Lamu Port will have 32 berths. Credit: LCDA. The Lamu Port project is a part of the LAPSSET corridor programme.
Who is manager of Lamu Port?
Silvester Kasuku, Director-General and CEO, Lamu Port: Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor: Interview.
What is the LAPSSET project?
Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project, also known as Lamu corridor is a transport and infrastructure project in Kenya that, when complete, will be the country’s second transport corridor. The low oil prices since 2015 also affect LAPSSET’s commercial prospects.
How big is the Lamu port?
With a depth of 17.5 metres, as opposed to 15 metres in Mombasa, the port of Lamu is in an ideal position to handle large container ships that are unable to dock at Mombasa.
Where is Lamu port located?
Kenya recently launched its newest mega infrastructure project, the Lamu port, which is a part of an ambitious transport corridor between Lamu (a small archipelago north of Mombasa in Kenya), South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Where is the new Lamu Port going to be?
One of the flagship infrastructure projects identified by the Government in Kenya Vision 2030 is the development of a new transport corridor linking a new and modern Port of Lamu with Garissa, Isiolo, Maralal, Lodwar and Lokichogio and branching at Isiolo to Moyale at the border with Ethiopia and proceeding to the border with Southern Sudan. 1.
How is the LAPSSET Corridor project in Lamu?
LAPSSET Corridor Project is on course and so far construction activities for various facities at Lamu Port site are ongoing with progress for Lamu Port Building and Port Police and security facilities having achieved a completion rate of 95%. i) Port Building: 95% complete. ii) Police Station: 95% complete.
Why was Lamu chosen as a resort city?
Port at Lamu (Manda Bay). 7. Resort cities (Lamu, Isiolo and Lake Turkana) The proposed port site at Manda bayat 40o 55′ East and 2o 11′ South was selected because it has deep and sheltered bay and a wide navigable entrance channel.
How much traffic does the Lamu corridor have?
The traffic forecast for this corridor predicts that in that inclusive of demand from both South Sudan and Ethiopia, the Lamu traffic is expected to reach 23.9 million tons by 2030.