Chiredzi RDC un­veils land for hous­ing project

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Mswazie Masvingo Cor­respon­dent

CHIREDZI Ru­ral Dis­trict Coun­cil (RDC) has un­veiled land for 1 200 res­i­den­tial stands near Buf­falo Range Air­port.

Chiredzi RDC chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mr Isaac Mat­silele said the ser­vic­ing of the stands, which has since started, was made eas­ier fol­low­ing the re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of nec­es­sary equip­ment that in­cludes graders and cater­pil­lars.

He said the de­mand for res­i­den­tial stands in the Lowveld out­strips sup­ply and coun­cil was work­ing on ap­ply­ing for more land from Gov­ern­ment for hous­ing pur­poses.

“We are em­bark­ing on a very am­bi­tious project of hous­ing as Chiredzi RDC. We have un­veiled 1 200 res­i­den­tial stands for low, medium and high den­sity houses near Buf­falo Range Air­port,” said Mr Mat­silele.

He said the hous­ing scheme is one of the mas­sive projects that will be un­der­taken by the lo­cal au­thor­ity.

“The hous­ing project which has been dis­cussed in coun­cil for long has since started and it will be one of the ma­jor ini­tia­tives in the 2017 fi­nan­cial year. We are al­ready con­struct­ing roads us­ing the equip­ment we ac­quired re­cently. Coun­cil has ac­quired a grader, cater­pil­lar and other road main­te­nance equip­ment at a cost of about $500 000,” Mr Mat­silele said.

He said the hous­ing scheme seeks to ad­dress Chiredzi’s hous­ing back­log which stands at more than 3 000.

Mr Mat­silele said a num­ber of in­vestors were mak­ing in­quiries on busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Lowveld with wildlife at­tract­ing more takers ahead of other sec­tors.

Chiredzi is home to Gonarezhou Na­tional Park and it also boasts of be­ing the only sugar pro­duc­ing dis­trict in the coun­try with three sugar es­tates; Hippo Val­ley, Tri­an­gle and Mk­wa­sine. — @wal­terbm­swazie2

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