Kenya's new port to be gateway to Great Lakes region
5 March 2012
radio france internationale (English) - March 4, 2012
The construction of Lamu Port in Kenya has been officially launched by Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The Port is expected to act as the main gateway to Africa’s Great Lakes region that includes the Horn of Africa, eastern Africa and central Africa.
The inauguration of the port project also marked the launch of the Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia Transport Project (Lapsset). This project will see the creation of a superhighway that will link Kenya and Ethiopia.