(Business in Cameroon) - The 800 social housing being built by government should be completed this year. This is one of the positive news announced during the cabinet council held on March 1, 2018, presided by Philemon Yang.
During the council, Jean-Claude Mbwentchou, the minister of housing announced that the study phase has been completed in every region taken into account in the project, and works have started. He also revealed that presently, the works were 92% completed in Ebolowa and at the seven remaining sites it is completed at 35% on average. There are however some challenges such as some sites’ morphology and the security climate in the Northern region, that affect the seamless execution of works.
For the record, this project is the housing facets of the 3-year urgency plan (Plan d’urgence triennal -Planut) launched by Cameroon a little more than two years ago. In the framework of this project, social housings will be built in 8 regional capitals (100 in each capital) except in Douala and Yaoundé. A little more than CFA40 billion is set for this project.