Reconstruction: We need 150,000 housing units per year to address the housing crisis
The Assistant Director General of the Housing Department of the Ministry of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Zuhair Kazem Odeh, on Saturday, the need for the country to 150 thousand [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/46856/%D9%88%D8%AD%D8%AF%D8%A9 %D8%B3%D9%83%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9]housing units[/url] annually to keep pace with the increase in population, noting that the proportion of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] reached more than 7%.
"The statistics indicate that the need to build housing units ranges between 2 - 3 million units, and because the size of the annual need according to the population increase is one million and a few million people, which means we need," Ouda said in an interview with Al-Sabah newspaper. To 100 to 150 thousand [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/46856/%D9%88%D8%AD%D8%AF%D8%A9 %D8%B3%D9%83%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9]housing units[/url] annually. "
He added that "the department has a study on land, where we have identified the amounts of money we need and the amount of land required to solve the problem," explaining, "What we need from the financial allocations according to the costs approved in our department or in the ministry (government funding) of 100 trillion dinars, , So we must look for innovative solutions. "
"For example, the Ministry of Oil owns land. If we do not find a specialized body with legal authority and an executive force that will lay its hands on these lands and plan to use them, we will not be able to provide the required land," he said.
"The return of the slums is now 346 thousand and 881 random and accounted for more than 7.5 percent of the total housing integration and the population of about two million and 500 thousand people and most of them in Baghdad, it is hoped that the Ministry of Planning adopted the law of the Fund for housing random," noting that " (70) residential projects in all provinces of Iraq, limited funding within the federal budget, except for the Kurdistan region and this project does not constitute only a small proportion of the requirements to resolve the housing crisis.
He pointed out that "in all studies, the government does not take the solutions only by 15-16% of the solution of the problem and the rest is managed by the private sector through investment and individual projects, because the construction drives 70 large economic effectiveness, which requires allocation of land and funding, along with legal legislation and infrastructure "He said.
The deputy director general of the Housing Department suggested "forming an institution affiliated with the prime minister and enacting a law that will be specialized in the creation of residential land. It can be called the Housing Land Management Organization, which classifies land into rich, middle class, low income and poor."
He pointed out that "the other solutions are the housing fund loan of 35 million dinars at a rate of 2 percent taken in advance, and the central bank loan (50) million dinars with an interest rate will be reduced to 3 percent, and solutions to take the role of institutions to establish housing funds within the ministries" . Ending / 25
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