Coast Development Authority (CDA) has partnered with Shelter Solutions Ltd (SSL) a Kenyan Engineering, Consultancy and Development firm to develop an integrated development plan for the entire Kwale County area under which the existing Shimoni port will be transformed into a world class industrial Port. This will be done by deploying cutting edge technology that will produce very create power and clean water using desalination to help exploit the existing mining potential of the regions’ hinterland as well as boost agricultural production using irrigation from the clean water so produced. In order to facilitate these proposed industries, the Project will also develop a modern communication network of roads and railways to all agriculturally potential areas and the mineral rich neighbourhoods in order to link the product to the factories that will be created for value addition.
To enhance the lives of the entire community resident in Kwale, the Project will also develop several identified towns spread across the county by building modern comfortable living quarters offering all modern amenities including schooling, hospitals and shopping alongside agricultural produce buying cetner to offer the necessary linkages. SSL has incorporated several partners, including DLR Group, a prominent American design and architectural firm to develop the Masterplan. Green By Choice Ltd will conduct and produce the EIA reports for the Project. Nunergy Group, an innovative American power production technology firm will be spearheading the Power Production initiative while Stevenson Group LLC are the Project Advisors and will also serve as Project Managers.
The project will be known via its acronym, SIDEP.