Sample detail study file attached at the bottom of the page
Description:- This project idea
envisages the construction of small houses in zonal and woreda capitals
throughout the Amhara Region for renting to government employees and other
people. The houses will be small ones (one or two bed rooms, a living
room, a small kitchen and a toilet) which will be affordable to ordinary
employees such as teachers and personnel working in the various bureaus
and offices at the zonal and woreda level of the Regional government.
Potential:- After the decentralization of the country’s government and
administrative apparatus, many offices, agencies and other institutions
are established at the regional zonal, woreda and kebele level. And
thousands of employees are deployed in this new regional government
organizes. In addition, due to the increase and expansion of schools,
clinics, health posts, additional teachers and health personnel and
assigned in different localities of the Region. Besides, dur to expansion
of urban economic activities such as trade and commerce, woreda and zonal
towns and other urban centers have expanded thereby increasing their
population. However, while the number of regional government employees has
increased in all urban centers and while there is a general increase in
urban population throughout the Region, these were there is a general
increase in urban population throughout the housing units in all urban
centers. As a result, there is an extreme shortage of houses to be rented
in every urban center of the Region.
This is one of the most difficult
problems facing teachers, employees of different bureaus and offices of
the Regional government. Due to the shortage of houses, these state employees
and others and forced to live in sub-standard houses while paying
exorbitant. There is a wide spread exploitation of state employees by
owners of mud plastered houses at the zonal and woreda level. One of the
most discouraging factors for people to work at the zonal and woreda level
is the shortage of houses. Some regional government employees are forced
to stay in “hotel rooms” year in and year out. One possible solution for
this major problem is to encourage investors to build houses to rent for people
working in zonal and woreda capital. These houses do not have to be made
of expensive building materials. They could be built from local building
material so that they could be cheaper to building. All they need be is
clean, sturdy and comfortable with their own essential rooms including
toilets (dry latrines). Such houses will have enough tenants to rent them
at payments which give the investors an attractive financial return.
- Source of Raw
Material:- Building such houses will require wood poles, nails,
corrugated iron sheets, some cement, stones, and some paints. Instead of
wood poles, hollow blacks could be used. Except the nails, corrugated
sheets, cement and paints, the other inputs will be obtained locally.
The process involves the acquisition of land for building the houses, the
purchase of the building materials, the construction of the houses and
renting these houses to “tenants”.
Investment:- The investment is estimated for one unit of a house with
40m2 size. Assuming tht one m2 will cost Birr 250 to
build, the investment cost for a house will be Birr 10,000. If an investor
builds 25 units of these houses in a given urban center, total investment
will be Birr 250,000.
- Benefits:- Improves
housing conditions in urban areas of the region, creates reasonably good
conditions for state employees to work in remote urban areas, creates
additional business opportunities to investors.
- Location:- Zonal
and woreda capital and other urban centers of the Region.