This is among the requests Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha made while speaking at a hybrid national conference on May 27 that discussed the draft decree on social housing development and management.

Deputy PM Tran Hong Ha chairs the conference on May 27.

He underlined the importance of building the decrees detailing the realization of the 2024 Land Law, the 2023 Law on Housing, and the 2023 Law on Real Estate Business, noting that they are related to people, enterprises, as well as State management at both central and local levels.

Given this, ministries, sectors, localities, experts, and business associations should give opinions to perfect the drafts so that once the decrees are issued, no bottlenecks or difficulties will appear during the implementation of the three laws, he added.

Talking about certain issues, Ha asked the MoC to work with the Ministry of Finance and the State Bank of Vietnam to devise a mechanism for mobilizing and using resources for social housing development in a consistent manner. In this mechanism, the State should play the main role while funding should also come from investors of commercial housing projects and other social sources so that commercial banks do not have to bear all the financial burden when engaging in the preferential credit package for social housing.

The Deputy PM also assigned the MoC to coordinate with other ministries and sectors to simplify the criteria for recognizing beneficiaries of social housing, along with the conditions for renting and buying this type of housing.

The MoC also needs to encourage private businesses to invest in social housing, develop a mechanism for post-construction inspection of such projects, and supplement the regulations on diverting land or projects for resettlement into social housing ones, according to the official.

The MoC reported that the draft decree on social housing development and management consists of seven chapters with 78 articles that give detailed guidance on 18 contents related to the social housing policy in the 2023 Law on Housing.

It inherits the current regulations that are still implemented effectively while institutionalising new and breakthrough policies to address recent obstacles to the assistance for social housing development.

Source: VNA