Phase one of the Liwatoni Fish Processing Plant is expected to be completed by the end of this year
Phase one of the Liwatoni Fish Processing Plant is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Speaking while inspecting the ongoing construction of the plant, Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs Cabinet Secretary Salim Mvurya said he had given the construction team a deadline of the end of December this year to complete the first phase of the project.
“I have come here to assess the progress and I will continue to follow up so that by December we will have phase one of Liwatoni fully completed,” said CS Mvurya.
CS Mvurya said phase one of the Liwatoni Fisheries project will cost sh.1.49 billion and phase two will be done through a private sector arrangement.
“We have engaged quite a number of private-sector players and they are ready to work with us; they are ready to go deep sea and to use this particular facility which in our estimation will immediately create 3,000 jobs for Kenyans who will be working here,” said the CS.
The fish waste from the plant will be used as fish food and also as manure.
“In the blue economy, we use everything, so for the fish waste that will come from here, we can use use them in the aquaculture,” explained Mvurya.