Investing in smart cities
DATE: May 29, 2023
KOTRA Nairobi, the Kenya office of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, and the Ministry of ICT have joined forces to actively invest in smart cities. Their collaborative efforts were highlighted during an investment conference where Kenya and Korea signed mutually beneficial Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs). The primary focus of these MoUs is the development and support of smart cities, showcasing a commitment to leveraging technology and innovation for sustainable urban growth for Kenya.
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EIPP Development Cooperation Support Project kick off conference
DATE: March 14, 2023
Following the successful completion of development targets for Konza City in its first year, four new projects are now underway. These projects are being implemented by the Korea Trade-Investment & Promotion Agency and the Konza Technopolis Development Authority, acting on behalf of their respective governments.
With the aim of further advancing the development of Konza City, these projects represent a significant step forward in the realization of this ambitious initiative. Through their joint efforts, the two agencies are seeking to establish Konza City as a leading hub for technology and innovation, both regionally and globally.
The specific details of these projects have not been disclosed, but it is understood that they will involve the development of key infrastructure and services that are essential for the growth of a modern, thriving city. This includes the construction of new buildings, the establishment of advanced transportation networks, and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies.
By leveraging the expertise and resources of both agencies, these projects are expected to be completed efficiently and effectively. They represent a strong commitment to the long-term success of Konza City, and to the vision of creating a sustainable, innovative, and prosperous city that can serve as a model for others to follow.
Overall, the implementation of these four projects is an important milestone in the ongoing development of Konza City. With the continued support and collaboration of the Korea Trade-Investment & Promotion Agency and the Konza Technopolis Development Authority, Konza City is well positioned to become a leading center for innovation and technology, and a driving force for economic growth and development in the region.
The Kenya – Korea Smart City & Technology Forum
DATE: November 9th, 2022
The Kenya – Korea Smart City & Technology Forum took place earlier this week and was graced by Mr. Eliud Owalo; the ICT and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Jae Myung Koh; Minister Counsellor, at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kenya, Eng. Tanui; CEO Konza Technopolis Development Authority, Kenneth Luasa; the Kenya Property Developers Association Chairman, Mr. Dukhwan Son; UN-Habitat, Senior Programme Officer and other dignitaries. The speakers emphasized on the importance of embracing Smart Technologies in the construction of residential and commercial properties.
Economic Innovation Partnership Program (EIPP) with Kenya - Final Reporting Seminar
DATE: September 20th, 2022
The EIPP is aimed at fast-tracking development of smart city infrastructure at Konza Technopolis through special grants from South Korea. The three-year partnership will see the two states exchange expert knowledge on a framework for completion of three pivotal projects in Konza Technopolis.
MR.EOM IK-HYUN - MD KOTRA
ENG. JOHN TANUI - CEO KONZA TECHNOPOLIS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Busan and Konza Video
This is a video that seeks to explore the connection between the port City of Korea, Busan and Kenya’s first smart city project, Konza Technopolis, by highlighting the developments in the city of Busan. It further showcases how Konza Smart City can emulate these steps to achieve the set development goals.
With Busan bidding for World Expo 2030 and with the first phase of Konza Technopolis set to be complete in 2030, the two cities share a similarity, in that their goal is to solve urban challenges using technology, knowledge sharing and innovation.
As we move towards 2030, we hope that there will be opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation between Kenya and South Korea so that together, we can see Konza and Busan transform into World Class Cities.
Construction of innovation centre at Konza Technopolis almost complete
DATE: March 16th, 2022