An estate surveyor and valuer, Pedro Opuene, has called for government support in the built environment.
Opuene made the call in a chat with The Tide, shortly after a women empowerment programme organised by Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Garden City, Rotary International District 9141, Nigeria, in Port Harcourt, last Saturday.
He stated that there was need for government to increase its investment in the built industry.
Opuene also called for support for private investments in the industry, saying “that one of the ways the sector’s fortunes could be boosted, is if government would create enabling environment private investors would not be worried so much about where they are putting their money”.
He noted that increased government support would include facilitation of the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria, explaining that investors would no longer experience delays in project delivery and multiple taxation.
Furthermore, he said such support from government would encourage increased international and local participation in the real estate sector, which he observed would create wealth, enhance the economy as well as crate job opportunities.
Additionally, he said, the effort of government in the quest to provide affordable housing would be complemented and within reach.