WHAT IS THE LAPSSET CORRIDOR PROGRAM?
The LAPSSET Corridor Program is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project bringing together Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan. This mega project consists of seven key infrastructure projects starting with a new 32 Berth port at Lamu (Kenya); Interregional Highways from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba (South Sudan), Isiolo to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Lamu to Garsen (Kenya), Crude Oil Pipeline from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba; Product Oil Pipeline from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Addis Ababa; Interregional Standard Gauge Railway lines from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba, Isiolo to Addis Ababa, and Nairobi to Isiolo; 3 International Airports: one each at Lamu, Isiolo, and Lake Turkana; 3 Resort Cities: one each at Lamu, Isiolo and Lake Turkana; and The multipurpose High Grand Falls Dam along the Tana River.
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The acronym LAPSSET stands for: Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor
LAPSSET is a regional project between the countries of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan with an aim of linking them to each other, and to their neighbors in Eastern Africa.
We are actively seeking investment from firms/consortia interested in the development of various components of the LAPSSET Corridor Program. This is following the approval by cabinet for the projects to be funded under the PPP (Public Private Partnerships) framework. Please contact us for further details on how to prepare your proposal for investment into the LAPSSET Corridor, or visit the Investment page for more details.
The regional corridors are primed to spur continental economic growth by increasing Intra-African trade and reduce transit operations which are deemed to be high risks in terms of operations without additional costs.
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on 20th May, 2021 officially operationalized the first Berth of the Port of Lamu. Speaking during the Operationalization Ceremony, President Uhuru Kenyatta noted that the Port of Lamu will transform Lamu County in to a major trade and logistics hub and accelerate rapid economic transformation through opportunistic business ventures. The
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday 9th December commissioned the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) in Moyale, Marsabit County. The two leaders also inaugurated the 500 kilometer Hawassa- Hegere Mariam -Moyale Road whose construction work had been completed signaling a major milestone in the bilateral relations between the two
The African Union Commission’s High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa, Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga during a meeting with the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority (LAPSSET) Board and Management held on 6th August, 2019 noted that the LAPSSET Corridor Project had the potential to boost Africa’s regional social-economic integration. The Chairman, Board Members, Director General/CEO and