Global Infrastructure Leadership Project Award
The Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor program won the 2016 Global Infrastructure Leadership Project Award for its ambitious venture to open up the country for trade.
LAPSSET was honored for its potential in creating thousands of jobs and investment opportunities across Eastern Africa.
Director General/CEO Silvester Kasuku received the award at the 9th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum held at the Renaissance downtown, Washington DC in the US.
African Investor (Ai) Award for The Regional Infrastructure Initiative of the year 2016
LAPSSET CORRIDOR PROJECTS WIN A SECOND PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION
The Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopian Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project this afternoon (10, May, 2016) has been awarded with the prestigious “African Investor (AI) Award of the year 2016 for the Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative” during the AI CEO Infrastructure and Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment Summit & Awards 2016, held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award was presented by Hubert Donso, CEO and Vice Chairman of African Investor, and received by Silvester Kasuku, Director General/CEO of LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority (LCDA). Mr. Kasuku was joined in receiving the award by Dr. Mbui Wagacha, Senior Economic Advisor, Executive Office of the President, The Presidency and Amb. Phillip Jada Natana, South Sudan’s Head of Mission in the Republic of South Africa. The LAPSSET Corridor Project beat many Projects in the Continent including the ongoing Northern Corridor SGR (Mombasa – Nairobi – Kampala) Project, which was nominated for the same award. This award follows the “Global Infrastructure Leadership Project – Job/Opportunity Creation Project of the Year Award,” received by LAPSSET CEO Silvester Kasuku at the 9 th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum held at Renaissance downtown, Washington DC in the US on March 10, 2016. This award was given to the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopian Transport (LAPSSET) Project for its ambitious venture to open up the country for trade, creating thousands of jobs and investment opportunities across East Africa hence impacting greatly on Kenya’s wealth. The LAPSSET Corridor Project is among projects named by World Bank and International Monitory Fund (IMF) to hugely impact on the country’s economic growth this year. “The project provides an opportunity of a lifetime to all beneficiary communities, counties and countries on the continent, it is a transformative and game changing project,” said Mr. Bruce Andrews deputy secretary US department of commerce in a statement.