Jubilee Dev - $145 million Guangdong Modern Silk Industrial Park at Pearl River SEZ in Eldoret

The project will employ 30,000 Kenyans in the 10000 acre farm and plant. It will produces 10,000 tons of cocoon, 2000 tons of silk and generate projected revenues of $123 million yearly.

Guangdong New South Overseas Investment Holdings (GNSOIH) and Guangdong Silk-Tex Group (Silk-Tex) held a signing ceremony of their cooperation project, China-Africa Modern Silk Industrial Park, Kenya on 20th May, 2019 in Guangzhou. The Chairman and General Manager of both parties attended the ceremony.


The two sides have proposed to jointly fund the trial of mulberry planting and silkworm rearing in Pearl River Special Economic Zone (the first SEZ in Kenya, invested by GNSOIH) and the establishment of China-Africa Modern Silk Industrial Park in Kenya. Following the launching of Pearl River SEZ, this large-scale industrial project is to be introduced by Guangdong New South Overseas Investment Holdings with the initial joint investment reaching RMB 15 million and the estimated investment totaling RMB 1 billion. This Project aims to build a demonstration base and scientific and technological demonstration park of sericulture in Kenya, so as to promote talent training and the application of sericultural techniques. In addition, as part of the pre-feasibility study of China-Africa Modern Silk Industrial Park, this Project will provide not only the data concerning the test, the cost-benefit analysis, and tax policies, but also possible solutions to the problems to be encountered for the future implementation of the major project. The mulberry field is expected to cover an area of 10,000 hectares with an estimated annual production of fresh cocoon of 15,000 tons and raw silk of 2000 tons. This Project will create 33,000 jobs with an annual foreign exchange earning of USD 123 million. With the efforts for building a benchmark for China-Africa cooperation in the silk industry in the new era, this Project will contribute its share in pioneering the new Silk Road linking China and Africa.

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, expressed his great expectation on this Project after listening to the presentation given by GNSOIH and Silk-Tex Group at the first China International Import Expo held in Shanghai, 2018. He pointed out that the Project is highly complementary to the labor and land resources in Kenya, and its operation can help to build a community of a shared future for China and Africa, and lift local farmers out of poverty. In addition, its operation is of great significance to not only the transformation and upgrading of the local silk industry, but the inheritance of promotion of the silk culture. President Kenyatta also instructed the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperation of Kenya to cooperate with related departments in China in the aspect of establishing an inter-governmental mechanism for cooperation in the silk industry, with the hope of the early implementation of the Project.

Chairman Zhu Layi of GNSOIH is giving a speech

Zhu Layi, Chairman of Guangdong New South Overseas Investment Holdings, also the President of Guagndong New South Group, the controlling shareholder of GNSOIH introduced the general development of overseas business of NSG. Ten years ago, as a leading enterprise that responds to the “Go Global” Strategy and the “Belt and Road” Initiative proposed by China, NSG set her foot on the African continent. The project of “Fast Elimination of Malaria by Source Eradication (FEMSE)” in multiple African countries has been highly valued and recognized by the Chinese government. In recent year, NSG has been actively promoting China-Africa industrial connection and capacity cooperation, through the operation of Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone (OGFTZ) in Nigeria and Pearl River Special Economic Zone in Kenya. NSG is committed to enabling more Chinese enterprises to realize their “African Dream”. Mr. Zhu expressed his hope for the two sides to work closely to help Africa rise as a green land in the future.

Chairman Ke Huiqi of Silk-Tex Group is giving a speech

Guangdong Silk-Tex Group Co., Ltd. is a large-scale state-owned enterprise group that is approved by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, under the direct supervision of the Provincial State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Guangdong Province. Silk-Tex Group has established nine silkworm farms and one provincial Sericulture Technology Promotion Center, and is fully responsible for the research and development of sericulture, the development planning and promotion of sericulture, the production and testing of silkworms, and the disease prevention and pest control related to sericulture in Guangdong Province. With the annual production of 1.2 million hybrid silkworms and 60,000 pieces of paper with original silkworm eggs, Silk-Tex occupies 100%, 80%, and 70% of the provincial market in terms of the production and sales of the pre-basic silkworm eggs, the original silkworm eggs, and first-generation hybrid, respectively. Those products are also sold to more than 10 countries and regions in Southeast Asia.

