Urban upgrading of the Vietnam slum



Agence de Réhabilitation Urbaine et du Logement Social (ARULoS)



Joint venture

Keios (Italy), FS (Djibouti)


2021 – 2022

Project description

The Vietnam slum is located in the North Balbala sector of Djibouti-city. The area has benefited of an urban development plan prepared by Keios in 2019-2020. It is one of the most illustrative examples of informal settlement, suffering of the typical issues affecting slums and making it unsuitable for residential use. The slum covers an area of 9 ha and has an estimated population of 2,400 inhabitants.
The general objective of the assignment was to design the upgrading of the Vietnam slum, including a baseline assessment, an urban upgrading plan, development regulation, preliminary/detailed design and environmental/social impact analysis towards the preparation of the bidding documents for priority investment works.

Scope of Services

Baseline assessment (including topographic and social surveys as well as environmental analysis), urban upgrading plan.