Industry, Trade and Co-operatives CS Adan Mohamed (pictured) will today lead a delegation of leather stakeholders in a tour of the Kenya Leather Park at Kinanie Machakos.The tour is aimed at taking stock of progress at the Leather Industrial Park.Treasury CS Henry Rotich allocated Sh1.6 billion to the Leather Industrial Park Development in the 2017-18 financial year.
The funds will kick-start infrastructure works at the proposed 500-acre project. It has already attracted three Indian investors interested in setting up tanning factories.The government invited bids for the project in November last year as it seeks to have the private sector inject Sh17 billion into the project. Mohamed said on February 28 that works at the park have started and the first tannery is expected to be operational in the next 18-24 months. It will comprise 36 tanneries.