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Bac Ninh (VNA) - The northern province of Bac Ninh plans to roll out a total 3.2 million square metres of commercial houses to the market by 2022 and develop additional social housing projects to meet diversified demand.

The province will work to complete house construction for 3,250 people who rendered services to the country, build houses for over 3,800 poor households and branch out social housing projects with a total area of nearly 700,000 square metres for workers.

According to Cao Van Ha, Director of the provincial Department of Construction, the province will review housing development projects and inspect planning and progress of existing projects during 2017-2022.

Upgrade will be made to tenement blocks and land will be zoned off for social housing projects, especially houses for workers at industrial parks, Ha said.

In 2017, the province has carried out housing construction and review land planning with focus on land for social housing in localities with high demand like Bac Ninh city, Tu Son town and Yen Phong, Tien Du and Que Vo districts.

In addition, it has prioritised Build-Transfer (BT) projects while mobilising capital from credit organisations and giving preferential loans to buyers.

Construction investors are encouraged to involve in social housing with free-of-charge land use and the use of 20 percent of the land fund to build commercial houses. They will be provided with 30 percent of technical infrastructure construction costs in housing projects for workers at industrial parks.

The Department of Constructions said that the provincial People’s Committee has given a nod to build social houses in an area of 44.17 hectares. Once completed, over 19,000 flats with a total area of 1.62 million square metres will be put up for sale.

Currently, the province is carrying out five housing projects for students with total land of 96,000 square metres which can accommodate 11,600 students. Three projects have become operational.

Fourteen housing projects for workers are being developed in the locality. They are built to serve 85,000 workers at industrial parks, meeting 40 percent of the demand. Six projects have been put into used so far, providing accommodation for 20,600 workers.-VNA