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Social housing: Bounda Balonzi on the SNI site in Angondjé

The Minister in charge of Transport, Equipment and Housing, Léon Armel Bounda Balonzi, and his colleague Françoise Assengone Obame, have evaluated works on  the Angondje housing site, led by the National Society Estate Agency (SNI) in Akanda district. The two men took stock of  the progress of the works, with the homes to be delivered to the Gabonese in the coming months.

The 3808 housing project currently taking shape in Akanda was visited on May 23 by the Minister of Housing, Léon Armel Bounda Balonzi, and his delegate, Françoise Assengone Obame. The two personalities wanted to touch on the realities of this construction site, the housing of which should be delivered in the coming months.

Located in the commune of Akanda, more precisely in Agondjé, this project, which is to strengthen the supply of accommodation in Libreville, has “Les Parasoliers” residences erected on an area of ​​approximately 6 hectares. They consist of 22 buildings of 260 apartments, launched as part of the operation 3,808 dwellings whose works were stopped in 2015, due to lack of funding. The overall progress at the time of the judgment was 60%. What is exceeded to date.

“My colleague and I have come to realize the progress of the work that is underway, to look at how these apartments can be delivered to Gabonese people and at the same time, to see how to speed up the work which are started by the SNI with the participation of various other stakeholders, ” the Minister of Housing said.

The current recovery of the site mainly concerns 8 buildings spread over 2.5 hectares. During this visit, the managers of the National Real Estate Company (SNI), the contracting authority, expressed their willingness to overcome the slowdown in works due to the time restrictions caused by the fight against the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

“At first glance, delivery was scheduled after 8 months. But as we are in a recovery phase, we will redo simulations to see until what period we can go for the end of this first phase of construction, ” the engineer in charge of this SNI project, Céline Nguengue Bakakasse said. Launched in 2013, the project stopped in 2015. Work resumed in February 2020 on this site.