INTERNATIONAL FIRMS TO HELP KENYA DELIVER 500,000 HOMES IN FIVE YEARS

  • Collaboration between international construction firms and local contractors will help Kenya meet affordable housing deadline.
  • The Big 5 Construct East Africa will bring construction stakeholders together from 7–9 November 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Kenya.

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 says:

"An affordable home in this case is a 2 bed-roomed house of about 65 square meters 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.

Himself and the AAK support government efforts by formulating housing policy and by 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 actively inviting international construction companies to work with local contractors in the housing sector.”
Arch. Gad Opiyo - Vice President of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK)
Arch. Gad Opiyo - Vice President of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK)

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 its second edition.

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, click here. To gain insight into affordable housing in Kenya, or to interview any of the mentioned professionals please contact: Elisha Dessurne.

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About The Big 5 Construct East Africa

7 - 9 November 2018 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Kenya

10:00 - 18:00 Daily

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018 is the official exhibition of Kenya’s National Construction Week and East Africa's premier construction event. Running alongside the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition organised by National Construction Authority, the event is part of The Big 5, the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry exhibitions spanning the Middle East, India and South East Asia. On its launch edition in Kenya in 2016, The Big 5 Construct East Africa welcomed over 7,000 participants and hosted more than150 exhibitors from 20 countries, showcasing the latest and most innovative construction solutions from across the globe.  

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