Development land / apartment buildings in Venezuela
- October 26, 2017
- Posted by: Myers Jackson
- Category: Uncategorized
Population growth in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela has led to overcrowding in the city. Internally displaced persons, or IDP’s, are mothers and fathers with their children fleeing conflict or disaster. Contrary to what many people perceive, these families do not end up in camps. Instead, they end up taking refuge in neighboring communities. In fact, Ciudad Bolivar is the location of Bogota’s largest population of IDP’s. With an overall population of nearly 400,000 people this makes Ciudad Bolivar a great location for the construction of much needed apartment complexes.
In the light of overcrowding, refugee families in Ciudad Bolivar sometimes find themselves having to build homes on their own. This results in poor construction. These homes are merely walls sometimes consisting of cinder blocks, other times of just sheets of metal. While the rooves are either corrugated metal or wood. These structures, therefore, offer no sort of protection for the families living within them in the event of a natural disaster such as an earth quake or a landslide. Not to mention, health hazards people are exposing themselves to such as asbestos.
Of course, another option for these families is to rent. In Ciudad Bolivar there currently are 2600 acres of farm and development land soon to be available at auction. On these lush acres is the potential to construct multi-family housing. Apartment complexes are a great example. These will provide multiple units for families to occupy.
Furthermore, many times these families have intentions to return to their previous communities. However, when circumstances deem those plans unattainable, they find themselves remaining in the communities they went to for refuge. Settling down and planting roots, these people soon look for work. The necessary upkeep of property that an apartment complex sits on is an outstanding opportunity to offer employment to Ciudad Bolivar’s own residents. As well as the maintenance apartments require such as plumbing repairs, etcetera.