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South Sudan to Build Dry Port in Mombasa

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President William Ruto of Kenya has concluded a one day state visit in South Sudan where he signed a list of deals with his counterpart Salva Kiir in Juba.

Challenged with handling its imports and exports, South Sudan will now have its own place at the Mombasa hub.

Kenya will allocate land to South Sudan for construction of a dry port in Mombasa, President William Ruto has said, adding it will ease the cost of doing business between citizens of the two nations.

Ruto also assured traders from the nation that Kenya would facilitate a cost effective movement of goods from the port of Mombasa to South Sudan.

The traders, he said, can choose where to clear their goods from the three ports of Mombasa, Nairobi and Naivasha.

“Traders from South Sudan can choose the most convenient point to pick their goods with no restrictions,” Ruto said.

“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,” Kiir said.

The two leaders also discussed the Lapsset Corridor Program – a regional flagship project intended to provide transport and logistics infrastructure aimed at creating seamless connectivity between the Eastern African Countries of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

The project connects a population of 160 million people in the three countries.

Ruto was accompanied by Roads and Infrastructure Cabinet secretary Kipchumba Murkomen.

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