Danish Development Cooperation Minister Lauds Strides Towards Mombasa Port Improvements

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, Kenya, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) was honoured to host Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jorgensen, at the Port of Mombasa. Minister Jorgensen, alongside KPA MD Capt. William Ruto, Danish Ambassador to Kenya Stephan Schonemann, and TradeMark Africa Director (TMA) for Strategy and Partnerships Anthe Vrijlandt, engaged in productive discussions on critical infrastructure projects for enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of Mombasa Port. Capt. Ruto expressed his gratitude for the long-standing collaboration between KPA and Denmark, facilitated through TMA and other development partners.

Denmark has co-supported the upgrade of Mbaraki Road in Mombasa and facilitated initiatives aimed at strengthening green growth, climate resilience, and GHG emissions reduction in freight transport. The support also encompassed a review of the Green Port Policy covering all other ports, namely, Lamu, Shimoni as well as the Inland Container Depots (ICDs) in Nairobi and Naivasha, providing guidelines on how the ports can be developed, maintained and operated in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Additionally, Denmark has supported the Kisumu Port Resilient Infrastructure Project, which aims to revive maritime transport and logistics on Lake Victoria, promote economic growth, reduce pollution, and facilitate regional trade. The delegation explored potential areas for future cooperation, focusing on among others, Smart Ports and Green Port Policy Initiatives.