Naples, FL, June 13, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- 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 describes an affordable home in this case as being a “2 bedroom house of about 65m2 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.
Gad and the AAK support government efforts by formulating housing policy and 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 introducing international construction companies who want to work with 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 the second edition.
As a central meeting place for construction professionals to meet and do business in Kenya, the event will also offer 40 complimentary workshops and live product demonstrations.
To know more about the event, visit https://www.thebig5constructeastafrica.com/exhibit/latest-news/ To gain insight into affordable housing in Kenya, or to interview any of the mentioned professionals please contact: Elisha Dessurne.