Category Archives: Latest Housing News

The Housing Provident Fund in China

Explanation In China, different cities have different laws and regulations regarding the social securities and housing fund. All Chinese employees and employers are required to contribute the mandatory social insurance and other social benefits such as housing fund and the social security funds on a

How Nigeria Can Address its Housing Crisis

Author ~ Ebuka Onunaiwu Housing is a bundle of joy. Renters and homeless go through moments of stress, distress and uncertainties – Professor Tunde Agbola, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan. In the two preceding editions of this series on Nigeria’s journey

Five key trends for the building industry in 2018

Construction industry expert Saeed Al Abbar, of leading Dubai-based consultancy AESG and Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, talks us through what he expects to be the key topics and trends for 2018. Over $85bn worth of building contracts were handed out across the

Construction to play prominent role in Irish economy

Ireland’s National Planning Framework and National Development Plan was revealed on 16 February. Both documents heavily feature plans for more investment into construction and infrastructure. The nation has been neglecting the industry for 10 years, which has landed it at the bottom of the EU’s

LafargeHolcim to invest $213mn into India growth strategy

The Swiss building materials manufacturer, LafargeHolcim, has announced its plans to commit SHF200mn (US$213mn) to Indian investment. The firm is to construct a new cement plant, locacted in the Rajasthan state in the north of the country. The plant will serve customers across the North

Obtaining Building Permit Is A Must, Lagos Warns Developers

By Kazeem Ugbodaga The Lagos State Government on Thursday warned that obtaining building permit is a must before anyone can erect a building in the State. The government vowed that any building found without building permit in any part of the State would be shutdown.

FCTA issues 3-week ultimatum to police personnel to quit residence

THE Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Thursday, issued a three-week ultimatum to some personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, occupying one of its resettlement sites at Galuwyi Shere in Bwari Area Council of FCT, Abuja, to vacate the place with a view to allowing

House of Reps constitutes advisory committee to amend COREN Act

The House of Representatives Committee on Works on Wednesday constituted a Technical Advisory Committee with a view to developing templates for amending the existing Act establishing the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), 2004. The advisory committee which also got an already

Why buildings collapse, by SON, Lafarge, others

Building construction experts from Lafarge Africa Plc, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and others in the housing industry have said the engagement of non-professionals and artisans in the construction of buildings is responsible for building collapse. They spoke in Abuja at a stakeholders’ forum

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