A close to US$ 177M deal has been signed between Epco Builders Limited, one of the most renowned Building and Civil Engineering firms in Kenya, and the government of the East African country for the construction of 5,360 houses in Mavoko, Machakos County.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Epco Builders managing director Ramji Varsani expressed his excitement about taking up the housing project, which is one of the biggest in Machakos County saying, “It has been a quite long journey doing a consultation on pricing and specification of the housing units, but finally the D-day is almost here.”
Mr. Varsani affirmed that the company will utilize modern building technologies to deliver good-quality homes at affordable prices.
An overview of the 5,360 houses in Mavoko
The project for the construction of the 5,360 houses in Mavoko is being carried out under the Mavoko Affordable Housing Programme which is a partnership between Kenya and the UN-Habitat, in a bid to provide affordable homes to low and middle-income earners in line with one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda.
According to Housing and Urban Development Principal Secretary Charles Hinga the project sits on a 55-acre piece of land and it is expected to deliver 960 one-bedroom units, 2,400 two-bedroom units, 1,440 three-bedroom units, and 560 studio units.
Alongside the housing units, the project also includes a community center, kindergarten, primary school, commercial center, fire station, and a police station, the largest of its kind in Machakos County and probably the entire lower Eastern region.
The project for the construction of the 5,360 houses in Mavoko will be completed in four years’ time.