Building Plan

Jan 24 (LBO) – A new set of housing guidelines published by the National Housing authority, tries to keep coastal dwellings standing should a tsunami strike again. Jan 24 (LBO) – A new set of housing guidelines published by the National Housing authority, tries to keep coastal dwellings standing should a tsunami strike again. The National Housing and Development Authority (NHDA) on Wednesday, published a 70-page reference guide for coastal housing, also tackling shortfalls in current infrastructure.

But the suggestions for disaster resilient design features are offered purely as a best practice guides. Only the government’s buffer zone restriction (between 32.5 square metres and 162 square metres)is mandatory.

Minister of Housing, Ferial Ashraff said however, the government would try to impose the guideline to ensure quality and minimise the impact of natural disasters on an already affected community.

Construction Guide

The new guidelines list the current statutory requirements for new construction of housing units, including minimum standards for house design to building materials and methods.

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