Ethiopia reaffirmed its continued commitment to the realization of the under-construction Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia (LAPSSET) Corridor Project, geared towards the development, integration and prosperity aspirations of our respective people.
This is indicated by Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem, at the 7th Program for Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA) Week. He reiterated the fact that the LAPSSET is a game changer regional integration and economic development project, according to the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
He further noted, the project seeks to unlock the potential of the untapped regional trade through seamless connectivity, driven by a multi-faceted transport and logistics corridor. The project also seeks to promote regional integration through trans-border trade and investments, he added.
As a result he urged all governments and partners to re-affirm their commitment to strengthen LAPPSSET project and accelerate the attainment of overall socio-economic transformation for the peoples of East Africa.
The session on the LAPSSET is underway under the title “Investment Potentials of the LAPSSET Land Bridge to Central Africa and Beyond” as part of the 7th PIDA Week under the theme “Putting Africa on a Firm Footing for Recovery, Growth and Resilience through Infrastructure”. It’s happening at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC).
During the #7thPIDAWeek, @lapsset session on the Investment Potential for the LAPSSET Project in Africa, the @lapsset CEO notes that soft infrastructure (policies, laws, frameworks) operationalize Regional integration brought about by transport and connectivity projects. pic.twitter.com/GROuI77ugE
— LAPSSET (@lapsset) March 1, 2022