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Kenya gifts South Sudan

The Kenyan government has allocated 10 acres of land in Naivasha to South Sudan to build a dry port.

Speaking in State House on Monday, President Kenyatta said the land will be used to build for its cargo at the Inland Container Depot.

“To further ease the movement of goods consigned to South Sudan, the Kenya Government has set aside 10 acres of land at the Inland Container Depot in Naivasha Industrial Park, for use as a dry port by the Government of South Sudan,” he stated.

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President Kenyatta assured his South Sudan counter part Salva Kiir, his government commitment to ensure the LAPSET project is achieved.

“In pursuit of our shared vision to deepen further our cooperation, it is important we fast-track the implementation of the LAPSSET Corridor Highway, that is, from Lamu-Garissa-Isiolo-Lokichar-Lodwar-Nadapal-Kapoeta-Torit-Juba,” he said.

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The two nations also reached a deal to deepen their trade ties including a plan for Kenya to hold a trade expo in Juba in November.

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