Kenya All Set for Naivasha Industrial Park

Published December 11, 2019

Kenya will begin construction Naivasha Industrial Park next week, setting the momentum for the development of the first special economic zone in Nakuru County, northwest of Nairobi, the government official said on Tuesday. Peter Munya, Trade and Industrialization Cabinet Secretary said the project will go a long way in establishing industries that will improve the region's economy.

Munya said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the development of the Naivasha Industrial Park on Dec. 17.

"I am also pleased to announce to you the maiden trip for a double-stacked train from the Port of Mombasa to the ICD Naivasha," he said.

Munya said the project will lead to the uptake of raw materials locally available within the region.

"Further, the special economic zone is designed to provide an institutional framework, physical infrastructure, and administrative services that will ensure a completely smooth operation to support the various economic activities within the Industrial park," he added.

He said with readily available human resources and expertise from the region, the project is set to provide a source of livelihood for the residents within the region and beyond.