The southern province of Dong Nai will prioritise resources for social housing construction between now and 2020, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Vinh.
During a local working session on April 21 with a delegation from the Construction Ministry led by Deputy Minister Le Quang Hung, Vinh said the province will build 20,000 social houses for local workers and officers by 2020.
Dong Nai covers an area of nearly 600,000ha and has a population of nearly 3.3 million people. With major urban areas of Bien Hoa, Long Khanh, Nhon Trach and Long Thanh, the province currently records around 300 real estate projects, including 38 large scale ones.
According to Vinh, Long Thanh district is being zoned off for the construction of 5,000ha Long Thanh international airport, apart from 21,000ha reserved for urban areas and services around the airport.
He asked for the ministry’s permission to swap 20 percent of land area in 10ha-plus projects for cash, and auction 20 percent of land area handed over by commercial housing projects in locations inappropriate for social housing construction. The proceeds will be added to the provincial housing development fund.
A ministry’s representative advised the provincial authorities to submit the above proposal to the Prime Minister for approval.
Deputy Minister Hung said Dong Nai needs to pay attention to the quality of planning and management as well as housing construction for workers in industrial areas.