Mukuba Pension Trust has earmarked to construct 575 housing units in Kalulushi at a cost of US $10 million.
ZANIS Kalulushi reports that according to an executive summary report of the environmental assessment presented by Chasaya Consultants of Kitwe held in Chibuluma Township in Kalulushi, it the project is expected to take off next year.
The report said that the project would create both permanent and temporary jobs to the people of Kalulushi.
The 575 houses would be built near Chibuluma Township and would have high, medium and low costs housing units.
Other features in the project would include a police post, play parks and clinics.
And speaking in an interview with ZANIS, Kalulushi Council Public Relations Officer, Kangwa Muma, said the housing projects by Mukuba Pension Trust was long overdue as the local authority issued the company with land close to four years ago.
Mr Muma said the conclusion of the environmental impact assessment signifies the commencement of construction f which the council is happy.
He said the construction of the 575 housing units would be a positive economic impact to the district as it would cushion the current high rentals.