South African team envisages interest in low-cost housing scheme (With images)

January 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A South African delegation Tuesday evinced interest in a low-cost housing scheme being executed by the Delhi government, saying it could be replicated in its country.

The delegation Tuesday visited two sites in north Delhi where the Delhi State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation (DSIIDC) is constructing low-cost houses with pre-cast and joist technology.

Speaking on the occasion, South Africa Deputy Minister for Housing Zoliswa Kota-Fredericks, appreciated the technology adopted by DSIIDC for housing on such a large scale and said her government could join hands with the corporation and the Indian government for constructing social housing in her country.

Meanwhile, DSIIDC has organized a draw of lots for flats constructed for industrial workers under “2nd Rajiv Gandhi Housing Scheme”.

The draw was held in the presence of senior officers of the Delhi government, including the labour department, for 1,420 flats constructed by the DSIIDC in Bawana and Narela.

The DSIIDC had earlier allotted 2,820 such flats under the scheme.

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