The LAPSSET Corridor. Program is a regional flagship project intended to provide transport and logistics infrastructure aimed at creating seamless connectivity. Youths, local industries to reap more from Lapsset project the Kililana site of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor Project. The multi-billion-dollar LAPSSET project promises to transform Kenya — including the oldest Swahili settlement on the African coast. LAPSSET.

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Improvement works are already complete for the airport terminal building.

Warming of Ethiopia-Eritrea relations puts proposed LAPSSET mega-project under microscope

The timeline of the project is not clear, including when it started and when it should be finished. Kenya Airports Authority has made plans to operationalise the airport once facilities are in place by mid Kenya’s other transport corridor is the Mombasa – Uganda transport corridor that passes through Nairobi and much of the Northern Rift. Retrieved 27 April The High Grand falls will be used to create a manmade Lake at its dam with a view to controlling perennial flooding within the lower Tana Basin.

Protests have also erupted against plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the vicinity of Lamu Port, with the African Development Bank considering providing finance for the project. The project will cost a total sum of KES From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The cost of the project was also put at KSh. A director general will head the 11 member board that will include five state officials, private sector representatives and a chairman appointed by the president.

Higher figures than the above table can be realized. Southern Sudan will be in charge of constructing a route from Nakodok to Juba while Ethiopia will construct a road from Moyale to Addis Abbaba. President Mwai Kibakithrough a special gazette notice, announced the formation of the authority on 1 April with the task of managing the project on behalf of Kenya’s government.

Sudan denies it plans to abandon Lamu port project”. We serve as an information provider, watchdog, networker and advocate. The local council will then acquire the land title and make money from leasing out the land and charging rates.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. The road begins at Merille River and runs in a northerly direction and terminates at Marsabit.


The government has embarked on improving facilities at the three airports to provide for air travel services in the interim to enhance accessibility to the corridor. The Government has just completed the electric power connection for the Lamu Port of kV transmission line from Rabai through Malindi and Garsen to Lamu. Archived from the original on 25 April Retrieved 1 April The site was identified by Japanese Port Consultants after a nine-month feasibility study.

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From the statistics provided, it is therefore evident that if the government structured the projects into bankable bundles, it would attract private sector investors to participate and invest in the projects.

Bythe railway line is expected to handle 30 daily trains to Juba and 52 to Addis Ababa. Preparations are at an advanced stage towards the construction of a parallel taxiway and aircraft apron area to improve capacity projext the airport.

The road was upgraded into a 2 lane tarmac road. The road from Lamu will pass through Hola and Bura to Garissa. From Garissa, the main branch will run to Isiolo while a second branch will run off to Mwingi and Matuu for exploitation of coal in the Kitui Basin. Archived from the original on 27 September This section is being funded by the African Development Bank and is expected to be completed in December Retrieved 7 April Kipsing Gap was picked in preference of Kulamawe and Archers Post due to security, accessibility, cultural diversity, natural diversity, wildlife, water availability, electricity, sewer system among other factors.

The aim of the project is to cut over-dependence on Kenya’s main port of Mombasa as well as open up Kenya’s largely under-developed northern frontier, through creation of a second transport corridor.

The project endeavors to deliver a Just and Prosperous middle income Kenya by the year There is already significant private sector interest being registered towards the implementation of these project components hence the need has arisen for the government to structure and package bankable projects that are investor ready for uptake by private sector. Improvement works on Lokichogio Airport were completed in the recent past and is already operational with scheduled flights landing at the airport.

Already both local and international agricultural investors are keen lapset taking investment opportunities in this area and respective County Governments within the corridor have started receiving enquiries from some of the interested investors.


Crude oil terminal tank farms will therefore be built at Lokichar and Lamu to manage the logistics of pumping llapsset oil through the pipeline as well as into the loading into ships for export. Local campaigners, civil society organisations and researchers had previously raised serious concerns about the environmental and social impacts of LAPSSET, which is partially funded by the World Bank. The ongoing construction works for various project activities are summarized below. Plans for the construction of kV transmission line from Lake Turkana to Suswa are at an lapset stage while plans are ongoing for the construction of kV line from Garsen to Garissa.

From bids requested by the Kenyan Government, the first phase of the port will lappsset 3 deep water berths with a capability of handling ships with a dead-weight capacity of up totonnes. lapssset

What does “development” actually look like? The case of LAPSSET

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The Government has so far allocated KES 4. The British company Tullow Oil has opened the oil fields, but many are frustrated that this has not led to more jobs and benefits for those who have lived on the land for generations.

Daily Nation Friday 6 January In this event, the Lokichar to Lamu crude oil pipelines will be the trunk crude pipeline to accommodate crude oil from Uganda and South Sudan. With these developments, the original plan and design for the crude oil pipeline has to be reviewed to accommodate these new discoveries.

The project laapsset involve the following projext