launched on Tuesday.
Speaking at the launch in Nairobi’s Dagoretti area, AVERY Managing Director, Mr. Nicholus Kithinji welcomed the move saying, “Road infrastructure continues to be a major hurdle against realization of various objectives in the country with infrastructure development playing a vital role in wealth creation. The importance of road can’t be overemphasized as it is also a core factor in good governance and public welfare.”
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The introduction of the new Velocity Road Repair Machine is the first of its kind in Kenya and the region, and the second in Africa, following its successful launch in South Africa.
The technology can permanently repair a pothole in about three minutes-depending on the size of the pothole, while carrying out up to 150 long-lasting pothole repairs per day, greatly improving the speed and efficiency of road rehabilitation while reducing the cost.
One of the machines costs about Ksh 50 Million.
Watch how it works in the video below