Vision 2030 Delivery Board commits to support growth of Tatu City
Vision 2030 Delivery Board and Tatu City developers have formed seven working committees to put in place right policies, offer statutory and infrastructure support to accelerate implementation of the 5,000-acre development.
The membership of the committees will be drawn from the Vision 2030 Delivery Board comprising of Principal Secretaries in the Education, Water, Energy, Transport, ICT and Tourism ministries as well as private sector representatives and Tatu City developers.
Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Director General, Dr. Julius Muia said plans have begun to come up with ways of engagement to reposition Kenya’s property, housing landscape and urbanization.
“What we have seen is a model for sustainable urban development. The framework and intentions of the projects are good. We want to see orderly urbanization within and around such cities in the country,” said Dr. Muia.
He spoke to journalists during a board site visit on the project to map out key areas of collaboration.
The committees will partner to improve road expansion, water resources management, policy improvement and governance, affordable housing development, accreditation for a centre of excellence in technical and vocational education and promotion of Tatu city in local and International markets.
Vision 2030 Delivery Board, Social and Political pillar Committee Chair, Dr. Dinah Mwinzi said the committees will create the right environment to support the growth of the country’s largest private development in line with Sustainable Development goals and aligned with Vision 2030 goals.
“Tatu City will contribute to the acceleration of the country’s socio-economic transformation to improve the quality of life for Kenyans,” said Dr. Mwinzi.
Vision 2030’s main aim is to accelerate the transformation of our country into a newly industrialized globally competitive nation by 2030.
Tatu City is the largest private development in Kenya and has to date invested Kshs 2.2 billion in infrastructure. The City is designed as a controlled mixed-use development that will provide privately managed utilities to guarantee reliability and a high quality of life to the residents and visitors. The project 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, long-distance commuting and slums.
“We are delighted to host the Kenya Vision 2030 Board delegation at Tatu City. It reinforces the fact that our project is an integral component of the Vision 2030 blueprint, and gives an opportunity to showcase the incredible progress we have made,” said Chris Ochieng, Tatu City Senior Development Manager.
The first major privately-funded Vision 2030-driven urban development will create over 100,000 permanent jobs and 220,000 temporary jobs during its lifetime.
Already, more than 2,000 jobs have been created for the communities living within Tatu City environs on contractual and permanent basis.
“The feedback we have received from the Kenya Vision 2030 Board delegation has been positive, confirming that we are on track to help the country achieve an upper middle-income status by the year 2030. We remain committed to a deepened relationship with Vision 2030 ensuring a brighter Kenya for all,” Chris Ochieng added.
About Kenya Vision 2030
The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development policy that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, upper middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment. The Vision comprises of three key pillars: Economic; Social; and Political anchored on the foundations – Enablers and Macro.
Within the last five years, the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat has successfully managed to co-ordinate the rollout of key flagship projects covering the economic, social and political pillars and the Enablers and Macro.