Feb 28, 2019: Kenya's Kisumu port plans to undergo a massive restoration to create a trade and logistics alternative to the port of Mombasa.

Daniel Manduku, MD, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) said the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) would also rehabilitate the old railway line from Nakuru to Kisumu.

"I want to confirm that as KPA we are committed to the rehabilitation of Mombasa port as well as Kisumu. We have launched the first phase of the rehabilitation project to remove the water hyacinth. After that we shall start the actual construction work of the pier, extension of the quayside to 900 metres, a new office block, workshops, and a slipway," he said.

Kisumu port is positioned in Kisumu Central Constituency in Kenya. It is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. As such Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya and a commercial centre with diverse and partly unexploited resources in agriculture, commercial, industrial, tourism and transport services.

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