EA’s largest industrial park a jewel for investors, SME’s
By Movince Oduor
Infinity Industrial Park, the largest industrial facility in East and Central Africa is coming up nicely in Nairobi. The ksh.12.5billion facility is located along the Eastern Bypass and offers world class amenities. Sitting on approximately 200 acres, the park will provide a safe, conducive and productive harbor for investors and SME’s in both public and private sectors.
Real estate mogul Mr. Ashok Rupshi Shah, through his company Abacus Group, is the force behind the massive project. Mr. Ashok is optimistic on the project saying it is the game changer Kenya needs to soar to greater heights for economic prosperity. The park will decongest the city while providing the requisite social amenities to maximize productivity of entrepreneurs and manufacturers. “At Infinity Industrial Park, potential investors and industrialists will have great investment opportunities to operate their business in a highly secure and peaceful environment,” Mr. Ashok.
An artistic impression of the Industrial Park. Once complete, the park will be East Africa’s largest industrial park.
Scheduled for completion by 2018, Abacus Group has confirmed the park will feature a power sub-station, industrial sheds for SME’s, a fire response station, hospital, 24hr private security patrols and a waste management system. “We expect the market price for an acre of land to be at around sh.200 million upon completion,” he added.
A bird’s eye-view of the upcoming Infinity Industrial Park. (Image: Courtesy)
Part of the Vision 2030 blueprint, the industrial park will curb the rise of industries in scattered areas, leading to a centralized industrial zone. Apart from providing numerous employment opportunities, environment conservation and export promotion are key factors that the park aims to elevate.
Kenya has mooted plans that seek to completely overhaul the industrial sector. Plans are underway to develop more than five SME parks and special economic zones in key urban centers.