Angola has 100,000 hectares ready for housing construction

24 February 2010

Luanda, Angola, 24 Feb – Some 100,000 hectares of land have been prepared for implementation of the national housing programme, which involves the construction of a million homes in the country by 2012, the director of the National Housing Institute has stated.

Eugenio Correia told Angolan news agency Angop on Monday in Luanda that all provinces have set aside and registered areas, and that work now focused on the urbanization plan for the creation of integrated zones.

The idea is to endow these areas with the most indispensable services, hence the importance of the urban and master plans, Correia added.

In Luanda, the areas in question are located in the municipalities of Cazenga, Sambizanga, Viana and Cacuaco, he said, specifying that some would be upgraded, while in others new housing would be built.

The National Housing Programme envisages that 115,000 homes will be built by the Angolan government, 120,000 by the private sector, 80,000 by cooperatives and 685,000 by supervised own-construction.