Lamu Port Construction Slows Down Over Funds


CONSTRUCTION of the first three berths at Kenya’s second seaport in Lamu has been sluggish due to funding problems, Kenya Ports Authority has said.

According to KPA, Treasury has been releasing money allocated for the project intermittently, delaying works at the site.

China Communication Construction Company which signed a $478.9 million (Sh48.8 billion) deal in August last year is yet to start work, the Lamu county government confirmed yesterday.

“Construction of the three berths is ongoing but there has been a slow down. The pace depends on flow of funds from Treasury. Ours is to implement the project,” Ndua said during the KPA media workshop which ended on Tuesday.

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