Lamu port project launched

Construction has begun on a $23bn (£14.5bn) port project and oil refinery in south-eastern Kenya's coastal Lamu region near war-torn Somalia's border. An oil pipeline, railway and motorway will also be built linking Lamu to South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Newly independent South Sudan plans to use Lamu as its main oil export outlet.

Kenya's leader, President Mwai Kibaki, launched the project on 2nd March 2012 along with his South Sudanese and Ethiopian counterparts, Salva Kiir and Meles Zenawi respectively.

Source: Trinity Afer

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