Government acknowledges failure to reach housing target

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Public Works and Housing Ministry acknowledged realization fall short of target to build one million units of houses per year.

"Yes, we have not reached the target. Realization has reached only 765,120 units including 70 percent houses for low income people (MBR) and 30 percent for non MBR," Director General of Housing Provision Khalawi Abdul Hamid told reporters here on Tuesday.

Khalawi said the program to build a million houses began in 2015 to reduce the backlog of 7.6 million units, which grow 800,000 units per year.

"In 2015 , realization totaled 699,770 units and in 2016 totaled 805,169 units," he said.

Khalawi said the general problems faced in the procurement of houses are regulation and availability of land, therefore, breakthrough is needed to support the program ahead.

The Housing Provision Directorate General has a budget of Rp8.1 trillion in 2017 for the construction of 128,336 units of houses and 14,000 units of infrastructure and facilities and utility

Until Dec. 4 only 76.09 percent of the budget was used.

In 2018, the budget was proposed at Rp9.6 trillion with b51.7 percent of the houses were to be built in western Indonesia and the rest in eastern region.

Source: ANTARA News

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