|An artists impression of Mombasa City|
The mini cities will change the skyline is some of te cities, increase business activity, including tourism and light manufacturing in additon to turning the host cities into transport hubs. The corporation isthius targetting the kind of developers that are bidding for leases in Konza City.
To be developed jointly with investors on a long-term lease, the projects will be developed in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu. The developments will include; ultra- modern Railways stations, direct rail links with the international airport in the host city, commercial buildings, an industrial park, shopping arcades and resorts, malls and restaurants among other facilities.
The project is designed to complement the facilities in the cities. In Nairobi, the corporation hopes to put up a US$1.4 billion mini-city on 200 acres of land on which it will build ultra- modern Railway station, direct rail links with the JKIA, two five-star hotels with a capacity of accommodating 1,500 persons each, commercial buildings, an industrial park, shopping arcades, resorts, malls and restaurants among other facilities. Nairobi is expected to grow into a transport hub in the region.
The development in Mombasa will cost US$0.95 billion and will comprise of a variety of Commercial buildings; an international exhibition Centre, business park for light manufacturing; three Hotels with conference facilities for 1000 people a piece; a Shopping arcade, malls and restaurants and an entertainment park;
In Kisumu, the project will cost US$806 million and will open up Kisumu city to the world. Apart from the usual railway services, the city will enhance Kisumu’s status as the transport and commercial hub of the great lakes region.
The development will include a variety of commercial buildings; Business park for Light manufacturing/assembly; two Hotels with conference facilities for 1000 people each, a shopping arcade, malls and restaurants; a BPO park; an entertainment park; ultra-Modern railway station
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