The Government of Kenya (GoK) intends to develop the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor, a key Vision 2030 flagship multi-modal transport project comprising seven components (Port, highway, railway, oil pipeline, oil refinery, airports and resort cities) that will link the envisaged Port of Lamu with Ethiopia and South Sudan through the Eastern and Northern parts of Kenya. Vision 2030 is Kenya’s economic development blueprint to help the country attain middle-income status by year 2030.
As the first phase of this estimated USD 5.3 billion Lamu Port Development Project, the GoK plans to construct the first three (3) berths with associated infrastructure (e.g. access roads, railway sidings, warehouses, buildings among others) at Manda Bay in Lamu.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, the implementing Agency for the Lamu Port Project has invited eligible construction firms for prequalification in the undertaking this development. The scope of works for this project will include construction of the port structure, causeway, storage yard and building, administration area and buildings, small craft yard, dredging/reclamation, channel and basins, and associated infrastructure (water supply, storage and reticulation; electrical power distribution; fiber optic, voice, data and communication networks).