Development of Special Economic Zones

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Status:
Not Started/Behind Schedule
Implementing Ministry (MDAS):
Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism.
Location:
Nationwide
Sector:
Manufacturing
MTP Target:
Break ground in the development of Special Economic Zone in Mombasa.
 

OBJECTIVE

To facilitate the setting up of Special Economic Zones in Mombasa, Kisumu and Lamu.

Mombasa SEZ (Indian Ocean,East Africa Community hinterland) will facilitate importation of necessary raw materials and exporting of finished goods. The project will include an agro-industrial zone incorporating activities such as blending and packaging of fertilizers, teas and coffees, and a consolidated meat and fish processing facility to encourage growth of offshore fishing.

The second SEZ (Lake Victoria at Great Lakes region hinterland) will be located in Kisumu to allow for access to regional markets and availability of limestone to support cement, chemicals and metals industries; Agro-processing through increased horticultural production along the lakeshore.

The third SEZ (Indian Ocean at Southern Sudan and Ethiopia hinterland) will be located in Lamu.
 
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