12 February 2011

Angola: Government Builds Over 200,000 Houses

Kuito — The adviser to the minister of Urbanism and Construction, Antonio Pereira Gomeira said in Kuito, Bié province, that the Angolan government has built 249,544 houses in the country under the national housing programme.

Speaking to Angop, at the ceremony of launching the project to build three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments, chaired by the State Minister and Chief of Presidency's Civil House, Carlos Maria Feijo, the technician said that these apartments were built in recent years after the 2008 legislative elections, thus satisfying the promise of the Angolan Government.

He said that the Executive will be able, in the near future, to accommodate 1.4 million people, mainly those who are still facing housing difficulties.

"Right now and in the framework of the Angolan government there will be built 110,000 houses across the country, whose official launch was made by the President of Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos at the end of 2010," he added.

The project is designed for all provinces and aims at urbanizing land reserves through the construction project of the Angolan government, in order to achieve the dream of many people of owning a home

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