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Tatu City begins warehousing and logistics park

Kenya’s first Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) warehousing and logistics’ park with Special Economic Zone (SEZ) benefits is being constructed in Tatu City.

Tatu City Limited, Chandaria Properties, M&T Construction, and Steel Structures have commenced the construction of The Link warehousing and logistics park, designed to meet the needs of SMEs in Kiambu County and beyond but also leverage the unappreciated SEZ benefits of Kenya.

According to David Karimi, Deputy Country Head of Rendeavour, the owner and developer of Tatu City and the world-class infrastructure in Tatu City, businesses at ‘The Link’ will enjoy a seamless platform on which they can optimise their operations for local and global markets.

Commenting on the significance of The Link, Mr. Fredrick Muteti, Chair of the Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA), said that The Link of Tatu City marks a crucial milestone for SMEs, which constitute 98 per cent of businesses in Kenya.

“Warehousing facilities supported by mixed-use amenities are powerful enablers of economic growth and convenience. As SEZA, we are committed to streamlining policies to allow domestic businesses in Kenya to thrive within the East African region and internationally,” Muteti said.

Kiambu County CEC Trade, Tourism, Industrialisation and Investments Ms. Nancy Gichung’wa said ‘The Link’ will undoubtedly serve as an essential hub for trade and commerce, contributing significantly to Kenya’s economic progress and, in particular, Kiambu County.

‘The Link’ offers flexible leased modern spaces ranging from 800 to 8,000 sq m, promoting businesses of all sizes to thrive in a dynamic and strategic location with Tatu City SEZ benefits, including low corporate tax, zero-rated VAT, exemption from import duty, and utilities such as 24/7 power and water supply, high-speed fibre, international standard roads, and security.

Tatu City also boasts of dozens of companies operating there, which include Kenya Wine Agencies Limited, Dormans, Copia, Cooper K-Brands, Grit Real Estate Income Group, Twiga Foods, CCI Global, Freight Forwarders Solutions, Friendship Group, and Davis & Shirtliff.

More than 3,000 homes and apartments are occupied or under construction at Unity Homes and the Kijani Ridge premier neighbourhood.

Businesses interested in The Link are invited to contact JNtwiga@TatuAccess.com to learn more about the available spaces for lease.

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre special economic zone located 20 kilometres North of Nairobi Central Business District in the Ruiru Municipality area of Kiambu County. It is a flagship project of the Kenya Vision 2030 blueprint.

By Wangari Ndirangu

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