Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung (centre) at the conference. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Construction held a national conference in Hanoi on May 26 to review the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Decision No.22/2013/QD-TTg on housing support for those who made contributions to the national liberation revolution.

According to statistics as of September 2016, the country had 363,437 households eligible for the support under Decision 22, with 169,203 families needing new houses and 194,234 needing help to repair their houses.

However, Hanoi later reduced its data by 2,350 households while 13 other localities added 18,833 ones.

As a result, the total number of households that need assistance under the Decision has now come to 379,920, of whom 177,313 need new houses.

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung said the sharp increase in the number of households needing support will significantly affect the building of support plans.

Additionally, most localities only rely on the central budget for the work, he said, urging local authorities to actively seek funding from other sources.

The Deputy PM also requested localities to ensure transparency and fairness when listing beneficiaries of the policy.

Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha suggested finalizing the number of beneficiary households at the end of May.
The arranged capital should be disbursed flexibly to complete this programme within two years or in 2017, he said .-VNA