Living space per person to increase to 22.6 sq.m in 2016 hinh anh 1A building for low-income earners in central city of Da Nang (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Construction (MoC) has set the target of raising average living space per person to 22.6 square metres this year, an increase of 0.6 square metres against the figure of 2014.

To achieve the goal, the ministry will focus on directing the implementation of the Law on Housing and other relevant decrees and circulars as well as guiding and supervising localities in implementing key housing development programmes.

According to the statistics of the MoC’s Agency for Management of Housing and Real Estate Market, the average living space per person reached 22 square metres by December 2015, up 1.1 and 4.5 square metres compared to 2014 and 2010, respectively.

In 2015, about 1 million square metres of social housing in urban areas were developed, bringing the total figure nationwide to 2.8 million square metres.

The social housing programme also produced positive results last year, with 13 housing projects with 6,164 apartments for low-income earners and 20 projects with 8,273 apartments designed for workers.

Another 171 projects are underway, which will provide a total of 130,590 apartments to low-income earners and workers.

In addition, the housing programme for students has built 85 dormitories, providing accommodations for around 220,000 students.-VNA