Rwanda: construction of 7,480 housing units commences

04 March 2015

Construction of 7,480 housing units in Kigali, Rwanda has broken ground. Batsinda II will involve the Kanombe, Ndera and Rugarama Affordable Housing Projects as well as the Ziniya Pilot Project.

The estate is expected to be ready in two years and will help meet the demand for affordable housing – expected to reach 560,000 units by 2020 and requiring 93,400 to be built every year from now.

This is part development towards Vision 2030 where urbanization rate is expected to increase to 35% per cent by 2020 from 17% in 2012.

The government will collaborate with the City of Kigali, the Development Bank of Rwanda, RSSB and Shelter Afrique group in undertaking the new housing construction project.


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