Over 1,000 houses to be built in Hwange, Zimbabwe

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Over 1,000 houses including social amenities such as a clinic, community hall, sports pavilion, library, churches and schools are set to be built in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Local companies, which were allocated residential stands by the Hwange Local Board (HLB) at Empumalanga Phase 7 have stepped up efforts to soon commence construction.

Some of the companies that were allocated land by the local authority include the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC), Hwange Electricity Supply Company (HESCO), FBC Bank, Zambezi Gas, South Mining Private Ltd and OK Zimbabwe.

According to HLB, the board did not want individuals to get land at Empumalanga phase 7. It wanted to work with corporates because it would be manageable that way; especially when it comes to coordinating servicing of stands. This is because it normally becomes a challenge to have to have one part having topography while others don’t because these projects are linked.

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One of the biggest housing projects in Hwange

Empumalanga Phase 7, which is one of the biggest housing projects in Hwange is expected to play a significant role in reducing the ballooning waiting list of home seekers in the town. Therefore, it is important for the companies that were allocated residential stands in Phase 7 to coordinate their activities to expedite development in Hwange.

The companies have already committed themselves to setting up social amenities while the local authority is expected to construct some of the facilities. ZPC Hwange is expected to move its workers residing at Ingagula suburb to the new suburb before the commissioning of Unit 7 at Hwange Thermal Power Station. The HLB will also construct part of the road network utilising funds allocated to it by the Zimbabwe National Road Authority (ZINARA) as well as install water pipes.