|Approval Date||24 Oct 2016|
|Signature Date||19 Jan 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Apr 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||22020|
The Lake Victoria Maritime Communications and Transport Project is designed within the 4th EAC Development Strategy (2011-2016). It will contribute to the EAC’s Vision for the Lake Victoria basin to build “a prosperous population living in a healthy and sustainably managed environment providing equitable opportunities and benefits”. The project addresses the maritime transportation and navigation safety intervention area and will contribute to the provision of safe, efficient transport links, and to the safe conduct of fishing activities that are essential to achieving the goals of poverty reduction and sustainable development. In addition, the socio-economic welfare of the communities around Lake Victoria will be improved through the extended telecommunication coverage, as business will be carried out more efficiently with the available value added services. The project has three main components, namely: (1) establishment of a Maritime communications system for safety on Lake Victoria; (2) EA Maritime Transport Strategy for EAC Lake Victoria Study; and (3) Project Management, Operational cost and Capacity Building.
The development objective of the project is to contribute to broad-based poverty alleviation and improvement of livelihoods of people through increased investment in maritime transport and fishing on Lake Victoria. Specifically, the project will establish a maritime communications system for safety on Lake Victoria, including the implementation of a maritime safety coordination centre and search and rescue centres on the Lake, and produce a maritime transport strategy for the East African Community (EAC).
The beneficiaries of the project are the people of the Lake Victoria Basin. These, for the most part, are involved in several activities in support of their livelihoods including fishing, farming, bee keeping, trading activities, quarrying and sand harvesting’ and mining of gold and other minerals.
African Development Fund
Administration maritime (Kenya)
Kenya Maritime Authority (Kenya)
|Last Update||29 Sep 2020|