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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Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Pages using web citations with no URL Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL Use British English from May Use dmy dates from May Articles needing cleanup from April All papsset needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with projectt reason field from April Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from April All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September 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.

Views Read Edit View history. Although the project is not formally stalled, its short to medium term success looks increasingly unlikely.

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

This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The Government has completed construction works on the 1.

Cargoes are generated by the Corridor itself. 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.

The Government has so far allocated KES 4. Retrieved from ” https: 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.



This includes proposed power generation facilities, water systems and communication facilities. 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. The road was upgraded into a 2 lane tarmac road. Retrieved 27 April The plans also cater for growth and development of the city for the next 20 to 30 years.

The project will cost a total sum of KES In addition to this the project is also spearheading the development of 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 project construction works are complete. 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.

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

As an early delivery strategy, the Ministries of Energy and Petroleum lapaset well as Transport and Infrastructure have adopted an integrated approach for the development of the crude oil pipeline and the road from Lamu-Lokichar. Archived from the original on 25 April Inthe Isiolo County Council was asked to set 6, acres of land aside for establishment of the resort city. Improvement works are already complete for the airport terminal building.


Provision of airport facilities will lapssdt 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.

The plans include rules on land usage and guidance on private sector and local community involvement.

Daily Nation Friday 6 January 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. Southern Sudan will be prkject charge of constructing a route from Nakodok to Juba while Ethiopia will construct a road from Moyale to Addis Abbaba.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The construction works for this section has progressed to Kenya’s other transport corridor is the Mombasa – Uganda transport corridor that passes through Nairobi and much of the Northern Rift.

The functions of the Authority are as follows:. The government recently completed lengthening of Lamu Manda Island Airport runway from 1.

Kenya is spearheading the development of Lamu Port-South Lalsset 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.