PUPR Ministry to build 1.5 million self-support houses in 2020-2024

PUPR Ministry to build 1.5 million self-support houses in 2020-2024

Construction of low-cost houses conducted by the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry. ANTARA FOTO/Oky Lukmansyah/pd.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will build 1.5 million self-support houses as part of the priority program plan for the 2020-2024 period.

"For the housing sector, we will build 50 thousand apartment units, 25 thousand special housing units, and 1.5 million self-support houses," Director General of Construction of the Ministry of PUPR Trisasongko Widianto stated during an online seminar here on Wednesday.

The ministry will also construct 2,500-kilometer (km)-long toll roads, three thousand-km-long new roads, and 60-km-long bridges to boost the nation's connectivity.

The other priority programs of the PUPR ministry encompass endeavors to increase per capita annual water availability to 60 cubic meters, construct 60 dams and one thousand reservoirs, as well as focus on 500 thousand hectares of irrigation areas.

Furthermore, the ministry will streamline services to increase access to drinking water to up to 80 percent and access to sanitation and solid waste treatment services in up to 10 thousand hectares of slums.

"The Ministry of PUPR has a major task for the 2020-2024 period," Widianto remarked during an online seminar held by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin).

In the previous programs, the ministry, through the Housing Fund Management Center (PPDPP), prioritized improving the quality of housing for people from the low-income bracket (MBR).

PPDPP President Director Arief Sabaruddin stated that the government can increase the quota in the wake of numerous breakthroughs in future.

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