The National Housing Corporation starts the construction of 250 ultra-modern residential houses in Dodoma from February 2023.
The state-owned real estate developing firm intends to undertake the project in Dodoma to boost the new Capital City’s capacity to host the increasing number of civil servants, traders migrating into the new precincts and other Tanzanians keen to own their residential apartments.
Recent studies have revealed that many Tanzanians hate to be tenants and would rather save all they can to have their own pads.
On the other hand, the ongoing relocation of the government’s administration headquarters from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma is currently driving a large number of people from the coastal city to Dodoma. While also a big chunk of the country’s population is also moving to the new city seeking fresh opportunities and greener pastures.
The National Housing Corporation’s Public Affairs and Information Manager Muungano Saguya reveals here that the planned new settlement will be erected in the Medeli area in Dodoma.
The project entails differently categorized flats to suit personal requirements as well as individual’s budget.
“The houses will be constructed under the ongoing Samia Housing Scheme (SHC), implemented at the cost of 466 billion/-.” says the NHC spokesperson.
Through the scheme, Dar is set to get the lion share of the housing project at 50 percent.
Dodoma now stands to get 20 percent of the planned 5000 units whereas the remaining 30 percent will soon be erected in other major urban centers of the country.
As the corporation prepares to embark on the project in the central zone region, Saguya maintains that the on-going construction of 560 other housing units at the Tanganyika Packers grounds in the Kawe section of Dar-es-salaam City continues.
“We’re implementing the projects in the two cities in sync while still coming up with a blueprint for similar projects in other regions.”
NHC is constructing at least 560 housing units Kawe Ward of the Dar es Salaam City, the ongoing project that has so far seen more than 320 units sold to eager house owners who have been paying for the properties right from the construction stage.
Previously, NHC implemented another project in Dodoma, one that involved construction of a group of 14 blocks near the Medeli area, the facilities which consisted of three bedrooms (one master bedroom and suite), private balcony and a spacious lounge.
The NHC under the corporation’s Joint Venture Policy of 1993 and its various amendments of 1998, 2006, 2012 and major overhaul in 2022, opened a special window for eligible and interested companies to apply for opportunities to extend their investment footholds for the development of its various plots through joint venture arrangement in order to have the number of low cost houses increased.
The development has so far attracted at least 66 various real estate companies that have expressed interest to partner with NHC in implementation of various future projects.