Kenya Vision 2030
is a economic development
plan by the Kenyan government
to develop several different economic zones in various parts of the country. The plan aims to produce annual economic growth
rates of 10%. Currently, Kenya has a GDP
growth of 4.9% (2007). The vision calls for a series of five-year plans, with the first one being between 2008-2012. The first plan calls for investments in six key sectors with 20 flagship projects. The targeted sectors are tourism
, information technology
, and financial services
It was announced on June 10, 2008, that the province of Isiolo, will be the first project to be developed. The plan calls for Isiolo to become a tourist center that will include casinos, hotels, upscale retail outlets, a modern airport and transport facilities.
The Kenyan government hopes that this plan will boast the tourism sector
in Kenya. Currently, tourism is mostly centered around safaris
. The plan calls for increase investment in coastal towns.