Business Daily Kenya:
The government says the planned Naivasha dry port project will not strangle the economy of Mombasa city yet instead boost trade. Deputy President William Ruto said a sea port cannot be rivalled by a dry port.
He said apart by Naivasha, the government would certainly also put up various other dry ports in Voi along with Nairobi. Ruto dismissed claims by Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho, of which the dry port would certainly create an employment crisis in Mombasa along with asked those opposed to the project to research how dry ports work.
The DP, who spoke at Mtongwe, disputed claims of which the dry port was a deliberate move by the state to “kill” the economy of Mombasa. “The Naivasha port will be an inland port, This specific can be called a dry port.
Of course, This specific cannot do the work of which the Mombasa Port does.,” he said. A dry port can be an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport along with operating as a centre for the transshipment of sea cargo to inland destinations.
The government plans to make Naivasha an economic hub for exports along with plans to turn This specific to an industrial park are ongoing. “The dry port of Naivasha will instead make the port of Mombasa busier. Goods parked at the dry port of Naivasha will still need to get into the port of Mombasa to be transported,” he said.
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DP disputes claims dry port will stifle Mombasa economy