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Key housing projects completed to meet growing demands

An array of key housing projects have been completed in the first months of 2018 to meet increasing demands of policy beneficiaries, poor households and low-income earners, according to the Ministry of Construction.

Some 14,420 households who rendered services to the nation have benefited from the housing support programme. Meanwhile, more than 70,216 families out of 268,000 poor households in rural areas have received housing support, accounting for 26.2 percent of the yearly plan.

The Ministry of Construction has joined hands with the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to accelerate and enhance the efficiency of the programme.

Regarding the storm-resistant house scheme in the central region, some 565 billion VND (24.29 million USD) has been splashed out to build shelters for 14,000 out of 23,525 poor families.

To date, the coastal provinces of Nghe An, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, and Ninh Thuan, and Da Nang city have been accomplished the storm-proof housing programme. The Prime Minister has allowed the programme to be completed in 2021 for Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai provinces, and in 2020 for Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, and Binh Dinh provinces.

Notably, under the flood-proof housing programme, 52,220 among 55,939 households have moved in safe houses in the Mekong Delta region, accounting for 93.4 percent.

In urban areas, 86 social housing projects have been finished, providing 34,700 apartments for low-income earners nationwide.

In addition, 41,000 apartments have been constructed for workers at industrial parks so far.

The Ministry of Construction affirmed that it will join hands with relevant agencies to remove bottlenecks, especially in terms of capital and mechanisms, while urging localities nationwide to fully implement the housing programmes.