Kiribati Social Housing
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT)
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) agreed to work with the Government of Kiribati (GoK) to provide 62 low cost housing units for the Kiribati Housing Corporation (KHC). Calibre Consulting were involved in the procurement process, negotiating the design build for the houses, and have been acting as Engineer to Contract for the works.
The 62 houses were delivered in just over a year and will provide shelter for over 600 people, which is approximately 2.5 times the number of people living on this land previously. The increase in housing stock will improve living conditions in the capital of South Tarawa and reduce crowding in urban areas, directly leading to improved health, especially for children.
The new housing complex has lifted the face of Bairiki (one of the largest towns in South Tarawa) and transformed the scenic view of the place.