State inks deal with Dutch on port, trade

A Dutch delegation comprising 17 companies will partner with Kenya in exploring the investment opportunities in port development and the blue economy.

The delegation consists of companies with expertise in port development, dredging, transport and logistics, water engineering, warehousing and distribution.

Addressing the delegation in Nairobi yesterday, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport Kipchumba Murkomen acknowledged the important contribution of the Dutch public and private sectors, to supporting development in Kenya and the East African region.

According to the CS, the trade mission on port development is geared towards making Kenya a regional trading hub in line with the Kenya Kwanza bottom-up economic plan.

“Kenya is open for business to well-positioned companies with strategic objectives of tapping into the growing potential of emerging markets in East and Central Africa,’’ he noted. Murkomen assured the delegation that Kenya has the potential to realise its economic goals due to large numbers of young and aggressive youth.

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