Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has reportedly secured a Ksh. 94 million commitment from the Korean Exim Bank to conduct a feasibility study for a digital media city to be located in Konza Technocity.
The digital media city project targets Kenya’s creative industry and will be a key component in phase two of the Konza City development
KoTDa CEO John Tanui said the feasibility study for the project is expected to be complete in 10 months and will be carried out by a multi-agency team from the government including KBC.
“We are very excited to see the digital media city concept moving to full feasibility with the support of the Korean Exim Bank.” He said.
The digital media city will comprise of TV broadcasting, animation and gaming, filming and photography, and ICT programming expected to drive Kenya’s creative industry.
Planned on a 60-acre piece of land within Konza Technopolis, the project will be modelled around South Korea’s Sangam Digital Media City in Seoul
The authority said it is already shopping for investors to realize the project once the feasibility study is complete.
In July, ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs PS Jerome Ochieng announced that the government was planning to unveil a National Data Centre at the Konza following the completion of phase one of the project.
The authority has also lined up an Agritech Center of Excellence to support Kenya’s agriculture sector and the Kenya Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (Kenya- KAIST) to be established at Konza Technopolis.