With emphasis being placed on developing the forestry and manufacturing sectors to meet local, regional and international demands, President Dr. Irfaan Ali has floated the idea of exporting locally-made houses to the Caribbean region.
Importantly, however, he emphasised the need for the local bodies and businesses to form consortia that would be able to tap into new and emerging business opportunities. And one such opportunity, he said, is the development of new products.
He highlighted that one of his government’s plans is to create 1,000 model houses in the new city that is being developed. Those homes, he explained, are expected to be made almost entirely from local products and using local labour.