A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Reconstruction and Housing said on Wednesday that the country’s “housing crisis” will be resolved by 2020 according to a plan devised by the government.
Istabraq al-Shok [Istabraq Al-Shouk], the Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing, told AKnews the government will build “two million housing units of international quality.”
“Based on a national plan to resolve the crisis and change urban planning principles in Iraq, we are now in the process of building houses throughout the country.”
Iraq’s outgoing government has talked to 300 international companies to build two million housing units.
“The housing crisis is very complicated and needs a lot of effort from government and the private sector in order to resolve it as soon as possible,” the Deputy Minister said.
The Ministry of Reconstruction and Housing has started 27 housing projects in various parts of the country, with each project consisting of 504 housing units.