1259 GMT October 01, 2020
More than 5,000 national housing units are ready to be handed over to people in the coming weeks, said the Iranian minister of roads and urban development.
In an address to a ceremony on Wednesday, Mohammad Eslami added that the inauguration ceremony of the residential units will be held in late October after handing them over to applicants, IRNA reported.
At present, 40,000 housing units, constructed as part of the Mehr housing scheme – a project initiated in former Iranian administrations to provide people with cheap housing – are being given to the applicants, he said.
Speaking at the ceremony, the head of the Housing Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, Alireza Tabesh, said his foundation has constructed over 1.23 million housing units in small cities and villages since 2012.
He added that the houses were constructed under the Mehr scheme.
Tabesh gave assurance that the foundation will complete construction of 250,000 semi-finished housing units by March 2021, adding that it plans to soon begin building 310,000 houses in rural areas.