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A major challenge is safeguarding the environment, and the rights and livelihoods of those whose lands the project will cross. Each element of the project carries a significant economic and social cost. Engagement with county governments is also a key factor. The meeting attracted participation from donors and researchers, representatives of government and the communities affected by the project.

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The far-reaching project involves a railway, a highway, a crude oil pipeline and a fibre-optic cable connecting the four countries. The project will also include several airports, resort cities, an oil refinery, a berth port in Lamu and other supporting infrastructure mini projects. Although the project seems a promising idea, it had to be shelved for years after its conceptualization in , nine years after Kenya achieved independence, because the young republic could not afford the exorbitant projected costs.

Amid the pomp and colour of welcome celebrations, in March President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, then Prime Minister of Ethiopia Meles Zenawi and President Kibaki travelled to Lamu to lay the foundation stone for the port, signalling their determination to kick-start the project.

At the onset, Kenya received financial assurances from foreign private investors. This forced Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan to agree to use domestic resources to finance their respective parts of the project. Kenya was frustrated by a lack of interest from foreign investors, even as it faced pressure from South Sudan, which on a number of occasions openly complained about the slow pace of the project.

Oil-rich South Sudan pays high transit charges on its oil exports to its neighbour, Sudan. South Sudan is therefore keen to use the potentially cheaper LAPSSET corridor for oil exports to India and the Far East, although the civil conflict in the newly independent country is creating concerns among major oil producers. A similar financing scheme has been adopted for the roads, railway, oil pipeline, resort cities and three airports.

Then contracts for another set of berths will be awarded. We have a fully-fledged state corporation to ensure the project is achieved. In addition, according to Mr. Kasuku, over 5, jobs have been created since construction started in But there are questions as to who benefited from these employment opportunities. The immediate first-level jobs available in LAPSSET require literacy and education, which are limited among community members and other nationals in the region.

Second-level opportunities, such as local informal trade and business, may not immediately benefit local pastoral community members, who lack capital and access to credit—meaning they will be late to market. Besides financing the megaproject, the government has had to deal with concerns about the environment and with compensation for owners of the land the roads and railway will pass through.

Lack of compensation for land owners and lack of community participation in the planning process also generated hostility towards the project. Lamu residents coalesced under the Save Lamu lobby in and took the Kenyan government to court. Nevertheless, initial scepticism has given way to hope that the project will boost local and regional economies.

We used to hear about the proposed port. The situation is different now. Also, about 5, fishermen are to receive mechanized fishing boats and fishing gear, while fish-processing industries will be established in Lamu.

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The far-reaching project involves a railway, a highway, a crude oil pipeline and a fibre-optic cable connecting the four countries. The project will also include several airports, resort cities, an oil refinery, a berth port in Lamu and other supporting infrastructure mini projects. Although the project seems a promising idea, it had to be shelved for years after its conceptualization in , nine years after Kenya achieved independence, because the young republic could not afford the exorbitant projected costs. Amid the pomp and colour of welcome celebrations, in March President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, then Prime Minister of Ethiopia Meles Zenawi and President Kibaki travelled to Lamu to lay the foundation stone for the port, signalling their determination to kick-start the project. At the onset, Kenya received financial assurances from foreign private investors.

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Kenya's other transport corridor is the Mombasa - Uganda transport corridor that passes through Nairobi and much of the Northern Rift. The construction of LAPSSET's main components ports, pipelines, roads, railways is currently ongoing with construction of the first berth at Lamu Port completed in October, situation as per October Although the project is not formally stalled, its short to medium term success looks increasingly unlikely. Insecurity and political instability in Kenya are mostly to blame for this, as are more commercially viable alternative pipeline options through Tanzania or Ethiopia.

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