Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Canadian manufacturer wants to build for squatters
Canada's Financial Post newspaper reported this week on Minaean International Corp., a Vancouver-based company that "designs and manufactures low-cost steel-frame and steel-wall systems and building kits" and wants to participate in Mumbai's $50 million slum rehabilitation program. It isn't clear from the article whether the company's products are actually affordable, but it's good that builders are beginning to think about the merits and profits involved in creating housing for the poor. I'd post a link to the article, but, sadly, I couldn't find it on the web.