Finland to build houses in Keetmanshoop

Finland to build houses in Keetmanshoop
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NAMPA

The Namibia University of Science and Technology , the Keetmanshoop Municipality and the Finnish-Namibian Smart Community Consortium have signed an agreement to conduct research in the construction of houses at the southern town.
An initiative of a group of Finnish and Namibian partners, SCC aims to respond to the challenges of rapid urbanisation and the pressing need for housing in different regions of Namibia.
Keetmanshoop will be the first town in Namibia to benefit from this project.
NUST, the Finnish University of Tampere and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are responsible for the research part of the project, that will run from 2016 to 2018.
Keetmanshoop's Chief Executive Officer Desmond Basson told Nampa the project is still in its infant stage, with only the research part that has started.
The research includes consultations with Keetmanshoop residents on whether they would be interested in the construction of houses and if there will be a need for a clinic, swimming pool and a football field.
Six towns will benefit from the project at a cost of 24 million Namibia dollars from the Finnish Embassy.