A team from the United Nations (UN) has arrived in Juba, South Sudan to participate in the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) ministerial meeting. The meeting, which began on March 10th, is aimed at discussing the progress of the LAPSSET project, which aims to improve transport infrastructure and boost economic development in the region.
The LAPSSET project is a joint initiative between Kenya, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. The project involves the construction of a new transport corridor that will link the port of Lamu in Kenya with South Sudan and Ethiopia. The project is expected to boost economic growth and regional integration by improving transport infrastructure and creating new trade routes.
The UN team in Juba is part of the broader international support for the LAPSSET project. The UN has been providing technical and financial support to the project since its inception. The UN team in Juba will be participating in the ministerial meeting, where they will discuss the progress of the project and identify ways to address any challenges that may arise.
The LAPSSET project has the potential to transform the economies of Kenya, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. The project is expected to create new employment opportunities, stimulate trade and investment, and improve access to basic services such as healthcare and education. The project is also expected to contribute to regional peace and stability by promoting economic development and reducing poverty.
The LAPSSET ministerial meeting in Juba is an important step in the implementation of the project. The meeting provides an opportunity for the three countries to discuss progress, identify challenges, and develop strategies to ensure the project is implemented successfully. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the international community to reiterate their support for the project and highlight the importance of regional integration and economic development.
The UN team in Juba is playing a critical role in supporting the LAPSSET project. The UN’s technical and financial support has been instrumental in advancing the project, and the organization’s participation in the ministerial meeting is a further indication of its commitment to the project’s success. The UN team will continue to work closely with the governments of Kenya, South Sudan, and Ethiopia to ensure that the LAPSSET project achieves its objectives and contributes to regional peace, stability, and economic development.