Econet Wireless plans to build 500 three bed-roomed houses in Chimanimani district for survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai as well as repair 5 000 that were damaged.
The houses will be built at West End Farm near Nhedziwa Business Centre in the district.
This was confirmed by Chimanimani district development officer John Misi who revealed that construction work will start soon. He said:
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Econet will build 500 houses for people whose houses were destroyed in rural communities here. The three-bedroomed houses will be standard electrified houses where a family will have a one-hectare yard.
The area where the houses will be built has already been identified.
I cannot give time frames on construction work but I can tell you that work has already started in terms of mobilising resources and soon construction work will start.
At the same time, there is a separate project where the same company (Econet) is targeting 5 000 partially destroyed houses for rehabilitation or repairs in the entire Chimanimani district.
Econet has already started to repair some houses that were partially destroyed in Rusitu Valley.