|Project Details||The National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation plans to construct a Ksh 10 Billion mega dam on Ewaso Ng’iro River in Isiolo County. |
The twin dams will be set up at Crocodile Jaws and Ngerendare and it’s principally meant to provide water to the proposed Isiolo resort city, to be set up at Kipsing Gap.
The resort city is part of the Government’s Vision 2030 blueprint which aims to transform Kenya into a middle income country by 2030. Resort cities are flagship projects under the tourism sector. Currently the proposed Isiolo tourist resort city requires 41M cubic meters of water and the current supply isnt even enough for the airport alone.
|Project Area (in hectares)||13,000|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||116,279,069 |
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||4,000,000|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation from Kenya|
|Relevant government actors||Ministry of Planning and Devolution; Water Resource Management Authority; Ministry of Environment Water and Natural Resources.|
|International and Financial Institutions||Wetlands International (WI)|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Nature Kenya; Laikipia WildLife Forum; Nature Conservation Kenya; Save the Elephants; Wetlands International; African Wildlife Forum; Red Cross Kenya; Waso Nyiro River Users Empowerment Platform (WRUEP).|