Kenya will facilitate the cost-effective movement of goods from the port of Mombasa to South Sudan.
President William Ruto said South Sudan traders can choose to clear their goods from the port of Mombasa, Nairobi or Naivasha.
The President spoke in Juba after a bilateral meeting with President Salva Kiir at his office on Saturday.
Ruto said Kenya was keen to make it easier for goods to reach South Sudan.
“Traders from South Sudan can choose the most convenient point to pick their goods with no restrictions,” said Ruto.
Ruto further said Kenya will provide land to South Sudan in Mombasa to build a dry port to ease the cost of doing business between citizens of the two nations.
Kiir thanked Ruto for removing restrictions that made it difficult for traders from South Sudan to clear their goods.
“On behalf of the people of South Sudan we are grateful to Kenya for allowing our traders to choose where to clear their goods without any restrictions,” said President Kiir.
President Ruto was on a one-day official visit to South Sudan.
He was accompanied by Roads and infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen among others.
South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar was present at the press briefing.
The two countries are working on the Lapse project to enable the movement of goods.
The LAPSSET Corridor Programme is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project bringing together Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
The LAPSSET Corridor Program is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project bringing together Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
This mega project consists of seven key infrastructure projects starting with a new 32 Berth port at Lamu (Kenya), interregional highways from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba (South Sudan), Isiolo to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Lamu to Garsen (Kenya), crude oil Pipeline from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba.