Construction ministry plans to build 1.8 million apartments for low-income workers

September, 19/2022 - 08:25
The ministry said the plan was based on the social housing demand of low-income people and workers in industrial zones from over 40 provinces and cities. It has been divided into two phases.

  

A social housing project in the southern industrial province of Bình Dương. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Construction (MoC) has submitted a plan to build over 1.8 million apartments under a social housing scheme for low-income earners and workers in industrial zones (IZs) by 2030.

The ministry said the plan was based on the social housing demand of low-income people and workers in IZs from over 40 provinces and cities. It has been divided into two phases.

From 2021-25, it aims to build 700,000 apartments, meeting around 54 per cent of the total demand, and about 1.1 million apartments in the following five years, or 85 per cent of the demand.

Most social housing projects will be implemented in localities with major industrial parks, including HCM City with 345,000 apartments; Long An Province with 310,000; Bắc Giang Province with 285,000; and Hà Nội with 136,000.

To realise the goal, the MoC called for the revision of the housing law, law on land, bidding law, and law on tax administration so that low-income and socially vulnerable groups have a better chance of purchasing social housing.

The MoC suggested relevant ministries and agencies identify shortcomings and set forth solutions to solve them while allocating land for social housing development.

The ministry said it would continue simplifying administrative procedures and revising policies toward post-review for all processes.

According to the MoC, 301 social housing projects have been completed in urban areas with about 155,800 apartments, while 401 other projects with 454,360 units are underway. — VNS

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