As reported by Vanguard, Emotan Gardens, a 70-hectare affordable housing scheme located at Upper Sokponba Road, Benin, Edo State, will deliver its first phase of 86 units by the end of the year. The estate is a joint venture Partnership between Edo Development & Property Agency (EDPA) and Mixta Real Estate Plc., led by the government of Governor Godwin Obaseki in order to fulfil his campaign promise of Affordable Housing.
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In what has been described as a revolution in Edo State’s housing sector, the first set of homeowners in Governor Godwin Obaseki’s affordable housing project, Emotan Gardens, will move into their property at the end of the year. Executive Chairman, Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA), Isoken Omo, disclosed this in a chat with journalists and assured prospective buyers that 86 units of the houses, which constitute the first phase of the project, will be delivered before the end of 2018.
“Emotan Gardens is a 1, 800-unit gated housing estate which will be done in phases and clusters. The first phase is actually a show phase with about 86 units in it. When it is finished, people can live there. While they are living there, the other phases will be built. In the end, everything will be joined together to become a full estate. By then people will live there. There will be infrastructure and not just the houses will be ready. We will have roads, lawns, water and electricity there.”
Floor plan of 2 bedroom Bungalow
“We have different types. We have four 2-bedroom in a row; 3-bedroom row of houses, 2 and 3-bedroom semi-detached; 3-bedroom semi-detached; blocks of flats; 4-bedroom stand-alone bungalows, terrace houses, 3-bedroom with a maid quarters.
Construction progress of 2 bedroom Bungalow
“We have commercial plots and residential plots. Within the commercial plot, we have shopping malls. Within the estate, we have made provision for school, hospital, police station and all those things you need in a community.”
Vice president visits Emotan Gardens
“The house starts from N5.7 million for the cluster of 2-bedrooms and it goes up to N7m, N8m, N9m and so, according to the housing type. But N5.7m is the entry price. We expect 25 per cent down payment at expression of interest, and then you complete the necessary forms, including the Know Your Customer (KYC) form.