MoC organizes meeting on public rental housing construction projects

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Union Minister U Han Zaw chairs the online coordination meeting on public rental housing construction projects, on 26 January 2021. Photo : MNA

The Ministry of Construction, Yangon Region government, Mandalay Region government, Nay Pyi Taw Council and private companies jointly held an online coordination meeting of the steering committee to construct the 10,000-unit of public rental houses yesterday afternoon to discuss the progress of the project.
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, in his capacity as the Chair of the Public Rental Housing Steering Committee, said the regional ministers and officials from the Ministry of Construction are making efforts to have adequate land for the implementation of the project in a short period of time, to complete infrastructures and to solve business problems such as technical engineering issues.
The project will be implemented with 130 billion kyats from the extra fund from 2019-2020 financial year and the investments of the Myanmar Licenced Contractors Association (MLCA), Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Federation (MCEF) and Myanmar Developer Association (MDA).
The Union Minister also stressed the importance of coordination in a timely manner among the regional ministers, the Department of Urban and Housing Development and the three private business associations (MLCA, MCEF and MDA) for overseeing the completion of the construction work. The Chairmen of MLCA, MCEF and MDA discussed the progress of the project implementation works and further activities in the relevant sectors.
Secretary of the Steering Committee Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Linn coordinated work requirements and the Union Minister delivered concluding remarks.
The 10,000- unit Public Rental Housing project is being implemented in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay to provide employment opportunities and housing for low-income people under the COVID-19 economic recovery programme. A total of 704 units in Dekkhinathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, 6,288 units in Dagon Myothit (South) Township, Yangon and 3,008 units in Patheingyi Township, Mandalay will be built according to the project.
With over 18,000 employees, the three entrepreneur associations (MCEF, MLCA and MDA) have been implementing the project and 25 per cent of the building and infrastructure work is completed at present.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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