First three berths of Lamu port to be ready by next year July

First three berths of Lamu port to be ready by next year July

- in Development, News

Construction of the first three berths of the Lamu port at a cost of Sh. 5 Billion is 40 percent complete.

LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority said the three berths are expected to be complete by July next year.

Addressing journalists at the site of the berths in Lamu, Kasuku said currently the Chinese contractor was dredging the sea bed up to 18 meters deep.

He said part of the on-going works entails reclamation of land which will form the container terminal, three berths, piling, decking and the construction of the 1.5 kilometers causeway.

“Dredging works is going on, it will be 18 meters deep during low tide and 21 meters deep during high tide,’’ Kasuku said.

Already, 700 meters have been dredged and another half a kilometer remaining will be complete next year.

Kasuku said the government has already signed an agreement with a South African company to construct the 532-kilometer road that will link Lamu-Isiolo and South Sudan.

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