The Kenyan and Korean Governments have launched four Economic Innovation Partnership Program (EIPP) projects aimed at fast tracking the development of the Konza Technopolis project. The projects include the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and Integrated Control Centre, Establishment of a Startup Ecosystem at Konza Technopolis, Development of Smart Logistics in Konza and the development of the Konza-Nairobi Corridor Transport Network.
The launch follows the successful implementation of the first EIPP projects in March 2022. These projects included the Development of the Smart City Master Plan, Feasibility Study on the Integrated Control Centre and Establishment of a transportation network and smart mobility plans that meet urban functions of the city.
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The Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and the Digital Economy, Eliud Owalo, lauded the partnership progress between the two countries, noting that the EIPP projects will further boost the government’s agenda on the digital economy. He noted that the Kenya Kwanza government is keen to forge partnerships that will spur the country’s socio-economic transformation, particularly in the digital economy.
Principal Secretary, State Department for Roads, Eng. John Mbugua, noted that the government is committed to support the project, especially in the development of roads infrastructure to the smart city as part of the wider national infrastructure development for the country.