The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Municipalities announced on Sunday the adoption by the Cabinet of the modernization of housing policy in Iraq provided by the Ministry, for the purpose of providing adequate housing for Iraqi citizens.
In a statement, the ministry said that the Cabinet approved the modernization of the housing policy and its executive work plan, and asked the ministries and concerned parties to take the necessary measures for the purpose of providing adequate housing for Iraqi citizens.
“The new housing policy was developed through the technical support of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (HABITAT) to the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works and other relevant ministries,” she said.
“A meeting was held between Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNISA) Kasira Kerabo with the Minister of Reconstruction (Ann Nafie Aussi) in Baghdad.”
“During the meeting, Kirabo congratulated the Iraqi government on the housing policy update,” she said. “The Habitat will continue to make every effort to ensure that its ongoing contributions and support have tangible impact and results on the ground to create change in the lives of the vulnerable in Iraq.”
“We are confident that the launch of the new housing policy will help provide a useful scientific tool to complement the major efforts of the Iraqi government in the reconstruction and development.”
“The meeting and the adoption of the modernization of the housing policy coincide with the liberation of most of the areas previously controlled by a supportive organization and with the challenges to reconstruct the affected areas. It is also the right time to discuss the future role of the Habites in enhancing their contribution to support the government’s efforts,” said Minister of Construction Ann Nafie Aoussi. In rebuilding and making Iraqi cities more comprehensive, secure, sustainable and resilient. “