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City looks to increase resident housing area

Update: February, 10/2014 - 09:04
HCM City hopes to increase per capita housing availability to 16.8 square metres this year from 16.4sq.m last year, according to its Department of Construction.— Photo cafeland

HCM CITY (VNS)— HCM City hopes to increase per capita housing availability to 16.8 square metres this year from 16.4sq.m last year, according to its Department of Construction.

To achieve this target, the city plans to speed up its housing development programmes and build an additional 8 million square feet this year.

It will complete construction of two housing projects with 793 apartments besides seven blocks of dormitories to provide accommodation for 13,500 students at the National University in HCM City.

Construction of an 18,000sq.m tenement to provide accommodations for 2,500 workers will also be completed this year.

Work on three other tenements to house 10,400 workers will start this year.

The city will also complete 3,000 apartment projects under a housing programme to provide 30,000 units to the city's resettlement programme.

Last year many programmes, including one each to build houses for poor people and dormitories for students and evacuation of houses along canals, progressed smoothly. — VNS

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