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South Sudan to host key regional infrastructure meeting

South Sudan is set to soon host meeting of member countries undertaking implementation of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET).

This was revealed during the weekly cabinet meeting on Friday by Michael Makuei Lueth the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

“The Minister of Transport Madut Biar briefed the cabinet on the issue of LAPSSET project the project set up between countries of Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia, the meetings are done on rotation, this time the meeting will be held in Juba in a date that will be fixed later,” Makuei told journalists in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

 Makuei said that President Salva Kiir recently held discussion with his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto where they agreed to instruct their transport ministers to continue following up on the implementation of the project.

 LAPSSET Corridor Program is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project. 

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; Inter-regional 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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