Kenya continues to call for international firms who can support an affordable housing agenda comprising of 500,000 units to be constructed in five years, as set by the National Housing Corporation.
Vice President of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) Arch. Gad Opiyo says: “An affordable home in this case is a 2 bed-roomed house of about 65 square meters with minimum finishes and including all infrastructure and amenities.”
Gad explains that affordable housing is at the forefront of Kenya’s ‘Big Four’ development agenda, which also includes the growth of security, affordable healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Himself and the AAK support government efforts by formulating housing policy and by linking officials to professionals and stakeholder consultants from the global construction industry. He reveals that: “Given the scale of the project, some 500,000 units in five years, we are actively introducing international construction companies to local contractors in the housing sector.”
Business between international and local construction stakeholders can be kicked off at The Big 5 Construct East Africa from 7–9 November 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Kenya.
Muhammed Kazi, Event Director for The Big 5 Construct East Africa comments: “There is no better time than now to invest in the Kenyan construction market. Thanks to the ambitious focus on housing, investors will enter a sector that is currently benefiting from strong government backing in the form of construction-focused finance schemes and updated building policies.”
The official exhibition of Kenya’s National Construction Week, The Big 5 Construct East Africa is expecting over 200 brands from around the world to showcase the latest building solutions during its second edition.