Ministry proposes storm-proof houses for poor households

The Ministry of Construction has submitted a proposal to the Prime Minister to support 40,000 impoverished households in the central region by building better storm-proof houses for them.

A solid community house is built in the central region for peopel to live when strong storm approaches

The Ministry wants the government to build better and stronger houses for the poor that can withstand the fury of a storm.

Poor and impoverished people in the central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, BInh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan will receive solid houses to stay in future.

This program will stretch over a two year period from 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the ministry will build houses for 15,000 poor households with total funds of VND156 billion (US$7.4 million) and in 2015 around 25,000 disadvantaged households will have solid shelters.

Poor households will receive government financial support of VND10 million ($475) and extremely poor households will receive VND12 million ($570).

In addition, these needy households will be given loans from the Social Policy Bank for maximum amount of VND15 million to each household.

Any family who has received support on housing before can also borrow VND15million from the bank to fortify their houses.

By Bich Quyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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