Realising the need for affordable housing in Tanzania, Holtan have entered into a Joint Venture to bring in a new Building Technology called Moladi. This technology is a combination of robust plastic formwork and aerated mortar. Moladi uses normal local materials such as sand, cement and steel reinforcement to form non aggregate smooth concrete walls.
Moladi is a system that speeds up the construction time frame substantially compared to standard construction due to the repetitiveness and reuse of the formwork as well as the fact that every building component is pre-designed before the actual construction of the house.
The construction process is not dependant on skilled labour, so employment is generated in each area where houses are built.
Because of the material being used, this type of housing is socially acceptable. It can be used to build one house in a day with one mould, or many houses in a day with more moulds.