Eldoret International Airport is a large airport that serves the town of Eldoret and the surrounding communities. Situated at 2,150 metres (7,050 ft) above sea level, the airport has a single asphalt runway that measures 3,475 metres (11,401 ft) in length. The airport can handle large aircraft and cargo planes and can make direct flights to various destinations around the world.
The quality of the main roads adjacent to the sites varies from poor to good, with upgrades currently underway. The Trans-African Highway passes through the city central business district.
The town is also served by the metre gauge rail while the new Standard Gauge Railway line will pass through Naivasha to Kisumu to Malaba. Eldoret is about 129 kilometres to Malaba Border, 100 kilometres to Kisumu and 221 kilometres from Naivasha where the Standard Railway Gauge Railway from Mombasa will branch to Kisumu and thereafter to Malaba.
Oil Pipeline & Terminal
It also has the oil pipeline passing through Eldoret town and near the site. The terminal supplies export market and has a capacity of 48,089 m 3.
AEZ will get power from the national grid. The developers/promoters will set up a solar farm for solar energy production.
There will be an adequate supply of water and a water dam will be constructed on the site with a water treatment plant facility.
Kenya generally has an abundant supply of well-educated, English-speaking and easily trainable skilled and unskilled labour force.
Availability of Raw Materials
Eldoret is surrounded by prime agricultural land and acts as a trading centre for Uasin Gishu’s economy which is driven by large-scale grain farming, dairy farming and horticultural farming. The Region strategically borders and is a gateway to EAC partner states and therefore offers an outlet to COMESA member states with a population of about 400 million people.