THE Unit Trust of Tanzania (UTT) has allocated 70 plots to buyers out of 246 plots already acquired. The deadline for phase one of selling the surveyed plots is the end of November, this year.
The establishment of a community satellite metropolis at Mapinga, in Bagamoyo District, is in top gear as UTT continues to put up basic infrastructure, including water, electricity and roads.
Speaking from the site recently, UTT Senior Architectural Officer-cum-Project Manager, Mr Godfrey Mwakabole, said phase one of the project involves advertising and selling of plots as well as physical allocation of the procured plots for verification.
The satellite community metropolis at Mapinga is 40 kilometres north of Dar es Salaam city centre along Bagamoyo road and the distance from the main Bagamoyo road is two kilometres from Kerege towards the coast. "All plots are clearly marked.
There will be no confusion as the land use plan is surveyed and certified. The water tank currently under construction will assure supply to all occupants and those running business as shown on the Mapinga Satellite City Master Plan," Mwakabole explained.
The location is surrounded by palm trees and green vegetation. Plots are obtained through bidding, but the minimum value is 25,000/- per square metre for residential areas and 35,000/ per square metre for commercial plots, with a deposit of 1m/- and 5m/-, respectively.
"UTT is committed to the development of the infrastructure not only to add value to the land but also put in place the necessary facilities to the comfort of the community.
With the planned Bagamoyo port in the proximity (hardly 20 km away) Mapinga Satellite Community remains the ideal place for habitation," he explained.