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This presentation discusses the issues in developing a large port on the east coast of Africa

This presentation discusses the issues in developing a large port on the east coast of Africa

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  • 1. BBC News. Author not citedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-172318892nd March 2012 Bruce Brady Bu635 1
  • 2. IntroductionWhere & What is theLamu Port Project BenefitsIssuesQuestions 2
  • 3. Where & What Lamu Port, Kenya 3
  • 4. Where & What 30 berths and deep water handling with 18m of depth 23.9 million Tonnes New international Airport 4
  • 5. Where &What Rail line to Juba in South Sudan and Ethiopia Oil Pipeline capacity of 120,000 barrels per day Roads 5
  • 6. Benefits“In areas which aremarginalized at present, youwill see manufacturingplants. You will see tourism.You will see irrigated largescale farming. Hundreds ofthousands of jobs will sprout.The arid and semi-arid landsof Kenya will betransformed.” - PM of KenyaRaila Odinga 6
  • 7. Benefits 7
  • 8. Issues 8
  • 9. IssuesUnesco World Heritage SiteFishing will be disrupted / eliminated 9
  • 10. Issues Location of Refuge Camp and Somalian pirateactivity will affect port security Dadaad Refuge camp 10
  • 11. IssuesDadaad Refuge campWorld’s largest campHome to more than 450,000 displacedcitizens of Somalia 11
  • 12. Questions1. How does the relative proximityof Somalia impact the project?2. Do the needs of the few, (thelocal fishermen, tourists) out waythe needs of the many (Ethiopia,South Sudan, Kenya)?3. Will this kick start a solution tosome of the social-economic issuesin Western Africa? 12
  • 13. BBC News. Author not citedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-172318892nd March 2012 Bruce Brady Bu635 13