Kenya Vision 2030

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, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, 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.


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