EIA PROCESS TRACKER

Lamu Port Access Road

The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project was intended to link Lamu Port to South Sudan via a Lamu-Garissa-Isiolo-Lokichar-Juba highway and to southern parts of Ethiopia via the Isiolo-Moyale road, which is partly in place (Merille River-Moyale). The Lamu port was predicated mainly on new business opportunities from the neighboring South Sudan and Ethiopia and also from the counties along the LAPSSET corridor. The road link infrastructure, also called the Port access road, seeks to feed and evacuate cargo from the new berth is now almost complete before an EIA licence has been issued.  The 9 km dual carriageway link road was commissioned in March 2019 jointly by the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority (LCDA) and the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) through a presidential directive to ensure infrastructure is in place for early cargo evacuation from the port as indicated by LCDA. The road construction, costing approximately Kshs. 2.1 Billion, was expected to be completed within 20-months. The left hand carriage way currently stands complete whereas the right hand carriageway is ongoing. The road features a roundabout, turning lane, service road, pedestrian lane on both sides, and streetlight all the way to the junction, parking area and waiting bay for trucks.

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Scoping Phase

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EIA Study Phase

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Newspaper Notices

Name of newspaper in which the notice was advertised:
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Name of newspaper in which the notice was advertised:
Daily Nation
Date of newspaper publication of a notice on the proposed project:
20 August 2019
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Radio Announcements

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Public Meetings

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Date of Submission of EIA Study Report to NEMA:
18 December 2018
Title of EIA study report:
ESIA 1553: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Project Report for the Proposed Lamu Port Access Road
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Analysis of the EIA study phase:

The EIA study was conducted after the commencement of the project and the completion of a substantial proportion of the project.

EIA Study Review Phase

Newspaper Notices

Name of newspaper in which the notice was advertised:
Date of newspaper publication of a notice on the proposed project:
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Name of newspaper in which the notice was advertised:
Daily Nation
Date of newspaper publication of a notice on the proposed project:
20 August 2019
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Date of publication of invitation for public comments in the Kenya Gazette:
31 January 2020
Title of the Kenya Gazette notice:
Vol. CXXII —No. 21, Gazette Notice No. 777 - Invitation to submit comments on the Environmental Impact Assesment Study Report for the Proposed Lamu Port Access Road in Lamu County.
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Final Decision

Establishment of a technical advisory committee (YES/NO):
No
NEMA’s decision on the EIA license application (APPROVED/NOT APPROVED):
Not Approved
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