(Xinhua) -- President
Uhuru Kenyatta has commended the
progress which has been realized in implementation of
regional infrastructure projects.
during the 5th Northern Corridor Integration Summit in Nairobi,
Kenyatta said progress has been made to ease congestion at the
ports and diverse barriers along the main transport corridors
that hindered faster movement of goods.
from Mombasa once took 18 days to reach Kampala; that has now
been reduced to 4 days. The
journey from Mombasa to Kigali now takes six days in contrast
to 22 days not long ago,” he told the summit.
day-long summit was attended by Presidents Paul Kagame of
Rwanda, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni and Salva Kiir of South Sudan
including high ranking officials from East Africa Community (EAC)
East African infrastructure projects include the rehabilitation
and expansion of the Northern Corridor connecting the port of
Mombasa with Kampala, Kigali, Bujumbura and the Eastern parts of
the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and the improvement
of the Central Corridor connecting the port of Dar- es-Salaam
with Bujumbura, Kigali and DR Congo.
infrastructure projects are the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia
Transport (LAPSSET) project, a transport corridor that will form
important transport connectivity between Eastern Africa and
Western Africa countries further promoting intra-Africa trade
the joint tripartite agreement, Uganda committed to lead the
railway development and political federation sector while Rwanda
is spearheading customs, single tourist visa and East African
Community e-identity card as Kenya leads the implementation of
the oil pipeline and electricity generation.