In April 2018, the Batsinda II Housing Development Project reported that 50% of infrastructure works had been complete. The project’s construction is by the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) alongside Kigali City Council (KCC).
Meanwhile, Ultimate Developers Ltd (UDL) is the project’s marketing consultant. Alongside Synergy Property Development Services Ltd (Synergy) that are undertaking design and project management services for residential development.
Right within the Kinyinya locality, the Batsinda II Housing Development Project features the construction of 7,480 residential units. Moreover, the US$800 million project also includes the construction of retail space as well as commercial spaces.
In addition to the construction of roads, parking, and other related facilities.
Reported On 3 March 2015
Construction of 7,480 housing units in Kigali, Rwanda kicks off
Construction of 7,480 housing units in Kigali, Rwanda has begun. The Minister for Infrastructure; James Musoni broke the ground on 26th February in Batsinda where the construction will take place. The Batsinda II will involve the Kanombe and Ndera Affordable Housing Project featuring the construction of 2000 units.
Construction will be done in phases beginning this month starting with roads. Within two years, the estate aims to be ready. It strives to help quell the demand for affordable housing in the country. At an estimate, it will reach 560,000 units by 2020. Thus, 93,400 units must be constructed every year from now.
The Rwandan Government made the decision to this initiative so as to provide affordable and better homes for the area residents. Furthermore, it is part of a larger plan to urbanize the city.
They also decided on it as part of expanding and growing as the country develops toward Vision 2030. For the most part, the urbanization rate has risen. In fact, it is said that it will potentially observe an increase to 35 percent by the year 2020 from 17 percent in 2012. The urban population will increase from the current 1.7 million to 4.4 million, which is an increase of about 2. 7 million people living in urban areas.
“We have started affordable housing projects in Kigali. However, we want to extend the programs to other parts of the country, especially in the six secondary cities,” Musoni said. The other cities are listed as Rubavu, Musanze, Nyagatare, Muhanga, Huye, and Rusizi.
The government will collaborate with the City of Kigali. Alongside, the Development Bank of Rwanda, RSSB, and Shelter Afrique group in undertaking the new housing construction project.
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for mortgage loan? For how long would it take to pay for a single house unit?