Iran to help Urithi put up cheap homes in Kenya

Iran to help Urithi put up cheap homes in Kenya... 28/04/2017 Politics

Keywords:#Iran, #Iranian, #Kenya, #People

By People Daily
Date: April 28, 2017
Iranian ambassador to Kenya Dr Hadi Farajvand (right) and Urithi chairman Samuel Maina address the press. PHOTO: JAMES WAKAHIU

* * * James Wakahiu @peopledaily.Ke
The government of Iran will assist Kenya build cheaper houses using cheaper but good quality construction material.
Speaking during the discussion of partnership between the Iranian government and Urithi Housing Cooperative Society, Iranian ambassador to Kenya Dr Hadi Farajvand said Iran had good experience in building mass houses for low-income segment of the economy. “We will be sharing it with Kenya to ensure they reduce the cost of construction of houses,” he said.
Dr Farajvand said the Iranian government had built 1.8 million homes for its low-income population and 300, 000 more were under construction. “We produce every component of the housing project where hundreds of companies are engaged in fast construction and production of cheap and light material while still maintaining quality,” said the envoy.
This technology will be brought to Kenya to help in the local industry. “We want to transfer our technology, expertise and experience to Kenya so that we can reduce the final price of housing,” said Dr Farajvand.
Urithi chairman Samuel Maina said they aim at offering affordable housing solutions to Kenyans at large by using modern technology, which is cheap and fast to implement and is available in Iran. “We want to provide affordable housing solutions through purchase of cheap construction materials and home appliances from Iran,” said Maina. “We will be negotiating for better prices for our clients to ensure we have quality and variety more than what we have in the local market,” he added.
Urithi plans to put up 1, 000 units using the Iranian materials. Maina said the development will spur uptake of houses for the low-income earners in the economy thus addressing the housing shortage in the country.
--- ---...

Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
Iran, Turkey agree not to seal fuel tanks of transit trucks ... 10/12/2014 Auto
Iran, Turkey agree not to seal fuel tanks of transit trucks URMIA, Dec. 10 (MNA) – Deputy of transportation office of West Azerbaijan province announc...View Details»

A Taste of Persia in Los Angeles ... 08/06/2016 Cuisine
By Lauren R. Rublin Persian cuisine is among the most savory of Iran’s exports, and one of the best places to sample its herb-and fruit-laced dishes i...View Details»

Iran Plans Higher Fees for Riskier Oil Fields in New Accords Iran Plan... 25/02/2014 Economy
By Golnar Motevalli and Anthony DiPaola Feb 24, 2014 Iran will offer foreign partners incentives to find and pump more crude and natural gas and will...View Details»

Media Scam? Iran and America Join Hands in Waging “The Global War on T... 01/07/2014 Politics
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, June 21, 2014 Following the incursion of jihadist rebels of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS...View Details»

Hagel: US knows Iran, Russia aiding Iraq in fight against ISIS | TheHi... 11/07/2014 Politics
By Kristina Wong - 07/11/14 05:34 PM EDT Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that Iran and Russia were helping Iraq battle a Sunni extremist in...View Details»