The Port of Mombasa plays a vital role in the transport network of East Africa as it serves a region of over 250 million people and handles traffic to Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. It has experienced major traffic growth, averaging 10% annually over the past ten years.
The project consists of the comprehensive rehabilitation and upgrade of a number of existing quays, and a land reclamation component that aims to increase the port’s storage capacity. After completion, the facilities will be used for both containers and general heavy cargo handling. The project also includes a capacity building and environmental management component targeted at the Kenya Ports Authority.
Support from AfIF will complement EIB and AFD loans providing crucial funding that will strengthen the governance and financial capacities of the Kenya Ports Authority, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the project.