Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat has lauded the progress of the Konza Technopolis with key projects set to be rolled out this year.
Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat Director General Kenneth Mwige said the technopolis which is a key flagship project under Vision 2030 blueprint 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.
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.”
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He further added that the secretariat 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.
KoTDA Chief Executive Officer, Eng. John Tanui said the highlights of the project progress include completion of the National Data Centre and Konza complex.
Considerable progress has been made on the development of the horizontal infrastructure, key among them roads, utility corridor and the water reclamation facility.
With the completion of the National Data Centre, the institution has received interest from both private and public entities.
The data centre scope includes; Tier III National Data Centre (Phase I & II), Smart City facilities and services, virtual desktop infrastructure, disaster recovery data centre as well as e-government and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) services.
Eng. 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.