The 20,000 Plots Project in Dar Es Salaam City
The Tanzania Government was deeply concerned over the acute shortage of housing in the urban centers in the country. The shortage of surveyed plots onto which to build residential accommodation is the result of the rising urban population and the inability of the government to clear third party interests in the areas earmarked for plot survey. This has resulted in the mushrooming of unplanned settlements for which even hazardous areas have been settled upon. This has aggravated poverty.
In the financial year 2002/2003 the Government has approved the project to survey 20,000 plots in the Dar es Salaam City. The Cadastral Survey project is being implemented by the Ministry of Lands and Human Settlements in collaboration with the four Dar es Salaam local Authorities. i.e. Dar es salaam City Council, Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni Municipal Councils. A total of Tshs.8.9 billion was loaned to the Ministry of Lands to cover costs for the revision and preparation of Town Planning layouts, Selection and identifying of project sites, compensation, surveying of plots, construction of roads, allocation of plots and the preparation of land title deeds.
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