Following the influx of people in Enugu state which has caused slight increase in renting a house, the state government has reaffirmed its commitment to provide more affordable residential houses in Enugu.
The state government is partnering private companies to provide more affordable residential houses to reduce the cost of rent within the state.
Speaking briefly after inspecting the level of development at HELIU Estate, Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu, Hon. Commissioner for Information, Barr, Chidi Aroh, disclosed that the state government had dealt with developers to provide houses, such as, Elim, Akpoga, Jedidia, Diamond, Legacy and many others before to provide affordable houses to Enugu residents.
Barr, Aroh, said that Enugu state is commitment to building a better developed infrastructurally modern city, adding the commitment will see govt support all partnership that will continue to improve projects and infrastructure in Enugu.
Aroh who disclosed that state government bought Elim estate from the developer in 2015 for civil servants, assured that the present administration would provide affordable residential houses to Enugu residents before the end of the present administration in 2023.
Earlier, the Hon commissioner for housing, Enugu State, Engr. Vitus Okechi commended FIT group, developing HELIU Estate for complying with the state government MoU in providing standard and affordable houses to people of state.
According to him, the state government partnership with private companies in building residential houses would help decongest already congested city.
Hon commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, expressing satisfaction with the level of work at HELIU estate, disclosed that state government had embarked on urban renewal for economic development.
“When you talk about Urban renewal, urban renewal strategy all over the world is an essential tools for economic development, especially in building a modern city like Enugu. The partnership we have seen and have in Enugu at HELIU Estate is a typical example of partnership that works. We have gone round starting from the borehole development which will produce 1million gallons of water capacity daily after completion.
“We are impressed with the size and technicalities. We are now asking that at the completion of it we will like to be part of accessing the water which will essentially value the quality of water and move to the next step. We also, see elaborated terrain formation which is suitable for any kind of structure. We have also seen the landscape grading, scope, elevation of the roads and its essentially working to maintain the natural terrain of this environment. This is typical of what we see in most developed city all over the world”, he said.
While thanking the developer of Heliu Estate, FIT Group, for a good work already done, encouraged Ndienugu to take advantage of the development to enjoy the best resident in the South East region.
Also, speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of FIT group developing HELIU Estate, Mrs Loretta Aniagoro, disclosed that HELIU Estate is a health tourism district and residents with international standard.
Mrs Aniagoro who disclosed that the delivery of the estate would delay considering their traditional system of construction to meeting international standard, assured that
the estate would be completed at the end of 2023.