Kenya is setting its ground to build a state-of-the-art milk processing plant in Embu County. Governor of Embu County, Wambora said while announcing the reports that Ugweri area has been chosen due to its close proximity to major milk producing areas in Kenya.
The construction of state-of-the-art milk processing plant is estimated to have an average investment of USD 3 million. Sprawling across an area of 3.5 acre, the imminent milk processing plant is said to have a capacity of 48,000 litres of milk daily.
The plant will also process long life milk, fresh milk, yoghurt, mala, ghee and butter. The county government will deploy equipment for Ultra Heat Treatment and Extended Shelf Life. A majority of the most current technology available in the market will be utilized in the upcoming facility. The installation of 13 coolers in association of Kenyan government has already been accomplished by Embu County government. Another 10 coolers will be installed to handle a capacity of 65,000 litres of milk, as reported by Construction Review Online.
After the completion of milk processing plant, it will have the capacity to produce adequate milk to supply pupils under the Early Childhood Development Education in the overall Embu County. It (County) is a big producer of dairy products in the Mt Kenya region.