NEMA seeks Public opinion on Mega skyscraper to be built next to Kilifi beach

An artist Impression of the 61 Storey hotel. Palm Exotica will be the tallest structure in Africa if complete | PHOTO COURTESY

The National Environmental Management Authority has issued out a notice to seek public opinion on the proposed Palm Exotica Hotel, Africa’s tallest Hotel tower.

The structure will be built on a 2.4-acre parcel of land at Dabaso, Turtle Bay Road in Kilifi. The mixed purpose development project is set to change the face of Kenya’s Kilifi region, that is heavily dependent on tourism.

Concerns were raised on the location of the skyscraper, with many environmentalists claiming that building next to the beach will be detrimental to the ecosystem at the coast.

NEMA, which received the environmental impact assessment is the only step Billionaire Franco Rosa, the owner, is facing so as to embark on constructing the Ksh. 28Bn mega structure.