Kenya is one of East Africa’s leading economic drivers. It facilitates regional trade through enhancements at the Port of Mombasa, improvement of the northern corridor road network and in 2014, launching construction of the Standard Gauge Railway to link Mombasa and Kampala through a USD 5 billion loan from China. Kenya also launched the Lamu Port and South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport road and rail network with the construction of berths at Lamu, in progress. The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport remains the gateway to East Africa and its expansion is underway to enable the airport to handle more cargo and passengers. Kenya also has locational advantages as the gateway into markets of the mostly Landlocked East and Central African countries like Uganda, Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, parts of northern Tanzania and Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).