The Ministry of Planning distributes 284 low-cost housing for the poor in Wasit Governorate
Under the patronage of the Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, and within the framework of the Ministry of Planning's efforts to reduce poverty in Iraq, the Ministry of Planning distributed title deeds to 284 low-cost housing units in the Al-Wafidin area within the Al-Kut district in Wasit governorate to the poor and low-income groups, which the ministry established within a strategy Poverty alleviation.
The Technical Undersecretary for the Ministry of Planning, Dr. Maher Hammad Johan, said in a speech he delivered during the inauguration of the low-cost housing complex and the distribution of title deeds, in the presence of the Governor of Wasit, Dr. Muhammad Al-Mayahi and a number of officials in the governorate, as well as the Director General of the Executive Department of the Ministry's Poverty Alleviation Strategy, Dr. Sabah Jundi Mansour, as well as the Director General of the Social Fund Department in the six ministry Najla Ali Murad: The Ministry of Planning, through the poverty alleviation strategy, has been working to find ways to alleviate poverty for the poor in the Iraqi governorates by providing adequate housing and a responsive environment to the challenges that It is part of the functional and humanitarian obligations of the government towards these groups, adding that this achievement is the fruit of the ministry’s efforts with the governorate in light of the difficult circumstances the country is going through, especially security, political and financial conditions, stressing that these projects will not be the last if there will be other projects under Hard work and perseverance, in coordination with officials in the province.
For his part, the Governor of Wasit said: The low-cost housing units project is among the many projects that the Ministry of Planning has established as part of the poverty alleviation strategy, adding that this strategy must be placed among the government's priorities for half of these poor segments that desperately need housing and a decent life. And the Governor expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, and to the Ministry's cadres for their great role in supporting Wasit Governorate in several areas, especially the areas that are in direct contact with the citizens, as well as their support in completing and managing the infrastructure and housing projects.
For his part, the Director General of the Executive Department of the Poverty Reduction Strategy indicated that the distribution of low-cost housing units to the deserving people of Wasit Governorate comes within the realization of the outcomes of the poverty alleviation strategy set by the Ministry, specifically within the fourth outcome, which includes providing adequate housing for the poor, adding that "this project It aims to alleviate part of the suffering and provide the simple part of the requirements for a decent life for the citizen, stressing that the Ministry is determined to implement low-cost role projects in more than one governorate, as it is one of the important projects that contribute to providing shelter for poor families and improving their living conditions.
In addition, the families included in the housing units expressed their overwhelming happiness after suffering greatly due to the lack of adequate housing, and they also expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Planning and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Department for their effective efforts in carrying out this project, which is in the interest of the poor.