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The LAPSSET And Great Equatorial Land Bridge From East To West Africa

Ambitious Goal: To connect East and West Africa by rail, road, fibre optics, and pipeline, making in unnecesary to go by ship around the Cape of Good hope in South Africa.

A Seamlessly Connected Africa:





--Fibre Optic Cables


--Power Lines

--Connected Businesses ( Intra African Trade)

--Travel & Tourism (Easy Travel For African Citizens)

The Great Equatorial Land Bridge was conceived to link the Indian and Atlantic oceans along the equator from the Easter side of Africa's port of Lamu in Kenya, to West Africa in Doula Cameroon. The Land Bridge will cut across the middle of Africa by high speed road and rail network, a fiber optic cable and an oil pipeline starting from Lamu at the Indian Ocean in Kenya through Juba in South Sudan, Bangui in Central Africa Republic and finally link with the Atlantic Ocean in cameroon, through Yaoundé and Doula in Cameroon.

Ethiopia will also be linked to the bridge via a similar road, rail and fiber optic corridor that will branch out from Isiolo, Kenya and run to Addis Ababa. Amajor port, oil refinery and airport will be constructed in Lamu, Kenya. Two other airports, an oil refinery and three resort cities will be developed in Kenya.
The project will be the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Africa. The project will create massive trade, technology, and business coridors, and and change lives of millions of Africans along the roughly 4200 Kilometers route.


The Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project aka the Lamu corridor is a transport and infrastructure project in Kenya that, when complete, will be the country's second transport corridor. Kenya's other transport corridor is the Mombasa - Uganda transport corridor that passes through Nairobi and much of the Northern Rift. Although some basic LAPSSET infrastructure has been built (a police station and harbor office in Lamu and lengthening of the Lamu airport runway), the construction of any of LAPSSET's main components (ports, pipelines, roads, railways) has yet to begin(situation as per January 2016). Although the project is not formally stalled, its short to medium term success looks increasingly unlikely. Insecurity and political instability in Kenya are mostly to blame for this, as are more commercially viable alternative pipeline options through Tanzania or Ethiopia. The low oil prices since 2015 also have an impact on LAPSSET's commercial prospects.( Wikipedia)







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This is so sad. This country is potentially the richest on earth.
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