Iraqi minister for reconstruction and housing said throughout 2011 some seven housing projects will be constructed in seven Iraqi provinces. AKnews reports that the flats will be allocated to 12,600 families in installments.
Mohammed Daraji told AKnews on Thursday that the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered the creation of the units in Kirkuk, Diyala, Basra, Nineveh, Karbala, Salahaddin and Baghdad to ease the housing crisis.
Each unit will comprise 600 three-floored flats, each constructed on 128 square meters area. There will be three rooms in each floor. All the basic services as school, hospital, electricity, mosque, etc will be provided for the units.
The project, designed by the ministry, is expected to be completed by September, Daraji added.
The flats will be issued to employees, the families of martyrs, and to a number of people whose daily income is less than 20 US Dollar. The customers are offered to pay in long-term installments while they may also benefit from governmental housing loan.
Those who have benefited form the government housing projects will be excluded if they apply to buy the flats.