Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez said that over 12,000 houses will be given to needy families in the final days of this year, a figure he called “impressive.” Almost 2,000 of those houses will be handed over on Tuesday, December 27th.
The Venezuelan executive will deliver a total of 12,335 houses to families who were left homeless after an intense rainstorm hit the country in late 2010, as well as to other families throughout the country that lack proper housing.
During a telephone interview broadcast by the state-run Venezolana de Televisión, the Venezuelan president said that 1,824 houses in different developments will be handed over in the state of Barinas alone.
He said that 1,979 houses will be allotted on Tuesday, December 27th; another 1,728 will be allotted on the 28th; 4,146 on the 29th; and 2,258 on the 30th.
Additionally, on December 29th, 400 apartments will be allotted in Ciudad Caribia, a huge housing development built along the Caracas-La Guaira highway, central-northern coast.
The new houses were built with support from the Chinese construction firm Citic, President Chávez said.
AVN / Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / December 27, 2011