LAMU – President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday May 20, presided over the operationalization of the first berth of the 32-berth at the new Lamu port.
The port is set to cost the government Kshs500 billion and is part of the larger Lapset project which includes an oil pipeline, roads, railway lines and airport to connect Kenya to its northern neighbours.
The first phase of the project will have three berths; 1 container berth, 1 general berth and 1 bulk berth.
The second phase of the Lamu port will have 16 berths; three bulk, three container, six general cargo, one liquid bulk, one coal, one LNG and one product oil.
President Kenyatta also witnessed the docking of the Singaporean Mv CAP Carmel, the first ship to dock at the deep sea port.
The 204-metre Singaporean container ship was sailing from the Port of Dar es Salaam and was headed to Salalah in Oman.