In a bid to complete its plan under ‘Vision 2030’, President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to commission a second container terminal (CT2) for Mombasa Port, which will be completed in three phases, according to the Daily Nation.
The project is to be funded by the Kenyan and Japanese governments, with phase one consisting of two berths.
Hajj Masemo, Corporate Affairs Manager at the Kenya Ports Authority, said: “This first phase was constructed at a cost of Sh30 billion [US$296 million] which includes supply of two ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes and four rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for yard operations.”
This announcement follows news that South Africa had announced plans to boost capacity at its ports with an investment of $3.2 billion.
Tanzania is also set to build a mega-port after the Tanzanian government was able to secure investments totalling $10 billion.
Tanzania’s plan is to transform Bangamoyo into a regional trade and logistics hub.
The project at Mombasa Port is reportedly one of the biggest projects to take place along the East African coastline.