, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28- The Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has officially commissioned the cadastral survey at the Konza City land which will be undertaken by the University of Nairobi Enterprise Services (UNES).
The survey which will take 20 weeks, will among other things involve control beacon search, survey computation, field checks and pointing of boundaries in readiness for further development of the world class city.
According to the team leader from the University of Nairobi Dr Sammy Musyoka, the survey at the 5,000 acre piece of land will cost Sh28.6 million.
Forty percent of the amount will be paid at beginning of the survey, 50 percent when the field work will be completed while 10 percent will be paid after the approvals of the survey by the director of the authority’s board.
Musyoka said the cadastral survey will give the multi-billion Vision 2030 flagship project, a basis on which to start working on planning, design, construction and operation.
The signing agreement between KoTDA and the University of Nairobi was witnessed by ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i who assured of swift progress in completing the project.
He said the commissioning of the survey was a significant sign that the project had not stalled as alluded earlier adding that the government was committed to see its progress and completion in the stipulated period.
“I had earlier indicated that we are being tied by procurement issues, but I would like to confirm to you that discussions among the ministries involved in this project are ongoing to see how to collaborate and deal with this challenge. This is not a county project but for the whole republic of Kenya,” the CS said.
Matiang’i also revealed that he met with the Attorney General last week to see how to hasten the Konza Technopolis Development Authority Bill which would empower the authority in regulating the development, governance, planning and management of the project.
KoTDA chairman John Ngumi said the outcome of the survey will be used to guide on the infrastructure necessary to make Phase I to be completed by 2017 as expected.
In the meantime, KoTDA is engaged in putting in place preliminary infrastructure works such as the sinking of boreholes, water and power supply.