Around 65,000 houses built in Angola in 2013

13 December 2013

Around 65,000 houses were built in Angola in 2013, as part of the National Urbanism and Housing Programme, the Minister for Urbanism and Housing, José da Silva said Tuesday.

Summarising the activities carried out this year, the minister said that the number of houses included the tenders carried out by Kora-Angola and Sonangol Imobiliária e Propriedades (Sonip) and the programme drawn up to build 200 houses in each municipal area, which led to conclusion of 7,000 houses.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Silva said that there was a lot of pressure for the houses to be built as, a year ago, figures pointed to a deficit of 1.7 million houses.

“The deficit is considerable but it is obvious that it is being reduced as more houses are built,” the minister said adding that he was certain that guided self-construction would be key to reducing the overall housing deficit. (macauhub)