Kenya Invites Bids for Port Project

16 September 2010 (Last Updated September 16th, 2010 18:30)

Kenya has invited bids for the construction of a port in the coastal town of Lamu in Manda Bay, according to the government. The initial work of the $3.5bn port project is part of Vision 2030, the country's $22bn transport development plan. According to the Transport Ministry, t

Kenya has invited bids for the construction of a port in the coastal town of Lamu in Manda Bay, according to the government.

The initial work of the $3.5bn port project is part of Vision 2030, the country’s $22bn transport development plan.

According to the Transport Ministry, the port will have three berths able to handle 30,000dwt of general cargo and 100,000dwt of bulk cargo.

The proposed port will be part-financed by China and is expected to increase trade with Ethiopia and southern Sudan.