|Project Details||The Lamu Port project is part of the Lamu Port and- Southern Sudan- Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) project, which is a major flagship proposal set out in Vision 2030, with the aim of transforming the economy of Northern Kenya and opening up the region to create linkages between Kenya and other East African countries. |
The project was launched by former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and President Gen. SalvaKiir of Southern Sudan in a formal ground breaking ceremony held in Lamu, in March 2012.
Feasibility studies for corridor components and the design of three berths and associated facilities in Lamu are complete. The Kenya government has set aside Kshs.2 billion for the construction of the three berths.
Lamu port will be three times the size of current Mombasa port at the more sheltered Manda Bay that is also large and deep enough to accommodate post-'Panamax' vessels. The three berths are designed to handle 30,000 Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) and 100,000 DWT for general and bulk and container cargo respectively. The development of the berths is crucial for importation of building materials for the other project components.
|Level of Investment (in USD)||24,500,000,000|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||100,000-300,000|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica)|
China Construction and Communication Company from China
|Relevant government actors||Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development; Kenya Ports Authority, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Nature Kenya, BirdLife International, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, BirdLife, East African Wildlife Society, Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, Save Lamu, The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Centre for International Environmental Law, and Katiba and Muhuri, Harakati Okoa Lamu Forum, Lamu Environmental Protection and Conservation Group (LEPAC), Kenya Marine Forum; Lamu Beach Management Unit; Council of Elders; Lamu Youth Alliance; Riadha Academy; Kililana Farmers; Lamu Conservation and Development Network|