Tanzania : authorities decide the building of massive low-cost housings

Dar es Salaam's informal settlements are vulnerable to flooding when heavy rain swells rivers. Photo : REUTERS

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Tanzanian authorities said on Tuesday they have planned to build some 30,000 low cost houses across the country.

William Lukuvi, the country’s Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, said the houses will be constructed by state-owned National Housing Corporation (NHC).

“The intention of the government is to provide affordable housing for its people,” said Lukuvi shortly after he had inspected the construction of 20 houses by the NHC in the coastal city of Tanga.

He told the parliamentary standing committee on lands, natural resources and tourism that the construction of the low cost houses was part of implementation of the election manifesto of the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi.

The minister said construction of the houses will go in tandem with the improvement of infrastructure in the areas, including roads, schools and health centers.

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