The construction will be done by C&C company, which will be in-charge of the infrastructure that include two 90 metres high masts and two landing stations.
C&C Construction Company will work hand-in-hand with Doppelmayr Group that will be in charge of the technological part of the project.
The Doppelmayr Group is a manufacturer of ropeways, cable cars and ski lifts and will transfer the technology and operate the system with Likoni Cable Express Limited.
The project is being undertaken under the Public Private Partnership Act of 2012. Its completion is expected to take two years with about 500 locals getting jobs.
The iconic project has been lauded by players in the hospitality sector and is expected to be the critical driver for the South Coast tourism.
The cable express car is expected to be a state-of-the-art gondola car system connecting either side of the Likoni channel crossing.
It will operate seven days per week, with a crossing time of less than three minutes.
The project is the first of its kind in Kenya and is slated to be the first commuter Aerial Cable Car system in Sub-Saharan Africa.