Lawmakers Discuss Affordable Housing
Construction and reconstruction of affordable housing has been the focal point of debates at the latest Governmental Hour that took place in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis.
Detailed information on this issue was presented by the Minister of Construction of the Republic Abdukahhor Tukhtaev, answering in detail the questions of lower house members.
In 2018, the construction of 335 multi-storey buildings with almost 14 thousand apartments was planned. Also in accordance with the instructions given during the trip of the head of state to the regions, the construction of an additional 90 houses was determined. Of these, 79 apartment buildings were commissioned. Construction and installation works are underway on the rest of them.
At the same time, in accordance with the decree of the President of the country for 2018, the construction of 16,360 affordable residential buildings was determined. Of these, 5,942 completed construction and installation work, they were commissioned.
In addition, those at the Government Hour stated that, despite the implementation of large-scale reforms, the provision of a number of benefits to construction organizations, there are many drawbacks.
The deputies addressed serious issues related to the provision of housing for the population, the quality and timely completion of construction work, issues related to the creation of infrastructure in the adjacent territory of houses under construction in the regions, as well as issues of concern to the population. The subject of disagreement of the deputies was the fact that so far 4,539 residential buildings, whose construction was planned in Tashkent, Sirdarya, Navoi and Khorezm regions, have not been commissioned.
According to parliamentarians, the desire of local hokimiyats for the early fulfillment of instructions in the matter of housing construction and the provision of positive statistics in reports leads to a number of shortcomings. Careless attitude to work, illconsidered actions in some regions create difficulties in locating residents.
The minister, answering the questions of deputies, stressed that strict control is being conducted on these facts and measures are being taken to those responsible who have committed such shortcomings. In turn, opinions were expressed on increasing the responsibility of the controller and inspectors who accept construction sites.
Based on the questions and answers that were voiced at the Government Hour, opinions and judgments were expressed, proposals of deputies to prevent gaps allowed in the activities of the ministry. In particular, it was recommended to re-develop the standards that were introduced 27 years ago in the housing and construction sector and now completely do not meet modern requirements, as well as revise the Housing Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Following the meeting, it was decided to activate effective parliamentary control over the implementation of work in the provision of housing to the population.