Chinese construction firm, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) is on course to complete the first berth of the Lamu port in mid 2018, Kenyan officials said on Thursday [6 April 2017]. Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority Director General Sylvester Kasuku told a media briefing in Nairobi that dredging works began in October 2016 and the work is currently 20 percent complete…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2017

Key Points

  • By 2020, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) is expected to complete the construction of three berths (1.2 million TEUs annual capacity) at Lamu Port at a cost of USD 480 million.
  • According to the Director General of the Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor, Lamu Port should surpass Mombasa Port as Kenya’s largest seaport in ten years.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Once completed, the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor will have 32 deep sea berths at a cost of USD 5 billion. Lamu Port is approximately 340 km (211 miles) north of Mombasa Port along the Kenyan coastline.

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