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Studies on national housing programme in the works

By JT - Sep 15,2018 - Last updated at Sep 16,2018

AMMAN — The Housing and Urban Development Corporation on Saturday said it would embark on implementing technical studies and designs necessary to start a national housing programme and establish housing units close to services.

After checking on the programme, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said that the government counts on this plan to meet the needs of limited and low-income citizens who seek proper housing, adding that the project will be a part of a government programme to be announced soon.

Chairing a meeting at the corporation, the prime minister highlighted the importance of conducting a study on the developmental impacts of the programme, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The first phase of the programme, which will be implemented in cooperation with the private sector, aims at establishing four housing agglomerations close to services in Mafraq, Maan, Aqaba and Husban, which are forecasted to meet 12 to 20 per cent of housing needs in the areas. 

The programme also includes developing housing projects on Treasury lands to establish expandable housing units of 63 square metres, providing plots of land of 300 and 400sqm and apartments of 100, 120 and 150sqm.

The project is also intended to address challenges facing the housing sector, mainly the gap between supply and demand.

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