Uasin Gishu Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii on Wednesday hosted officials from the State Department of Housing and Urban Development who are in the county for a technical handing over of the construction of 64 Ultra_Modern market to the constructor.

During the meeting, the governor stressed the importance of the project being undertaken efficiently and with the highest standards of quality within the stated period of the contract.

The county boss also said: “We are dedicated to ensuring that this project, which will accommodate over 4000 traders, is carried out as intended in the construction plan”

The project, jointly funded by the National Government and the County Government of Uasin Gishu to the tune of Ksh 1.5 billion is aimed at addressing the challenge of lack of spaces for traders to operate from even as the designs for the Champions market are underway.

The state-of-the-art ultra-modern market will be equipped with amenities, including two basements, 210 parking slots, 3 cold rooms, 16 showers, 97 lavatory rooms, lactation and daycare facilities, a food court, offices, and meeting rooms.

With the modern design and state-of-the-art facilities, the market will also attract both local and international businesses boosting trade and creating employment opportunities also serving as a testament to the county’s efforts of supporting and nurturing businesses for economic growth.

The market is also perceived to project the county as a hub of economic activity, fostering growth and prosperity especially now that Eldoret town, is soon set to be conferred as the fifth city.

Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot, County Executive Committee Member for Roads Eng Joseph Lagat, Chief Officer for Trade Geoffrey Tanui, Directors Isaac Lagat(Trade) Irene Kapting’ei (Industrialization) were among the present.