As the world converges in Nairobi next week for the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference (SBEC), the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority with support from United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) AND NEPAD/ APRM Kenya Secretariat will host a side event during the Conference focusing on showcasing the potential of the LAPSSET Corridor Program in harnessing the blue economy.

This will create an opportunity to market the huge potential for blue economy along the LAPSSET Corridor, such as exploration of marine resources; commercial fishing, mineral exploitation, Shipping, Transport, trade, carbon sequestration, tourism, and recreation.

The event will be held in Intercontinental Hotel on 27th November 2018 as from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Themed, Smart shipping, ports, transportation and global connectivity, the main goal of the event is to bring together key stakeholders, potential investors and development partners with a view of showcasing investment opportunities in the LAPSSET Corridor Program and to mobilize resources for the program implementation.

The Lamu Port South- Sudan, Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Program is a regional multi-modal infrastructure program that integrates roads, railway and pipeline components in Kenya, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. The program is the single largest project of its nature in East and Central Africa intended to provide seamless connectivity and to enhance trade and logistics within the region. In addition, the Corridor provides an alternative and strategic gateway to serve the landlocked neighboring countries of Ethiopia, South Sudan and beyond.

The scope of the trunk infrastructure includes:-

  1. A 32 Berth Port in Lamu intended to unlock logistics and trade and create regional transport hub;
  2. Interregional Standard Gauge Railway lines from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Nakodok and Juba (South Sudan), Isiolo to Moyale and to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Nairobi to Isiolo;
  3. Interregional Highways from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Nakodok and Juba (South Sudan), Isiolo to Moyale and to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia);
  4. Crude Oil Pipeline from Juba (South Sudan) – Nakodok – Lokichar – Isiolo – Lamu; and
  5. Product Oil Pipeline from Lamu – Isiolo- to Moyale (Kenya) and Moyale to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

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