MoIED – Athi River Leather Hub – Machakos - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development (MoIED) through its implementing agency Export Promotion Zones Authority (EPZA), is undertaking the construction of a leather manufacturing hub in Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya.
The project involves the construction of a leather manufacturing hub on 202ha of land. It includes the construction of a training center, a waste treatment plant, manufacturing facilities, 36 tanneries, a chemical storage facility, distribution units, production units, access roads and related infrastructure, and the installation of equipment and machinery.
The initial phase of the hub includes 14 tanneries with a production capacity of 150 tonnes of raw hides per day and manufacturing units with a production capacity of 10,000 pairs of shoes per day.
In August 2016, MoIED received 10 applications from investors interested in setting up factories at the proposed site. Three investors were selected in setting up tanning factories at the proposed park.
In November 2016, MoIED issued tenders to design and construct common effluent treatment plant (CETP) for the project.
On February 28, 2017, infrastructure works on the project commenced and are underway. The first tannery is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2019.
The project involves the construction of a leather hub on 202ha of land in Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya.
The US$170 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a training center
2. Construction of manufacturing facilities
3. Construction of a waste treatment plant
4. Construction of distribution units
5. Construction of production units
6. Construction of related infrastructure
7. Installation of machinery
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