More than half of the buildings constructed in the first half of the year were private
- Submitted by: Camila
- 10 / 18 / 2014
During the first six months of the year were built in Cuba 10,063 households, of which 62.9% were the work of the private sector. Government policy implementation to promote the construction of homes on behalf of individuals registered 678 new properties more than in 2013.
According to the CIO of the National Housing Institute (INV), Roberto Vazquez, increased construction is possible thanks to the extent that freed the sale of cement, aggregates and blocks, complemented by an increase in the production of these materials and providing subsidies.
He also acknowledged that there are delays in the construction sector of the state plan. He explained that these large projects, mostly buildings, which need specialized equipment to perform more complex tasks.
Compared to the previous year, Havana appears as more advanced from one period to another in total homes built, 1,370 versus 619 in 2013.
Housing is one of the major social problems of Cuba, where the housing stock is more than three million buildings, of which over 50% is in poor condition, while the general government deficit is estimated at about 600,000 homes.
To try to alleviate the situation, the Government opened in 2010 licensing of construction and sale of materials released, and last year extended plan loans and grants to repair, maintain and build houses by their own efforts.
Source: Diario de Cuba