New $66.7m berth to confirm Kenya as regional trade hub
Saturday August 24 2013
Construction of Birth 19 underway in Mombasa. Pictures: File.
Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda are expected to officially open the Ksh5.6 billion ($66.7 million) berth which is expected to raise the port’s capacity by 33 per cent.
The expected presence of the three presidents cements a new economic-political re-alignment shaping up in the EAC around Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
The country is also pushing for the completion of a second container terminal at a cost of $320 million.