Multinational - LAPSSET - Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 2016
Signature Date 16 Mar 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21040
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 1,488,127.62
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The LAPSSET Corridor Project is a Kenya Vision 2030 flagship project and is the first large, high impact infrastructure project initiated by the Government of Kenya without external assistance. This project is the single largest project of its nature in Eastern Africa, and LAPSSET will become Kenya’s second largest transport corridor once the project has been completed.

Project Objectives

Among others, the project will entail the following: (i) A port at Manda Bay, Lamu; (ii) A standard gauge railway line to Juba in South Sudan and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia; (iii) Road network; (iv) Oil pipelines (Southern Sudan and Ethiopia); (v) An oil refinery at Bargoni, Kenya; (vi) Three airports; and (vii) Three resort cities. The planned investment resources are equivalent to half of Kenya’s GDP (core investment). In fact, conservative feasibility statistics show that the project will inject between 2% to 3% of GDP into the economy. The LAPSSET Corridor Project will make a tremendous contribution into Kenya’s economic growth, with projections ranging between 8% and 10% of GDP. The project components are spread over a large part of Kenya and will open up the northern parts of the country, and relieve strain on the Mombasa Port.

Beneficiaries

The population at large.

Participating Organization

Funding
NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
Implementing
LAPSSET CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (LDCA)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DD0-010
Last Update 09 Dec 2022

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Contact Details

Name CARVALHO DE MELO Epifanio
Email e.carvalhodemelo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
7.5 30 South Sudan
9 39.5 Ethiopia
3.5167 39.0584 Moyale
2.96667 37.6 Marsabit
-2.28 40.9 Lamu
0.98333 38.53333 Isiolo