HOUSING | Private sector has provided 28%
More than 200,000 houses have been built in 2012 in Venezuela
The goal of Great Mission Housing Venezuela this year has been set at 200,000 dwellings
Minister Rafael Ramírez said that 99% of the objective was attained for the last two years (File photo)
ENDER MARCANO | EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday December 27, 2012 04:09 PM
Venezuela's Minister of Petroleum and Mining and President of the Housing Higher Authority, Rafael Ramírez, claimed that so far, Great Mission Housing Venezuela completed 200,080 dwellings in 2012, thus overcoming the initial goal of 200,000 units.
"Big news is that we have completed and delivered 200,080 houses; this year we have accomplished the goal of the Great Mission by 100%," Ramírez exclaimed, state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión quoted.
The senior officer added that since last year, when the government endeavor started, a total of 346,798 houses have been built nationwide, thus attaining 99% of the expected 350,000 houses.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.