Tatu City outsources global construction firm for its final phase completion

Tatu City outsources construction firm for its final phase completion

Tatu City 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.

“Stecol has demonstrated its capability of delivering world-class infrastructure across Tatu City for many years,” said Eng. Samuel Gathukia, Head of Construction and Delivery at Tatu City.

The eastern district of Kijani Ridge has 218 half- and quarter-acre fully serviced plots, starting from Ksh.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.

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, the 5,000-acre new city on Nairobi’s doorstep, is Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone, where companies enjoy low corporate taxes, zero-rated Value Added Tax (VAT) and import duty exemptions, among other benefits.

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