Government has built 30 low-cost buildings, comprising 422 apartments for Rakhine people

Photo shows low-cost housing project being implemented by the government in office for the ethnic races of Rakhine State.  Photo: Naing Lin
Photo shows low-cost housing project being implemented by the government in office for the ethnic races of Rakhine State.  Photo: Naing Lin

During its two years in office, the government has built 30 buildings, comprising 422 apartments, to provide low-cost homes for the people of Rakhine State, said an official of the Urban and Housing Development Department.
“The low-cost housing plan has already reached 14 of the 17 townships in Rakhine State. The plan will be implemented in the remaining three townships – Ponnagyun, Gwa and An – next year,” said the official.
“Those who cannot buy an apartment can avail of homes on rent.
In state capital Sittway alone, we are building a four-unit six-storey building and an eight-unit six-storey building comprising 72 rooms.
The project has been completed 95 per cent. We are going to rent out the rooms to in-service personnel and pensioners,” he said.
The government will bear the cost of buying the land, and building and installing all the necessary facilities, including roads, bridges, power and water supply. Buyers have to bear only the construction cost. So the price is low,” he said.
The price of a ground-floor apartment is Ks22 million, while a top-floor apartment will cost Ks16 million.
State service personnel, pensioners and the public are entitled to apply for the apartments.
Cash payments can be made in lump sum or in instalments at the relevant banks, he added.
The department, operating under the supervision of the Rakhine State government, is implementing housing projects to improve the social standards in the state.— Myo Myint, Han Lin Naing

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