Kenya: Chinese firm to construct industrial park

An industrial park in Kenya is set to be constructed in Movoko, Machakos County by a Chinese Company, Erdemann Property Ltd (EPL). This is after the company submitted an environment impact assessment report to the National Environment Management Authority (Nema).

Nemahowever, through a published public statement has invited members of the public to submit oral or written comments within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice to the director-general to assist the authority in the decision making-process for the industrial park.

Erdemann is proposing to develop the park on Mombasa-Namanga road interchange and wants to develop 53 go-downs, gate house, power services buildings, office block, waste water treatment plant, landscaped gardens, drive ways, parking spaces and ancillary facilities.

The firm’s first commercial and industrial property development (Erdemann Industrial Park A) is located in Mlolongo town and was opened in 2005. The development comprises of 15 go-downs covering a build-up area of 12,000 m2. The property is leased to tenants on a long-term basis.

In 2009, the firm also opened another park in Mavoko (Erdemann Industrial Park B) which comprises 24 units of go-downs.

Of late satellite towns like Syokimau, Mlolongo, Limuru, Thika and Ruiru have been attracting new industrial park developments, unlike the traditional zones of Industrial Area, Mombasa Road and Embakasi.

Erdemann Property Ltd is a limited Liability Company specialising in property development. EPL operates under the Investment Promotion Centre and provides low-cost shelter to Kenyans by employing the latest building construction technology. They focus on delivery of quality and affordable housing and have an unwavering dedication to clients.

EPL has built more than 2000 housing units since 2003, and has cultivated numerous relationships which have earned them the trust of key stakeholders in the real estate industry.