Japanese Funding Fuels Kenya Port Project


Mombasa Port will begin more construction on its second container terminal in January 2018, according to Standard Digital.

The Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Catherine Mturi-Wairi, has reportedly secured a $339 million loan from the Japanese government.

Work on the second phase of the terminal project aims to expand the port’s capacity by 450,000 TEU.

Completion of the first phase added 550,000 TEU in September 2016.

Learn more by reading Dyanmar's 'Container Trades of East and Southern Africa' technical paper

Mombasa Port’s expansion stands to gain from work on the $58.7 million Changamwe-Mariakani dual carriageway, a project that is creating six lanes for traffic travelling from the Mombasa Island to Jomvu, and four lanes from Jomvu to Mariakani.

Read more: Port of Mombasa recently received a major boost to lifting capacity and environmental mitigation with the arrival of two modern diesel electric cranes worth US$8.7 million

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