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Tibet constructs 6,000 low-rent housing units

Updated: 2013-12-25 13:20
( Xinhua)

LHASA - Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region completed the construction of 6,000 low-rent apartment units in 2013,  regional government authorities confirmed Wednesday.

These low-rent apartments, with an overall floor area of 300,000 square meters, will benefit about 20,000 people in 74 cities and counties around Tibet, said the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Tibet.

Tibet is striving to ensure all low-income families with housing difficulties receive subsidies or low-rent housing by 2015, said the department.

In 2006, Tibet started the construction of low-rent apartments, one kind of low-cost housing in China, targeted to help low-income families with three or more members and experiencing housing difficulties.

To date, Tibet has invested over 2.1 billion yuan (about $345.87 million) in the construction of 20,000 low-rent apartment units, with an overall floor area of 1.21 million square meters.