Kitui woos traders in artificial sea high-tail project

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Tuesday June 15 2021


Construction works at Kalundu dam in 2011. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Kitui is searching out for traders to compose and operate its artificial sea high-tail in plans to lift tourism attainable within the county.

Upon completion, the eco-park at Kalundu dam in Kitui town will comprise a snake park, animal orphanage, youngsters play instruments, floating restaurant, swimming swimming pools and residential for eatery bandas.

“The County Division of Tourism would treasure to take hang of inner most traders with the flexibility to save and operate specific game facilities as per specific stipulated phrases of reference,” says the county.

The project sitting on 30.9 acres with a 9-acre dam is anticipated to assist the county repackage its tourism.

Governor Charity Ngilu stated the tourism facility would possibly per chance comprise amenities such as kayaking and jet skiing.

The enchancment comes at a time Kenya’s tourism sector is thirsty for revival after suffering a setback due to the the implications of Covid-19.

The country imposed a nightfall-to-dawn curfew, banned social gatherings and suspended international and domestic flights to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.

The Tourism ministry announced that Kenya would lose as much as Sh80 billion from tourism final three hundred and sixty five days after a good efficiency in 2019 when the sphere earned Sh163.6 billion, a 3.9 percent rise from Sh157.4 billion in 2018.

The Treasury has marked tourism amongst its precedence sectors to force the revival of the economy.

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