The phase one of Kenya’s affordable housing project units, consisting of 228 houses, is to be completed by the end of December, Kenyan Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development said.
Charles Hinga, Principal Secretary of the ministry, who stated this on Tuesday in Nairobi, said that China State Construction Engineering began construction works of the units in April.
“We are excited about the Chinese company because it has completed the works in good time,” Hinga said on the sidelines of a regional urbanisation conference.
The two-day event brought together policymakers, academics and researchers to review ways at how to support more inclusive urbanisation in East Africa’s cities.
The project which is located in Ngara residential estate is the first development under the country’s affordable housing programme.
Hinga said that in total the project would consist of 1,370 units which are intended for low-income households.
He said that the second phase consisting of 260 units will be finished in mid-2020 and the final phases by end of next year.
In total, the ministry hopes to rollout 500,000 affordable houses by the end of 2022. (Xinhua/NAN)
Edited by Fatima Sule/Wale Ojetimihttps://nnn.ng/kenyan-affordable-housing-project-to-be-ready-december/