Friday, October 2, 2015

Infrastructure Projects Move Forward in Ethiopia and Djibouti; LAPSSET Stalled in Kenya

The Mail and Guardian Africa published on 30 September 2015 an article titled "Bullish Ethiopia and Djibouti Agree on $1.55Bn Pipeline; Kenya's LAPSSET Has Reason to Worry."  Ethiopia and Djibouti signed an agreement to construct a 340-mile pipeline to transport diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel from the port of Djibouti to central Ethiopia.  This followed the recent completion of track laying for the 481-mile Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway.  In the meantime, the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor has been delayed due to security concerns near Kenya's border with Somalia. 

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