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    Chinese firm to solve housing needs in Dar

Chinese firm to solve housing needs in Dar

In a bid to reduce deficit and provide quality housing stock, DongXing International Real Estate Limited that made its way into Tanzania two years ago has come up with the residential project identified as "HUAFU" that will provide dwellers with a larger than life housing experience. Statistics from the National Housing [...]

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    Uganda: Contractors to be graded on ability

Uganda: Contractors to be graded on ability

With the Government prioritising infrastructure, the road construction industry in Uganda is becoming more lucrative. However, local contractors are still struggling to compete against formidable international competitors. To try and bridge this gap, a key stakeholder in the industry, Jonathan Wanzira, the president of the Uganda National Association of Building and Civil [...]

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    Foreign contractors to cede 30pc stake to locals in new rules

Foreign contractors to cede 30pc stake to locals in new rules

Kenya: Foreign construction and building companies will be required to cede a minimum of 30 per cent of their ownership to local companies when establishing their offices in Kenya. The requirement that targets foreign companies is part of a raft of regulations that have been formulated by the Government to streamline the [...]

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Tanzania: ‘Cheap’ cement imports strangle local firms

Construction boom in Tanzania is creating a growing demand for cement but local producers are struggling under the weight of unfair competition of ‘cheap’ cement imports and smuggling. Soaring investments in [...]

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Nairobi developers hit by high construction permit fees

  Nairobi developers hit by high construction permit fees

NAIROBI, KENYA: Private developers in Nairobi slowed their activities last year after the county government increased construction permit fees, a new report reveals. The State of Development Report notes that in 2013 [...]

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Shelter Afrique shifts focus to MFIs to address deficit in low cost housing

  Shelter Afrique shifts focus to MFIs to address deficit in low cost housing

Nairobi, 31March 2014:  Pan-African housing development financier Shelter Afrique is courting Microfinance institution, MFI as it seeks to address the perennial inadequate housing to the lower pyramid, Director of Shelter [...]

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Kenya unveils plan to improve capacity of local contractors

  Kenya unveils plan to improve capacity of local contractors

NAIROBI, KENYA: The Government has initiated programmes that seek to improve the competence of local contractors to enable them participate fully in its tenders. The move seeks to ensure that local contractors [...]

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Why there’s a fuss and fight over cement

  Why there’s a fuss and fight over cement

Kenya: That there has been a property boom in Kenya goes without saying. It is plain for everyone to see. Real estate agents across the country have made money. Land speculators [...]

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Natural Building as a Community Game Changer

  Natural Building as a Community Game Changer

Even though many buildings constructed of natural materials, particularly earth, have stood the test of time, the construction of buildings out of these materials almost completely disappeared during the 20th [...]

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