China-built Lamu port in Kenya to be operational in June –Official

) Ports Authority (KPA) official on Monday said a Chinese-built seaport in ’s coastal island Lamu would be operational in June.

Bernard Osero, head KPA corporate affairs, told Xinhua over the phone China Communications Construction Company had already completed construction the first three berths the .

“Lamu will specialise in handling containers and oil cargo between the east African hinterland and the rest of the world.’’

Osero said the new facility would enable to become a gateway of choice for Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia.

“Lamu will also complement the existing of Mombasa because is a natural deep port can handle larger sea vessels.’’

Osero added the Kenyan is prioritising Lamu Port as a key infrastructure facility would link east Africa and west Africa and rail. (Xinhua/)