Kenya and South Sudan are implementing an optic fibre cable system as part of the Easter Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Project.
The plan aims to connect the two countries in the next two years in order to enhance communication and inter-border trade.
The project will not only be building a fibre optic cable but will also be constructing a road to link the two countries from Eldoret to Lodwar and Juba. A border post will be built on the road at the intersection between the two countries.
“As you are all aware, roads and information superhighways are two of the most effective means of realising accelerated development of any modern economy. Today we are witnessing the implementation of both at the same time in this region,” Shared Services Director at the ICT Authority, Robert Mugo, said during the project commissioning in Lodwar town, inaugurating the project.
The World Bank fund estimated the cost of the project will be Sh2.6billion for Kenya and Sh1.5bilion for Sudan.