Ethiopia’s Abbay-II Large Fleet Arrives at Lamu port, Kenya

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Ethiopia’s Abbay-II Large Fleet Arrives at Lamu port, Kenya

BY BSINTAYEHU TAMIRAT

Ethiopia's giant fleet, "Abbay-II",  loaded with 60,000 tons of fertilizer, started unloading its cargo at Lamu Port in Kenya.

The Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Program is anchor regional infrastructure project that aims to connect Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan through a network of ports, highways, railways, pipelines, airports, and resort cities.

Ethiopian officials including Minister of Agriculture, Girma Amente, Minister of State for Ministry of Transport and Logistics, Denge Boru, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Maritime and Logistics Service, Beriso Amelo, paid a visit to activities at Lamu Port. 

The visit evidenced LAPSSET’s projects are witnessing effectiveness.

Ethiopian Agriculture Minister said that the expansion of port options is being done to answer the demand for fertilizer in the agriculture sector.

Minister Girma also said that the fertilizer, which was transported to Kenya's Lamu port, which is the center of LAPSSET, has an important role in strengthening the economic ties between regional states.  

State Minister for Ministry of Transport and Logistics, Denge Boru on his part stated that the corridor will create more capacity Ethiopia, whose import export trade volume is significantly growing.


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