Phase one of the 39 billion shillings Konza Technopolis has officially commenced following the approval of the financing by the government of Kenya.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru says with the commencement of the infrastructure works, Konza is on the right path to positioning Kenya as a knowledge based economy and a preferred Science Technology and innovation destination.
Penning of the financing facility will kick off construction of the horizontal infrastructure, to be completed by 2021 involving the first 170-hectare phase of the project.
The urban development works will accommodate the initial building necessary to stimulate the subsequent phases of development, including the design and construction of roads, parks, subservices, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, an automatic waste collection system, and a few public buildings including a police station and fire department.
ICM Group CEO Alberto Liberatori says work is beginning on the important contract awarded to the ICM Group in Kenya.
“This project recognizes our expertise and confirms the value of the geographic diversification strategy in which the group has invested in recent years,” says Liberatori.
The Konza Technopolis also dubbed “where African silicon savannah begins” when complete is expected to attract business process outsourcing, software development, data centers, disaster recovery centers, call centers and light assembly manufacturing industries and a university campus focused on research and technology.