Mozambican government announces construction of 100,000 social houses by 2014

9 March 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 March – the Mozambican government has announced plans to build 100,000 social houses by 2014 as part of housing policy and strategy approved Tuesday in Maputo, said the country’s minister for Public Works and Housing.

At the end of the Council of Ministers meeting, Cadmiel Muthemba also said that, as well as the houses that would be built, the government would provide 300,000 plots of land in order to sustainable communities.

The minister noted that a plan of action was being prepared that would be concluded soon, outlining the budget and mechanisms to allow citizens easier access to housing.

Sources of domestic funding have been identified involving the banking sector, which is expected to focus on young people, state workers, and armed forces workers with conditions to access funding packages.

Muthemba said that the strategy would only be successful of work was focused on the construction materials industry in order to reduce costs. (macauhub)