NEMA approves Tatu City extension as new city expands


NEMA approves Tatu City extension as new city expands
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The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has given Strategic Environment Assessment approval to the second phase of Tatu City, as the new city expands to meet demand for businesses, homes and social amenities.

The approval from NEMA paves the way for Tatu City to develop on its 2,500-acre second phase. The city’s first phase, also 2,500 acres, has more than 50 businesses operating or developing, two schools open educating 3,000 students daily and more than 5,000 homes delivered or under construction.

The first company planning to develop in Tatu City’s second phase is Kenya Wines Agencies Ltd, with other companies following this year.

Tatu City has designated part of the second phase for large-scale affordable housing.

“We are very pleased to have received our Strategic Environment Assessment from NEMA, whose team we wish to thank for its careful review of our plans,” said Evans Dimba, Deputy Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer.

“We have already commenced our multi-stakeholder engagement with monitoring bodies, such as the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Water Resources Authority and the Government of Kiambu County.”

Tatu City’s master plan was created by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of the world’s leading design, urban planning, architecture and engineering firms. More than 30% of Tatu City is reserved for green areas and public spaces.

Totalling 5,000 acres, Tatu City is a Special Economic Zone, with high-quality infrastructure for homes, offices, shops, schools, medical facilities and light industries. Companies already operating or developing at Tatu Industrial Park include Cooper K-Brands, Dormans, Chandaria Industries, Twiga Foods, Kim-Fay, Africa Logistics Properties, Mapei, Copia, Tianlong and Stecol Corporation.

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