Implementation of projects in the housing sector: a view of world bank assisted low income housing project in Aba and umuahia in retrospect

Implementation of projects in the housing sector: a view of world bank assisted low income housing project in Aba and umuahia in retrospect

Author by Dr. Uchenna Ebi

Journal/Publisher: Scholarly Journal Of Scientific Research And Essay

Volume/Edition: 4

Language: English

Pages: 90 - 95

Abstract

Actions taken during implementation of housing projects could make or mar the project. The study
examined actions taken during implementation of the World Bank Assisted Low Income Housing
Project at Aba and Umuahia in Abia State of Nigeria. The author also looked at what could have been
done and what should be done to avoid degeneration. It is an action research, which drew from author’s
experience as the project field supervisor representing Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria. Observations
show there were huge budget and schedule overruns and a mild quality overrun. Project could not
achieve its goal in terms of replacability, provision of low-income housing to the beneficiary and
provision of adequate infrastructure. Causes of failure were identified and recommendations made
towards a similar project and for avoidance of urban degeneration.


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