China to build public housing in São Tomé e Príncipe

São Tomé e Príncipe Public Works, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Osvaldo d’Abreu has said on Friday China will provide his country with public housing containing 200 homes over the next four years, Macauhub reports.

The Macao news website says that in the first phase of the project five three-storey buildings, together containing 60 dwellings, will be built this year on the the districts of Cantagalo and Lobata, both in the island of São Tomé.

The project is one of three infrastructure and education projects that China and São Tomé e Príncipe agreed to pursue in September last year.

Last year the São Tomé e Príncipe state-run news agency, STP-Press, quoted the then Prime-Minister Patrice Trovoada as saying the housing would be reserved for civil servants.