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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Kenya’s other transport corridor is the Mombasa – Uganda transport corridor that passes through Nairobi and much of the Northern Rift. Although the project is not formally stalled, its short to medium term success looks increasingly unlikely.

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Insecurity and political instability in Kenya are mostly to blame for this, as are more commercially viable alternative pipeline options through Tanzania or Ethiopia. The project will involve the following components: The project was initially conceived in but never took off due to various reasons. The project was later revived and included in Kenya Vision The cost of the project was also put at KSh.

The timeline of the project is not clear, including when it started and when it should be finished. Some projects like the Isiolo-Merille projects began in 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 prroject northern frontier, through creation of a second transport corridor.

The project endeavors to deliver a Just and Prosperous middle income Kenya by the year Kenya 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 lapdset.

The functions of the Authority are as follows:. The Corporation is mandated to manage the development of the following infrastructure project components which are key Transport, Energy and Communication investments. In addition to this the project is also spearheading the development lapset associated infrastructure sub 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 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.

Of great significance is the rich agricultural value chain spanning over ten different economic crops whose implementation has begun with the establishment of mega irrigation schemes.

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

Cargoes are generated by the Corridor itself. Higher figures than the above table can be realized. 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.

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. 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.

The ongoing construction works for various project activities are summarized below. The Government has so far allocated KES 4.

The government is also in the process of mobilising more resources from its own revenue resources as well as from private sector investors lapwset equity and debt including bonds while mobilisation of more funds through equity and debt participation by investor for the construction of the first three berths and its associated infrastructure.


Indeed, Kenyans and Ethiopians will soon be able to enjoy improved transport and logistics services and transact business between Addis Ababa, Lamu and Nairobi. The project construction works are complete. The road begins at Merille River and runs in a northerly direction and terminates at Marsabit. The project will cost a total sum of KES The construction works for this section has progressed to The project will cost a total sum of KES 13 billion.

Construction works have progressed to This section is being funded by the African Development Bank and is expected to be completed in December In addition to the above the Government of Kenya and the Government of South Sudan, working together prjoect 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.

This road project does present an opportunity for private sector participation.

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. In addition to the above the Government has prioritised the provision of appropriate infrastructural service aimed at supporting the massive investments planned for the LAPSSET 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. Plans for the construction of kV transmission line from Lake Turkana to Suswa are at an advanced stage while plans are ongoing for the construction of kV line from Garsen to Garissa.

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.

Improvement works on Lokichogio Airport were completed in the recent past and is already operational with scheduled flights landing at the airport. Provision of airport facilities will strengthen buildup of air transport and logistics services along the corridor in readiness for the construction of the three international airports at the three locations in the future. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has already made plans to establish air transport safety, security and surveillance facilities and services to strengthen air transport and logistics in northern Kenya.

The government recently completed lengthening of Lamu Manda Island Airport runway from 1. Improvement works are already complete for the airport terminal building. Preparations are at an advanced stage towards the construction of a parallel taxiway and aircraft apron area to improve capacity of the airport. These improvements will enhance the capacity of Manda Lamu Airport that already has a strong scheduled flights clientele. The Government has completed construction works on the 1.

Construction works are currently ongoing for Airport Terminal Building which is scheduled for completion by end of Kenya Airports Authority has made plans to operationalise the airport once facilities are in place by mid With these developments, the original plan and design for the crude oil pipeline has to be reviewed to accommodate these new discoveries. 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 oil pipelines from Uganda and South Sudan oil fields.

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. Crude oil terminal tank farms will therefore be built at Lokichar and Lamu to manage the logistics of pumping crude oil through the pipeline as well as into the loading into ships for export.

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. As an early delivery strategy, the Ministries of Energy and Petroleum as well as Transport and Infrastructure have adopted an integrated approach for the development of the crude oil pipeline and the road from Lamu-Lokichar.

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

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A consortium of companies led by China Communications Construction Company CCCC was reported to have won the bid for construction of the first three berths at Lamu port. Bythe railway line is expected to handle 30 daily trains to Juba and 52 to Addis Ababa.

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.

Isiolo will be linked to Nairobi through one route, to Nakodok, near Lokichogio via another and to Moyale via the third route.

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. The road was upgraded into a 2 lane tarmac road.

Construction was originally expected to begin by end of once feasibility studies contracted to German company ILF were complete. South Sudan is optimistic of transporting its first oil via the pipeline in if construction begins immediately after completion of feasibility studies.

The Isiolo resort city is to be established under a public private partnership at a cost of KES Inthe Isiolo County Council was asked to set 6, acres of land aside for establishment of the resort city.

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The site is located at Kipsing Gap, 20 kilometres west of Isiolo town. The site was identified by Japanese Port Consultants after a nine-month feasibility study. The consultants also developed a conceptual design for the resort city with more than 10 preliminary models of lapsser city. The plans include rules on land usage and guidance on private sector and local community involvement.

The plans also cater for growth and development of the city for the next 20 to projecy years.

Under Kenya’s new constitution, it will be mandatory for the government to get consent from the locals before commencing with the project. Residents will be compensated for the acquisition. The local council will then acquire lapswet land projeft and make money promect leasing out the land and charging rates.

The city will be situated between Katim hill and Oldonyo Degishu hill. The area also boasts a wide variety of plants and animals, including the big fiveleading to it also being known as the Jewel in the crown. 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.

In January32 councillors led by chairman Adan Ali and Town Clerk Morris Ogolla and legislators, professionals, women group leaders were briefed by government officials on the importance of the resort city. Attractions will include three star to six star hotels, a local art and craft museum, theatres, conference centres and cultural events.

Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor

President Mwai Kibakithrough a special gazette notice, announced the formation of the authority on 1 April with projeect task of managing the project on behalf of Kenya’s government. 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. The authority will push for public private partnerships to help in implementation of the project.

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