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Social housing projects fail to attract tenants

Social housing projects fail to attract tenants

When it comes to social housing or affordable housing for low-income earners, funding is usually a key factor in such projects. However, once the projects are completed, problems in planning, investment management and efficiency tend to crop up.

Unions demand better conditions for workers

Unions demand better conditions for workers

The minimum wage is too low for workers to survive on while social housing is inadequate and too expensive for them, trade unions told Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders at a recent meeting.

Ho Chi Minh City develops social housing

Ho Chi Minh City develops social housing

Ho Chi Minh City aims to build about 20,000 social houses, 35,000 concentrated residential places for workers at industrial parks and 10,000 others for students during 2016-2020.

HCM City pilots cheap housing for workers at industrial parks

HCM City pilots cheap housing for workers at industrial parks

The Department of Construction in HCM City has encouraged companies at the Hiep Phuoc and Linh Trung Industrial Parks in Nha Be and Thu Duc districts to pilot construction of residential building clusters with 25-sq.m apartments priced at VND100 million (US$4,405) for workers.

HCM City seeks new social housing models

HCM City seeks new social housing models

HCM City’s Party Secretary Dinh La Thang has urged local authorities to consider implementing a social housing policy that has helped attract more investors in Binh Duong province.

Binh Dinh develops social housing in 2017

Binh Dinh develops social housing in 2017

The south central coastal province of Binh Dinh aims to complete two apartment projects in Quy Nhon city that could accommodate 716 households in 2017, as part of the local social housing development plan for 2016 – 2020.

New loan packages for social housing

New loan packages for social housing

Two new preferential loans, unrestricted by scale and deadline, for social housing and cheap commercial housing projects will be provided to low-income earners. The new packages are expected to continue the VND30 trillion VND housing stimulus package.

More social housing for workers urged

More social housing for workers urged

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked ministries and authorities to speed up the building of social housing in industrial and economic zones nationwide.

Major cities asked to prioritise social housing

Major cities asked to prioritise social housing

The Ministry of Construction has asked Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to formulate policies that promote social housing development amid a rising demand from citizens for products in this segment.

Social housing misused: audit

Social housing misused: audit

The state audit of Vietnam has revealed the misuse of many social housing apartments in major cities.

Hanoi reports growth in first six months

Hanoi reports growth in first six months

Hanoi has recorded robust economic performance in the first half of 2016, with its gross regional domestic product (GRDP) gaining 7.3%, said the municipal People’s Committee.

Hanoi workers call for social housing

Hanoi workers call for social housing

Building social housing for workers and improving infrastructure at industrial zones were among issues raised by more than 300 workers at recent meetings with Hanoi authorities.

Loans aimed for social housing

Loans aimed for social housing

Hundreds of trillions of dong in preferential loans will be provided for social housing development, according to Chairman of the Vietnam Real Estate Association Nguyen Tran Nam.

HCM City keen to build more social housing

HCM City keen to build more social housing

The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City sought the municipal People’s Committee’s approval for a proposal to build more than 2,000 additional apartments.

Ministry says extending property support package

Ministry says extending property support package

The Ministry of Construction has asked the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to extend the terms of the government’s VND30 trillion property support package after many homebuyers expressed concern about the end of the package on June 1 this year in accordance with previous policies.

Gov't seeks housing to reach more buyers

Gov't seeks housing to reach more buyers

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has urged the Ministry of Construction to implement policies that would make social housing projects more accessible to low-income buyers.

HCM City surveys housing demand

HCM City surveys housing demand

Ho Chi Minh City's Construction Department has announced that it is co-operating with the Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Department and Research (HIDS) to survey the demand for social housing with the aim of creating a plan to develop social housing in the city in the next five years.