Current Projects

DAHSP

A Compare and Contrast case of an old hut and a new decent house under construction through DAHSP in Karonga district.The Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Malata) Subsidy Programme (DAHSP) is Malawi Government’s flagship programme which intends  to provide subsidized cement, iron-sheets and other related building materials for the low income households to build and improve their own houses.

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development is implementing the DAHSP initiative whose objective includes facilitating construction and improvement of houses for the low income households.

His Excellency the President Prof. Arthur peter Mutharika officially inaugurated the DAHSP programme at Msampha 1 village in Lilongwe Rural area on 18 December 2014, where eleven houses were built in the pilot phase.

Low-income households will manage to build and own decent houses through subsidized cement, iron-sheets and other construction materials under the DAHSP concept. DAHSP is already benefitting people in remote areas as far as Kameme in Chitipa district where some are improving their houses through the project.

Construction of Government Offices at Capital Hill – Phase 7 (GOCH 7)

The project aimed at constructing two multi-storey office complexes at Capital Hill in Lilongwe in order to contribute to improved delivery of services to the public by providing adequate and decent office accommodation to public institutions.

  • Renting of offices for government institution is expensive and non-sustainable option for provide office accommodation for government institutions. The project will assist to reduce expenditure on rentals and the resulting savings will be used to achieve other developmental objectives for the country.
  • Through the project, government institutions which are currently housed in rented buildings will be relocated to Capital Hill where other government offices are. This will assist to improve coordination in delivering services to the public.

Construction of Department of Economic Planning and Development (EP&D) Conference Room

The project aimed at constructing a conference room for Department of Economic Planning and Development (EP&D) building to ensure that it has similar facilities to those in other buildings at Capital Hill which support delivery of services to the public.

  • The project will reduce logistical cost associated with dependence on office facilities that are away from office complex and ultimately improve efficiency and effectiveness in implementation of programmes of the EP&D which contribute to improved welfare of the public.

Construction of Clinic and Food Court at Capital Hill

The project aimed at constructing a clinic and a business centre at Capital Hill which will serve the needs of public officers and clients seeking services at Capital Hill. 

  • The project will contribute to improved welfare of public servants and their ability to provide quality and timely services to the public.  It will specifically reduce time taken by public officers and clients seeking services at Capital Hill to access health and business services.

Rehabilitation of Government Offices and Houses

The project aimed at rehabilitating government buildings to ensure decent accommodation for government officers and effective use of building space

  • The project will assist to enhance service delivery to public by maintaining standard office and housing accommodation for officers to improve their working environment.

Demarcation of International Boundaries - Malawi-Zambia Border

This is a joint project for Malawi and Zambia which aimed at demarcating the international boundary between the two countries in order to contribute to peaceful co-existence of peoples living along the boundary area and to promote good and cordial relations between the two countries.

  • project will assist the two countries to implement cross-border programmes including those aiming at protecting the watershed, conserve bio-diversity and sustainably manage and utilize natural resources.
  • With much clearer boundary information, it will easier for the two countries to target people living along the boundary with education, health, agriculture, water supplies programmes and other services.

Reaffirmation of International Boundary  between Malawi and Mozambique

This is a joint project for Malawi and Mozambique which aimed at re-affirming international boundary between the two countries in order to contribute to peaceful co-existence of peoples living along the boundary area and to promote good and cordial relations between the two countries.

  • project will assist the two countries to implement cross-border programmes including those aiming at protecting the watershed, conserve bio-diversity and sustainably manage and utilize natural resources.
  • With much clearer boundary information, it will easier for the two countries to target people living along the boundary with education, health, agriculture, water supplies programmes and other services.

Hydrographic Survey of Lake Malawi and other Major water bodies

The project is aimed at carrying out hydrographic survey on Lake Malawi and other major water bodies in the country and produce up-to-date charts that will guide usage of water resources and safe navigation on water.

  • The project will contribute to the growth of country’s economy and communities along the major water bodies in the country by making available hydrographic information to guide effective utilisation of the water resources for purposes such as fishing, tourism and water transport.

Development of Land Information Management Systems

This a pilot project in two Lilongwe City and Mchinji district which aimed at computerizing and modernizing land information capture, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination.

  • The project will assist in building capacity for efficient and effective land administration and management by improving provision and access to land information required in processing land transactions and to meet information needs of stakeholders in land information.