Hydraform blocks for $7.3 million affordable housing project in Tanzania
Hydraform International, a leading alternative building technology company, enabled the efficient delivery of 214-unit affordable housing project valued at TZS 15.8 BN in Tanzania using the Hydraform Interlocking building technology.
Constructed under the auspices of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) in Tanzania, with Flintstone Engineering, Pioneer Builders Limited, Herkin Builders Limited and Temeke Municipality, the project scope extends to building of 25 blocks of residential town house apartments and 56 semi-detached single-storey buildings in Mwongozo , Kigamboni, district of Dar es Salaam.
Nazlie Dickson, Marketing Director at Hydraform, comments: “Hydraform supplied NHC with the M7MI machines because of their versatility and suitability to the varying ground conditions and the scope of the project deliverables.
“The client’s experience using Hydraform machinery on site was very positive and they have reported that the machinery has made the construction process simple, fast and affordable, especially since much of the raw material used to manufacture the blocks was sourced around the same area.”
From inception to completion of this project, it has created jobs for about 350 people, including both unskilled labour and specialised labour, artisans, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and technicians, many of whom are from Tanzania.
“The NHC’s vision to supply housing to the region in a way that makes a lasting impact through the use of an ABT, with thought to sustainability, and in support of the local economy, directly mirrors that of the Hydraform brand,” comments Dickson, concluding, “Hydraform is thus proud to have supplied its machinery to a project such as this that mindfully goes beyond construction.”