Friday, December 18, 2015

LAPSSET: Delays and Questions about Rationale

The Rift Valley Institute just published a major study titled "LAPSSET: The History and Politics of an Eastern African Megaproject" by Adrian J. Browne, PhD candidate at Durham University.

The author concludes that the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) project has encountered delays, financing questions, and even concerns about its rationale.  It is unlikely the pipeline will reach South Sudan or that the railway will be completed within this decade.  The dramatic fall in oil prices and increasing insecurity in northern Kenya since mid-2014 are resulting in a desire for answers to more questions about the future of the project. 

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