CHINA Tibet builds more affordable houses to improve livelihood


Tibet builds more affordable houses to improve livelihood


08:18, January 28, 2021

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region built 230,000 affordable homes for low-income households in the past five years, amid the region's increased efforts to improve people's livelihood.

Villager Purbu Zhoima prepares to move into her new house in Lhozhag Town of Lhozhag County, Shannan City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 21, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

Tibet has implemented a spate of measures to help solve the housing problems of urban and township residents in recent years, according to the fourth session of the 11th People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region held last week.

Efforts have been carried out to renovate run-down houses, build earthquake-resistant housing, relocate villagers from uninhabitable areas, and improve neighborhoods and supporting facilities such as water supply plants.

By the end of 2019, the per capita self-owned housing area for urban residents in Tibet reached 33.4 square meters, and that of farmers and herders was 41.5 square meters, said an official with the regional housing and rural-urban development department at the session.

In 2021, Tibet will enhance its construction of heating facilities across neighborhoods, explore a long-term housing rental mechanism, and construct more government-subsidized houses.

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