Biomass Waste Technology Used To Build Low-Cost Rwanda Housing

11725_125px-flag_of_rwanda.svg Biomass Waste Technology Used To Build Low-Cost Rwanda Housing A U.S. company is investing $10 million in a project to build 400 low-cost housing units in Rwanda using a biomass waste technology.

AllAfrica.com reports that Atlanta-based Global Marketing Partners USA is constructing the housing units with a technology that mixes wheat, rice and sorghum waste into panel boards that are later reinforced with steel. All of the materials used in the construction will be harvested in Rwanda, and each housing unit is expected to cost $16,000.

‘The project will employ about 30 percent local constructors, and we are very willing to transfer this technology to Rwandans,’ says Glenn E. Stamps, chairman and CEO of Global Marketing Partners.

The construction will take place in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The Rwanda Housing Authority is in negotiations with the European Union to expand this form of construction throughout the country.

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