MITI & COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS ANNOUNCE TENDERS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 25 COUNTY AGGREGATION AND INDUSTRIAL PARKS, BRINGING TOTAL TO 40
The Ministry of Investments Trade and Industry (MITI) in collaboration with the Council of Governors is delighted to announce the launch of tenders for an additional 25 county aggregation and industrial parks across the country. This now brings the total number of parks to 40, thereby fostering economic growth and attracting investors in various regions across the country.
The development of county aggregation and industrial parks has been a priority for the Kenya Kwanza Government in promoting industrialization and job creation. These parks serve as hubs for businesses to collaborate, access specialized facilities, and leverage shared resources, ultimately driving economic productivity and prosperity.
The joint initiative by MITI and the Council of Governors aims to create an enabling environment for investments and entrepreneurship at the county level. By establishing these parks in diverse regions, the government seeks to decentralize economic activities, create jobs, empower local communities, and stimulate balanced regional development. The tenders for the 25 new county aggregation and industrial parks will be open to interested parties, including private investors, local businesses, and development partners. The projects will be implemented in collaboration with the respective county governments to ensure seamless coordination and alignment with local development priorities.
"The expansion of county aggregation and industrial parks marks a significant milestone in our efforts to create an investor-friendly environment and foster inclusive economic growth," stated Moses Kuria, Cabinet Secretary of Investments Trade and Industry. "We believe that by providing specialized infrastructure and support services, these parks will attract investments, generate employment, and spur innovation in various sectors across the nation."
The only counties yet to comply with the terms set between MITI and the council of Governors are Nairobi, Turkana, Makueni, West Pokot, Marsabit and Tana River, which are expected to do it soonest.
Early this year, all Governors in a meeting with President William Ruto, expressed their enthusiasm for the new parks, recognizing the potential they hold for driving economic transformation and improving the livelihoods of their constituents. They emphasized their commitment to working closely with MITI and other stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation and operation of these industrial parks in their respective counties.
The tender process for the new county aggregation and industrial parks began today and interested parties are encouraged to submit their proposals within specified timelines. Detailed information about the tenders, including eligibility criteria, project specifications, and submission guidelines, will be available on the MITI website and in County government offices. For further inquiries or additional information, interested parties may contact the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment or their respective county government offices.
About the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry (MITI): The Ministry of Investments Trade and Industry, is the government body responsible for promoting industrialization, trade, and investment in the country. MITI works collaboratively with various stakeholders to create an enabling environment for businesses, attract investments, and drive economic growth.
About the Council of Governors: The Council of Governors is an association that brings together the governors of the counties in the country. It serves as a platform for collective decision-making, policy development, and cooperation among the counties to address shared challenges and promote sustainable development.
For further details, you can contact the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry;
Josiah Murigu 0720144547