NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 4 -The Konza Technopolis project is on course, with key projects set to be rolled out this year, according to its developers.
Konza Technopolis Development Authority CEO John Tanui said the highlight of the project progress include the completion of the National Data Centre and the Konza complex.
Tanui said that with the completion of the National Data Centre, the Authority has already received interest from both private and public entities.
The data centre scope includes Smart City facilities and services, virtual desktop infrastructure and disaster recovery data centre as well as e-government and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) services.
Tanui added that considerable progress has also been made on the development of the horizontal infrastructure, key among them roads, utility corridor and the water reclamation facility.
Tanui indicated that with the completion of the Authority’s headquarters, they have been able to centralise their services and further coordinate onsite development.
“The Konza Complex project is vital in that it accommodates the Authority’s headquarters from where the city’s administration and coordination of the onsite development activities including the Big Four Agenda programs are coordinated,” he noted.
He also reiterated that with the near completion of horizontal development some of the investors were already gearing up to set up operations this year.
At the same time, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat Director General Kenneth Mwige lauded the efforts made by the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) in delivering on their mandate.
“The Technopolis is one of the key flagship projects under the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) / Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) sector under the Economic Pillar. Our visit here today has enabled us to appreciate the progress made so far and also gained insights on the operations and challenges of the KoTDA. Konza team, I must add, have done a good job and the progress made so far is commendable.”
Mwige further said they had held fruitful discussions with the KoTDA team on how the Authority can stay on target in delivering on the country’s development agenda come the year 2030.
The Vision 2030 Director-General also pointed out that as a model city, the Technopolis is leading the way by providing room for learning for institutions aspiring to be smart and sustainable.
Konza Technopolis, which is a key flagship project under the country’s Vision 2030 is set to transform Kenya into a newly industrialized, and upper middle income country providing a high quality of life to all citizens by the year 2030.