Konza Techno City Progress || Kenya’s Silicon Savannah, The Future City
Konza Technopolis, previously called Konza Technology City, is a large technology hub planned by the Government of Kenya to be built 64 km south of Nairobi on the way to the port city of Mombasa. Konza Technopolis is a business process outsourcing (BPO) project that is being marketed by the Kenyan government through Kenya ICT Board. It is dubbed “where African silicon savannah begins”.
According to the Konza information website, the project wants to attract business process outsourcing, software development, data centres, disaster recovery centres, call centres and light assembly manufacturing industries; and build a university campus focused on research and technology as well as hotels, residential areas, schools and hospitals.
It is also intended to include a science park, a convention centre, shopping malls, hotels, international schools, and a health facility. The project is intended to be built 64 km south of Nairobi on the way to the port city of Mombasa, on 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of land in Machakos County. It is estimated to cost 1.2 trillion Kenyan shillings (approx US$14.5bn). It is marketed as a key driver of Kenya’s national development plan, known as Kenya Vision 2030. It is marketed as a key driver of Kenya’s national development plan, known as Kenya Vision 2030. Join me in my journey around Africa and the World. See the World through my lens. Let’s journey together! Afrikan Traveller. Link: https://www.patreon.com/afrikantraveller