Konza Technopolis to establish smart, sustainable SME park

Written By: Regina Manyara

Cabinet Secretary for Industry Betty Maina, Konza Technopolis to establish smart, sustainable SME park

Konza Technopolis has set aside space for the establishment of a smart and sustainable SME Park and Light Manufacturing Centre.

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Speaking during an official tour of the technopolis, Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina, said Konza City was ready and open to investors after completion of requisite infrastructure and welcomed both local and foreign investors to set at the Special Economic Zone.

In the current financial year, the National Treasury allocated 11.8 billion shillings for the Konza Technopolis project.

This comprised 5 billion shillings for Konza Data Centre and Smart City, and another 400 million shillings for phase two of the Konza City Authority’s headquarters.

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Now, the Konza Technopolis is seemingly ready for business following an endorsement by Ministry of  Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development.

The CS emphasized the facility’s role as a catalyst for the country’s economic growth through light industrial manufacturing.

So far Konza Technopolis project, has set aside space for the establishment of a smart and sustainable SME Park and Light Manufacturing Centre including software development as well as manufacturing of electrical and electrical appliances.

The move is geared towards enhancing value at several touch points through reduction of supply chains, mechanization, consolidation, co-location and common use facilities that will promote upscaling and standardization of products.

Kenya Investment Authority has been tasked with wooing investors to the Konza City.

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