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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The Government has so far allocated KES 4.

Donate Donate to the Bretton Woods Project. The project was initially conceived in but never took off due to various reasons. The road was upgraded into a 2 lane tarmac road. Improvement works are already complete for the airport terminal building.

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. In order to support the development of the crude oil pipeline, the Government has identified the need to simultaneously construct the Lamu-Lokichar Road alongside the pipeline.

Improvement works on Lokichogio Airport were completed in the recent past and is already operational with scheduled flights landing at the airport. The Government of Kenya is soon putting up an Expression of Interest to competitively select the appropriate investors for the development of the crude oil pipeline.

Although the project is not formally stalled, its short to medium term success looks increasingly unlikely. The government is also in the process of mobilising more resources from its own revenue resources as well as from private sector investors through equity and debt including bonds while mobilisation of more funds through equity and debt participation by lqpsset for the construction of the first three berths and its associated infrastructure.

The project was later revived and included in Kenya Vision The project construction works are complete. The government recently completed lengthening of Lamu Manda Island Airport runway from 1. Projecg is spearheading the development of Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport LAPSSET Corridor Project to strengthen the country’s position as a gateway and a transport and logistics hub to the East African sub-region and the Great Lakes region to facilitate trade, promote regional economic integration and interconnectivity between African countries.


Attractions will include three star to six star hotels, a local art and craft museum, theatres, conference centres and cultural events. The road from Lamu will pass through Hola and Bura to Garissa.

The Government has prioritised the participation of private sector in the development of LAPSSET Corridor infrastructure through infrastructure bonds and equity participation among other money market instruments. Related resources How infrastructure is shaping lapsxet world; a critical introduction to infrastructure mega-corridors 18 December The project endeavors to deliver a Just and Prosperous middle income Kenya by the year April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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.

In addition to the above the Government of Kenya and the Government of South Sudan, working together with the World Bank recently completed feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs for the Lokichar – Nadapal — Torit – Juba Road whose construction works will begin soon once finances are mobilised. Preparations are at an advanced stage towards the construction of a parallel taxiway and aircraft apron area to improve capacity of the airport.

This lapszet … is largely reliant on fossil fuels, mining and large-scale agribusiness. In addition to this laspset project is also spearheading the development of associated infrastructure projfct projects in particular the High Grand Falls that is envisaged to produce MW of power and provide water to Lamu city, Lamu Port and metropolis and irrigation of mega farms planned for the Tana Delta among other areas within the Corridor.

The ongoing construction works for various project activities are summarized below. We serve as an information provider, watchdog, networker and advocate. Views Read Edit View history. Insecurity and political instability in Kenya are mostly to projcet for this, as are more commercially viable alternative pipeline options through Tanzania or Ethiopia. Archived from the original on 25 April The Projevt 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.


Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor

The plans also cater for growth and development of the city for the next 20 to 30 years. In addition to the above the Government has prioritised the provision of appropriate infrastructural service ,apsset at supporting the massive investments planned for the LAPSSET Corridor.

Some projects like the Isiolo-Merille projects began in This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat The road begins at Merille River and runs in a northerly direction and terminates at Marsabit. The project will involve the following components: Members of the herding community around the village of Nakukulas have barricaded roads in protest. As such considerations are being made to commence construction of crude oil pipeline from Lokichar to Lamu Port to evacuate Kenyan oil as more preparations are made to complete negotiations on the construction of joining crude ;roject pipelines from Uganda projetc South Sudan oil fields.

Archived from the original on 24 April The local council will then acquire the land title and make money from leasing projetc the land and charging rates.

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

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bythe railway line is expected to handle 30 daily trains to Juba and 52 to Addis Ababa. The Isiolo resort city is to be established under a public private partnership at a cost of KES