The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has unveiled the finalized design for the Kisumu Port Resilient Infrastructure Project, showcasing a future capacity of over 500 passengers at the jetty and an impressive 1,000 at the ferry terminal per hour upon completion.

KPA’s Managing Director stated, “The Kisumu Port project marks a significant step towards enhancing transport infrastructure in the region, opening up opportunities for both local and international travelers.”

The project is set to revolutionize Lake Victoria’s shores, with the port primed to welcome cruise ships, facilitating seamless transportation for guests. The design blueprint reveals a modern terminal featuring concession areas, ticketing facilities, and state-of-the-art passenger processing zones equipped with immigration and customs services.

Moreover, the port will house a contemporary cargo warehouse to streamline goods movement, alongside amenities like restaurants, forex bureaus, and offices for service operators. KPA assured travelers of a comprehensive experience within the terminal premises.

Construction efforts are already underway at the Homa Bay pier, with additional landing sites in the lake region undergoing refurbishment to support the project. The collaborative initiative aligns with KPA’s strategic plan to revitalize the port after a prolonged period of dormancy.

The government’s commitment to reviving the port, backed by robust road infrastructure and the revamped Nakuru-Kisumu Meter Gauge Railway line, underscores its dedication to bolstering water transport in the country. This development coincides with recent efforts to enhance Kenya’s maritime capabilities, including the acquisition of modern cranes at the Lamu Port.