Lafarge to build 500 housing units in Nigeria

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Lafarge Africa Plc has announced it will soon start construction of 500 housing units in the Federal Capital Territory on a land given by Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Nigeria.

The cement company would invest in construction of mass affordable houses in Abuja, a move that will help the government reduce housing burden.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the company and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development according to Group Managing Director, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Guillaume Roux.

Mr. Guillaume Roux explained Lafarge would offer a helping hand in building better cities in Nigeria citing the country deficit of 18 million housing units.

He also said that, the company will partner with the FG to obtain all the support it needs that will help speed up the construction projects.

The MD also said they were partnering with LAPO Microfinance Bank for affordable housing initiatives to serve 2,000 people. He said the cement company was also working with architects to erect iconic and architectural masterpieces with its range of cement and concrete products.

The 500 units to be undertaken under the partnership between Lafarge and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development will serve as a showcase on how they could “help accelerate and build better housing solutions” according to the Lafarge MD.

The Ministry of Works has also assigned the cement company some contractors relations to showcase their work in dealing with old buildings, as well as partnering with lafarge to build concrete roads.

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) had also put in place to raise US$100 million to help build low-cost houses across Nigeria.

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