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REI Papua Marks 5,500 Units of Houses in 2016

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Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Regional Executive Council of Real Estate Indonesia (DPD REI) is seeking to build 5,500 houses in 2016, mostly the subsidized ones.

“We are targeting for 5,500 units, in which 4,600 units are subsidized houses through House Financing Facility Program (FLPP), the Chairwoman of DPD REI Papua Nelly Suryani said in Jayapura on Wednesday (8/6/2016).

She said until the end of May 2016, REI Papua was only able realizing 26 percent of their target. “From January to May 2016, we have built 1,200 units of houses,” she said.

However, she admitted they would encounter several obstacles in pursuing the target, including the consumers’ purchasing power that predicted to be reduced by mid-year.

“Another factor that potentially affected the target achievement is school and religious holidays, in which the low-income community would more prioritize their needs at that time to cause the reduction of market absorption,” she said.

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She said, the Central Government’s Policy that want facilitating various types of investment have not been positively responded by the local government that hampering the process of development.

“At regional level, many have not yet recognized about the simplification of permit, they still use the old local regulation,” she said.

Further, she said the lack of electricity supplies is also affecting the housing construction; since the Electricity State Company in Jayapura is currently struggling with power deficit making many houses constructed by REI have not yet to get the electricity supplies. (*/rom)

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