In a statement – to which VerAngola had access –, the Executive informs that "it will build urbanizations with residences at affordable prices for the population with low financial power, to reduce, on a large scale, the infrastructural housing deficit, within four years".
The aforementioned action, adds the note, is part of the National Development Plan (PDN) 2023-2027, approved by Presidential Decree No. 225/23 at the end of last month.
The Government's objective is to "build quickly, and on a large scale, a series of new centralities" in urban and rural areas "and respective infrastructures" to relocate vulnerable populations in areas of environmental risk, as well as "in informal settlements, using public-private partnerships".
In addition, "a program will also be carried out to complete the IT platform for the management and control of the State's housing assets, for the sale and rental of properties", the note reads.
According to the PDN for the period from 2023 to 2027, it is also intended to "proceed with the subdivision of the State's land reserves, infrastructure them and make them available for directed self-construction, with rainwater drainage systems, sewage collection network, lighting public sector, telecommunications services", among others.
The Government also plans, over the next four years, to create infrastructure on "land in rural areas, build farms", implement an online service to issue and pay for construction licenses, as well as "provide financial support for the acquisition or supply of materials at affordable prices".
To carry out this work, the statement adds, the Government will give priority to small and medium-sized local companies "in the construction of proximity services in agricultural areas and large land reserves, and will provide technical and logistical assistance during the self-construction process, with special attention to the land transferred with low levels of infrastructure".
Among other aspects, PDN 2023-2027 also includes promoting the use of local construction materials, in order to reduce costs related to imports, as well as "mobilizing community and non-governmental organizations, and private companies to facilitate the process of construction and acquisition of materials".