Establishment of Small and Medium Industries (SMI) Parks

SMI Parks are self-contained geographical areas with high quality infrastructure facilities, which house businesses of an industrial nature. It is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. The SMI parks offer industrial, residential and commercial areas with developed plots/pre-built factories, power, telecom, water, sanitation and other civic amenities such as hospital, sewerage and drainage facilities, security etc

The main targets of SMI Parks are the high value adding small and medium scale industries, which do not have the wherewithal to invest in developing their own basic infrastructure facilities, but have the capacity to pay for the services provided to them. Infrastructure facilities are provided for and thus a conducive environment is created to attract small and medium scale industries.

The general objectives of the SMI parks is to harness local and international investment opportunities by establishing processing parks in strategic locations with rich raw materials hinterlands.

The specific objectives will be the following:

  • To promote the development of Small and Medium Industries
  • To enhance value addition to natural and agricultural resources
  • To attract local and foreign investment
  • To create an enabling environment through improved infrastructure
  • To facilitate transfer of technology
  • To promote productivity and competitiveness of enterprises

In line with the Kenya’s constitution desire to promote equitable development in the in the country, the Ministry of Industrialization is pursuing the development of 47 SMI parks, one in each county.

The main activities that require funding include the following:

  • Acquisition of industrial land,
  • Bench marking with best practices
  • Feasibility studies,
  • Design of Master plans for the parks
  • Infrastructure development
  • Publicity
  • Marketing

Progress

  • Land of 135 acres and 20 acres has been identified in Eldoret and Taveta respectively
  • Land surveyed and beaconed in Taita Taveta
  • Title Deed for the Taita Land allocated
  • • Land in Taveta Being fenced

Contacts

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