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Kenya and Ethiopia have entered into an agreement to build an oil pipeline from Lamu to Addis Ababa. Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta made the deal with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as part of a combined infrastructure project to incorporate the region under the Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor.
“The two leaders witnessed the signing of bilateral agreements including a pact on the oil pipeline that will run from Lamu to Addis Ababa under the Lapsset project,” the State House said.
According to Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya is expected to start building the $2.1-billion crude oil pipeline in December and complete it in 2021, the East African news reports.