Tatu City appoints Stecol for final phase of Kijani Ridge infrastructure
Tatu City, the 5,000-acre new city on Nairobi’s doorstep, has appointed global engineering and construction firm Stecol Corporation to complete the final phase of the infrastructure of Kijani Ridge, Tatu City’s premier residential neighbourhood.
The eastern district of Kijani Ridge has 218 half- and quarter-acre fully serviced plots, starting from KES 12.2 million. A third of the plots have already been purchased amid high demand for Kijani Ridge’s world-class infrastructure and the surrounding amenities of Tatu City, which include schools, businesses, retail and hundreds of acres of open space.
The multi-million-shilling agreement with Stecol includes 6km of tarmacked roads, 6km of footpaths, a 5km underground storm water conduit network and water supply pipeline, 2.7km of sewer lines, hundreds of street lights, 12km of fibre optic cabling and kilometres of 11kV medium voltage underground power lines. The infrastructure will be completed in 12 months.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Stecol Corporation to the final phase of Kijani Ridge,” said Eng. Samuel Gathukia, Head of Construction and Delivery at Tatu City. “Stecol has demonstrated its capability of delivering world-class infrastructure across Tatu City for many years,” Gathukia said, noting that Stecol had was currently finishing infrastructure in Kijani Ridge’s Slope, Park, Meadows and Lakeside neighourhoods.
Mr Tian Yisheng, Deputy Director, East Africa Region, Stecol Corporation, confirmed the company’s commitment to Tatu City, where Stecol has also established its headquarters for East Africa.
“Tatu City is more than a construction project for Stecol; it is also our home,” Yisheng said. “We are honoured to play a key role in the achievement of Tatu City’s vision of building a new city free from the congestion of Nairobi, with all the conveniences residents and businesses desire in one location.”
The new Kijani Ridge infrastructure complements more than 9.5km of roads and 440 plots serviced with power, water and waste in other areas of Kijani Ridge’s 350 acres of development.
Currently, at Tatu City, more than 60 local, regional and multi-national businesses have opened or started development. These include industry leaders such as Dormans, Cooper K-Brands, Friendship Group, KWAL, Cold Solutions, Chandaria Industries, Kim-Fay, Davis & Shirtliff, Copia, FFS and Twiga Foods, among others. Two schools – Crawford International and Nova Pioneer – educate 3,000 students daily, and more than 3,000 homes are completed or under construction.
Tatu City is Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone, where companies enjoy low corporate taxes, zero-rated VAT and import duty exemptions, among other benefits.
About Tatu City (www.tatucity.com)
Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and entertainment complex and manufacturing area for more than 250,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a range of houses suits all incomes. Located in 30 minutes from Westlands, Tatu City represents a new way of living and thinking for all Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.
About Stecol Corporation (www.en.stecol.cn)
Stecol Corporation, which is part of Power Construction Corporation of China, a Fortune 500 company, was founded in 1962 and is responsible for some of Kenya’s largest infrastructure projects. Focusing on engineering and construction work, Stecol Corporation has become an international contractor rich with integrated project management experience
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