Arab officials discuss housing
RIYADH: Arab housing and construction ministers will hold their 33rd session in the Saudi capital today for talks on revamping the housing sector in the Arab countries, according to a press release issued yesterday. The ministers, during the meeting to be chaired by Saudi Housing Minister Majid Al-Hogail, will discuss mutual cooperation for developing the sector.
They will also discuss issues that have been followed up by the Arab Housing Council’s Executive Bureau, partly related to managing housing complexes, celebrating the Arab Housing Day, the Council’s website service as well as following up on housing-related resolutions of Arab summits.
The agenda includes other topics, such as cooperation with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), coordination in the field with regional and international organizations, boosting joint Arab action at this level and realty funding.
Furthermore, the conferees will examine information swap on pioneering housing ventures, matters related to the Arab center for protection against earthquakes and natural catastrophes, amending some of the Council’s constituent law, to be in tandem with the Arab League reforms. — KUNA