Ke Huiqi, Chairman of Guangdong Silk-Tex Group highly appreciated the NSG’s active participation in the “Belt and Road” Initiative and the efforts for malaria elimination in Africa. Chairman Ke pointed out that the development of silk industry in Kenya is in line with not only the Eight Action Plan proposed in the Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, but also the Big 4 Agenda formulated by Kenya. He also suggested that in the future, Silk-Tex will actively promote the “1251” Strategy, that is, focus on one main business of textiles and garments, promote the two layouts of full industrial chain and globalization, and strive to build five major sectors, namely, comprehensive foreign trade services, garment industry supply chain management, cocoon and silk, sericulture health medicine, and silk culture creative park, thus tapping the huge potential of the industry. He pointed out that NSG’s rich development experience in Kenya can provide a strong guarantee for the advancement of the Project, and that the two sides shall implement the project on schedule through cooperation.


Hapa Kama you know Chinese fluently umepenya interview Kama thong kwa haga

huku ni wapi,
[SIZE=7]Pearl River SEZ in Eldoret[/SIZE]
sijawaji sikia?

Nchi iuzwe. kabisa kabisa.

KALRO-High Level (H.R.C-Thika) and KALRO Kibos had Mulberry research stations funded by JICA tangu zamani. Very interesting seeing the Chinese come in.

10,000 acres!! My word.

But for youth to farm haiwes patikana. For squatters hakuna. For PEV victims, wajipange.

Nchi iuzwe. Kabisa kabisa.

Its not been hyped sana because its purely a private investment project.
The story starts in Sept 2016, when DP Uncle Ruto and David Lagat worked together to get this Chinese SEZ investor to build up a SEZ in Eldoret. In the sidelines of China Belt and Roads conference, President Uhuru witnessed the signing of $2 billion contract between parties. Governments role is to provide utilities like power.
In June 2017, Africa Pearl SEZ broke ground in Eldoret. The land belongs to David Langat who is the minority shareholder.
Guangdong are building several plants and commercial buildings on the 1st phase (Below). They have also gotten other Chinese manufacturers to invest there as well like this silk manufacturing plant (above)
We lost some time from August 2017 to March 2018 due to the extended elections period. From April 2018-Dec 2018 they got all their statutory approvals from national and county government. This year they have moved into site. Mobilization of staff, equipment, materials and site offices.
They have had meeting with counties leadership and local people to agree on the supplies of local building materials for the project. 60% of the materials will be local. 40% which is mostly machinery, tools and specific metals will be imported. MCA’s, MP’s and county will supply locals for the job interviews to see if the qualify or not. The whole project has been designed as a win, win partnership between investors and locals. That’s why its not in the headlines. There are no disagreements everyone is pushing for it. All will gain. The only pending issue is Ketraco. They are late in building the power substation and high power transmission line upto the site. The current power line cant handle their construction needs. Construction alone will employ 10000 workers. Phase 1 will employ 20000 workers. All to produce various manufactured goods for local and export. Eldoret will be booming.
One thing for sure DP Uncle Ruto has made sure Eldoret transformation will increase further. Even its current construction boom isn’t enough. This will be a big catalyst for its growth in the next 10 years.

@sani sijui kama ni wewe niliona ukisema Ruto is the cure to the Chinese cancer cause he is fearless or something to that effect, well as you can clearly see hapa ni ground zero kwake Eldoret.

Kama sio wewe basi my apologies in advance. But anyone who thought Ruto is the cure to treat the Chinese virus, then think again.

Scam na development ni tofauti sana. Research utajionea

Si useme kile unasema, mambo ya parables ilikufa na yesu

Hapa cotton kutoka china ndo zitatembea…

Only 10% of China’s land is arable. 60% is polluted.

Jijazie what One Belt One Road means. And they need land to feed and clothe 1.3 billion people as well as build more factories… where would they turn?

Which idiot has land lying idle?

Kindly quote the source of this news for verification. Thanks!

Directly from the source:


Pearl Africa SEZ Eldoret


Thank you, I’ll probably blog about it on https://www.eldoretleo.com/

Hata unegativo unahitaji ushahidi.

Honestly though, shouldn’t this be in a place like say Kibwezi on the SGR??

How about the MGR upgrade plus Eldoret Airport.

Sometimes development attract infrastructure and not vice versa… Just as rains bring forest!!

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There are three 40MW solar plants currently being built around the area to provide power during the day. That is 120MW in total.