Kenya and South Sudan have commenced work on the fibre optic cable that will connect the two countries within the next two years, to enhance communication and cross-border trade. The two governments are implementing the optic fibre cable system as part of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Project.
The project will also build a road linking the two countries from Eldoret to Lodwar and Juba. A common border post will also be built at the interconnection of the two countries. South Sudan will similarly extend the cable from the Kenya-South Sudan border to Juba.