Government prioritizes Lamu Port as Key infrastructure to link East and West Africa

 Lamu Port [Photo: Xinhua]

The government is prioritizing Lamu Port as a key infrastructure facility, that will link East Africa and West Africa through road and rail.

The Chinese-built seaport, will be operational in June this year.

According to the head of  corporate affairs at Kenya Ports Authority Bernard Osero, China Communications Construction Company has already completed construction of the first three berths of the port.

Osero said, the new facility will enable Kenya to become a gateway of choice for Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia.

Lamu port will specialize in handling containers and oil cargo between the east African hinterland and the rest of the world,” he said.

He also said, the Port will complement the existing Port of Mombasa because it is a natural deep port that can handle larger sea vessels.

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