Monday, 11 August 2014

Kenya getting ready for its second transport corridor

In a candid interview with THE TIMES OF AFRICA, Kenyan High Commissioner to India, H.E. Mrs. Florence Imisa Weche accentuated and talked about some imperative topics beneficial to Indian business and corporates. Observing and believing on the long lasting relationship between India and Kenya, Excellency visions to strengthen and fortify bilateral relations via various means and strategies. The heartland of East Africa recalls India’s eminent portrayal in building Kenya’s first railway network.

Kenya, a nation bordering the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria with a population of 44.35 million is steeping on its toes to be on the list of the impeccably booming nations in Africa. The High Commissioner proudly told THE TIMES OF AFRICA about the recent projects and initiatives being taken in action by the government for the infrastructure enhancement in the nation.

The first project relates with the growth of ICT sector i.e. Konza Techno City. The Konza project is located around the Silicon Valley, 60 km from the capital city – Nairobi. She noted that the project is spread across 500 hectares of land which will have BPOs, schools, hospitals, golf course and many more with world- class facilities.

The second project is the L.A.P.S.S.E.T Project acronym for Lamu Port Southern Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor. The project is said to connect these regions starting from Lamu Port through Ethiopia up to South Sudan. When finished, it will be the country's second transport corridor. Kenya's other transport corridor is the Mombasa port and Mombasa–Uganda transport corridor that conks through Nairobi and much of the Northern Rift.

During the interview, THE TIMES OF AFRICA became aware of the fact that the corridor project is estimated to prove beneficial also for the oil reserves discovered in northern Kenya, for its trade and business.


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