Ministry pledges houses for people who fought in wartime

The Ministry of Construction has said that the country is determined to build houses for those who have contributed in the war and fought for the freedom of their homeland, by 2013.

Construction Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said this is one of the policies that the ministry has submitted for approval to the Prime Minister.

The country has many people who contributed in the war for the freedom of their homeland. Around 71,250 such households live in run-down accommodations, of which 70 percent households need support to build completely new houses and 30 percent need to repair their existing homes.

The ministry wants to ensure a minimum area 30 square meters for a house and plans to allocate VND40 million (US$1,921) from the state budget for construction of new houses for those who have no homes of their own or those living in run-down houses and VND20 million ($960) for houses requiring less repair. Local communities will also join hands in the construction of these houses.

By B. Quyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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