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Associated Press Of Pakistan - Govt to provide low-cost houses to each low-paid govt employee, says Kakar

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Govt to provide low-cost houses to each low-paid govt employee, says Kakar

QUETTA, June 15 (APP) Federal minister for housing and works, Rehmatullah Kakar said on Sunday that the government would soon start work on construction of houses in Balochistan and NWFP under Prime Minister Housing Scheme (PMHS) aimed at providing the houses to each low-paid government employee at low cost after their retirements.
Speaking at a meeting held here under his chairmanship to review the matters relating to implementation of the PMHS in Balochistan, the minister for housing said: “Work on execution of the housing scheme has already been started in Punjab, Sindh and the federal capital city.”
He said that the government was determined to provide low-cost houses to each government employee upon their retirements in the country. In this regard the government will not earn any benefit. He said that it was a challenge for the government to construct hundreds
of thousands of hou…

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Govt. focusing on provision of low-cost housing: PM

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Govt. focusing on provision of low-cost housing: PM

ISLAMABAD, Jun 26 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said the government is focusing on the provision of low-cost housing to the people to meet housing shortage in the country. He was talking to a delegation of the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan that called on him here at the PM House this afternoon.
The Prime Minister said that the government is committed to realising PPP’s vision of ‘Roti, Kapra and Makaan’ for ensuring the provision of these basic necessities of life to the people as was envisioned by Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed.
He said the government is taking steps for solving the problems of the construction industry to ensure its seamless growth and progress.
The Prime Minister formed a committee to look into the problems of the construction industry that includes Secretaries of the Ministries of Housing and Works and Finance, Chairman CBR and the Chair…

Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News

Workers in dire need of housing
(26-06-2008)
HCM CITY — Workers migrating from Viet Nam’s rural areas to work in economic zones around Ha Noi and HCM City are in urgent need of housing.
The Viet Nam Confederation of Labour (VFL) reports that over one million workers are employed at 154 industrial parks (IPs) and export processing zones (EPZs) around the country.
More than 70 per cent of the workers are migrants who have been forced to rent dormitories in slums near their factories.
Workers spend between VND60,000 and VND 150,000 from their meagre salaries of VND800,000-900,000 a month for house rent.
Housing built by State and businesses only provided accommodation for seven to 10 per cent of the country’s IP and EPZ workers.
"Several apartment buildings have been built in recent years, but the rents are still very high, forcing workers to seek cheap rooms for rent," Nguyen Xuan Nga, deputy head of VFL’s Social Welfare Department, said.
Nga said the construction of low-…

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Govt to provide low-cost houses to each low-paid govt employee, says Kakar

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Govt to provide low-cost houses to each low-paid govt employee, says Kakar


Govt to provide low-cost houses to each low-paid govt employee, says Kakar



QUETTA, June 15 (APP) Federal minister for housing and works, Rehmatullah Kakar said on Sunday that the government would soon start work on construction of houses in Balochistan and NWFP under Prime Minister Housing Scheme (PMHS) aimed at providing the houses to each low-paid government employee at low cost after their retirements.
Speaking at a meeting held here under his chairmanship to review the matters relating to implementation of the PMHS in Balochistan, the minister for housing said: “Work on execution of the housing scheme has already been started in Punjab, Sindh and the federal capital city.”
He said that the government was determined to provide low-cost houses to each government employee upon their retirements in the country. In this regard the government will not earn any benefit. He said that it w…

Home construction at low as affordability suffers | theage.com.au

Home construction at low as affordability suffers theage.com.au

Home construction at low as affordability suffers

HOME building starts have suffered their biggest fall in two years for the March quarter, an indication that rising interest rates and a slowing economy are continuing to take their toll on affordability and the house-building sector.
Dwelling starts fell by 3.3% in the March quarter, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics - the largest quarterly decline since the December quarter of 2005.
Housing Industry Association chief economist Harley Dale said rising living costs and interest rates meant that figures for the construction of new residences would only worsen. "One of the main reminders from these figures is that the whole of 2008 is probably going to be a challenging year for new-home building," Mr Dale said.
Detached housing starts dropped 5.4% while starts for residences other than houses, such as apartments, grew by 2.4%.
"It's encouraging to…