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Ethiopia and Kenya has reaffirm it’s commitment towards the infrastructural projects at the cross-border linking both nations.
Both nations in a joint statement made the announcement shortly after inspecting the ongoing construction of the new 32-berth Lamu Port, when President Kenyatta visited Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.
According to Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed who said Kenya and Ethiopia are fast tracking the development of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor Project.
He noted that it will promote trade and regional trade while the corridor will form part of the Trans-Africa Highway network.
Quoting Ahmed, “Additionally, we have embarked on the development of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor, which is being developed to complement the Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor.”
Meanwhile, President Kenyatta said since reaching the understanding to develop transport corridors jointly, the two countries have witnessed significant progress in the actualization of the Port of Lamu.
Quoting President Kenyatta, “Through this new Transport Corridor, Ethiopia will have a more reliable and more direct road access route; connecting Moyale and Isiolo to the Lamu Port on the Indian Ocean.”
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