US-based eco-friendly building system company Innova Eco Building System has entered into a joint venture arrangement that aims to construct a $40 million manufacturing plant at Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) in Western Kenya. According to businessinsider, the factory will bring its green building technology to Mwale.

MMTC is 100 percent green city and is currently in the final phase 3 of the development set to be finalized in 2020. The Innova factory at MMTC, the first of its kind in Africa, will start with one production line for insulated magnesium cement panels.

Two additional production lines will be shipped to MMTC in 2019 and will push the production capacity to thousands of units per year. The plant is a major milestone in Kenya and will lead to the building of spacious modern green affordable homes for Kenyans.

‘Today we entered into the 6th year of construction since Launching the city on February 16th 2014,’ said a source from the company yesterday. A video of the development posted on the group’s Facebook page shows completed phases 1 & 2 including parts of designed phase 3.

The key projects in Phase 3 including the airport, and the waste energy power plant will break ground between April and September 2019. Much of the remaining construction will be completed using the Innova Eco Building technology, fabricated in situ at Innova’s MMTC factory.

The US $2 billion MMTC community owned sustainable city is seen as a key economic hub in the 14 County Lake region Economic Bloc (LREB) in Kenya. Last year, the developer and the county government agreed to sign an MoU bringing to an end long standing legal and regulatory tussles between them.

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