Tatu City set to begin construction of second phase

Tatu City project in Kenya (PHOTO: Standard)

Tatu City has been given the green light to proceed with the development of its second phase which is set to meet the growing demand for business, homes and social amenities.

According to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Tatu City has been given the Strategic Environment Assessment approval to facilitate its continuity on its 2,500-acre space.

The city’s first phase, also 2,500 acres, has more than 50 businesses operating or developing, two schools open educating 3,000 students daily and more than 5,000 homes delivered or under construction.

“We are very pleased to have received our Strategic Environment Assessment from NEMA, whose team we wish to thank for careful review of our plans,” Evans Dimba, deputy country head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer. Said in a statement.

Dimba adds that they have already commenced multi-stakeholder engagement with monitoring bodies, such as the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Water Resources Authority and Kiambu County.

Totaling 5,000 acres, Tatu City is a Special Economic Zone, with high-quality infrastructure for homes, offices, shops, schools, medical facilities and light industries.

The first company planning to develop in Tatu City’s second phase is Kenya Wines Agencies Ltd, with others lining up.
Companies already operating or developing at Tatu Industrial Park include Cooper K-Brands, Dormans, Chandaria Industries, Twiga Foods, Kim-Fay, Africa Logistics Properties, Mapei, Copia, Tianlong and Stecol Corporation.