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Reconstruction: Slums exceed 16% of the total housing in the country
Economy News _ Baghdad
The Ministry of Construction and Housing said on Sunday that informal housing exceeds 16% of the total housing in Iraq, noting the existence of a housing deficit in Iraq by two million and 500 thousand units.
In an interview with the official newspaper "Al-Sabah", the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Construction, Astbrak Ibrahim Al-Shouk, said that "3687 randomly gathered at the level of the country except for the Kurdistan region, with a total of 521,947 housing units, or more than 16 percent of the total housing. The country, "noting that" the population of these housing amounts to three million 292 thousand people, and occupies Baghdad and Basra, the first places to prepare. "
He explained thorns that "the phenomenon of random housing has become a problem with economic and social dimensions, and therefore the ministry has developed a number of treatments, including improving the level of slums or renewal on a case-by-case basis."
He added that "the ministry has worked on the development of the National Housing Policy for the years 2016 and 2016 for the years 2018 and 2022, as well as the preparation of the strategy of reconstruction of destroyed housing in the provinces The development of plans for the reduction and elimination of random housing and the establishment of the new cities project and the development of the road map of the national program to increase, maintain and control the housing stock in the country.
He pointed out that "there are several challenges in this area, most notably the continuing housing deficit of two million and 500 thousand units with a continuous increase in the rate of occupancy at the level of housing units and the difference in meeting the need between the provinces, as well as the disparity between rural and cities with the continuity of population growth and family fission, The aggravation of slums on the outskirts of cities and inside. "
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