Ethiopia’s Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MoUDH) plans to build a total of 2.4 million houses at a national level in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II).
This was revealed at a three-day national conference which started off under the theme “My home My life” which was attended by 300 participants drawn from construction companies, real estate developers and housing cooperative association.
Mr. Mekuria Haile, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, stated that the Ministry was considering various options to ensure a fair distribution of housing units in rural and urban areas as that they took valuable lessons from the first GTP.
The Minister further added that Housing Cooperative Associations, in particular, would be taken as the main choice to meet the housing demand at regional cities and to build housing units in towns where industrial parks are to be established. He asserted that cooperative associations had so far managed to build 120,000 houses across the country.
Participants at the ongoing conference are expected to discuss on rural housing development strategy, ways of meeting the housing demand in urban areas as well as on problems faced in the construction sectors and their solutions.