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Indonesia built 1.1million new homes in 2018-Housing Ministry

The Public Works and Housing Ministry’s data shows  1.13 million new houses were built in 2018, exceeding the 1 million new houses target. Since President Joko “Jokowi Widodo launched the one million houses program on April 29, 2015, more than 3.54 million houses have been constructed – 699,770 million in 2015, 805,169 in 2016 and 904,758 in 2017, according to a press statement from the ministry.

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“It was for the first time that the number of houses that had been constructed reached 1.13 million,” said the ministry’s housing procurement director general, Khalawi Abdul Hamid.

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The state budget contributed 20 percent of construction costs, particularly for houses allocated for low-income families, Khalawi said, adding that the other 30 percent of the houses were obtained through a government mortgage program.

Meanwhile, the remaining 50 percent of homes were constructed independently by both individuals and developers, the official said.

He said the housing program was a collaboration among relevant stakeholders – the central government, regional governments, housing developer associations, banks and the private sector through corporate social responsibility (CSR)schemes.

Under the housing program, 70 percent of which were for allocated low-income families. The aim of the programme is to cut the housing shortage from 7.6 million  to 5.4 million by 2019.

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