More housing projects approved to help low-income earners

The Cabinet yesterday (Nov 21) gave approval to three housing projects worth 248 million baht to enable low-income earners to rent at low rates.

Assistant minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Mr Kobsak Futrakul said the housing projects were submitted for cabinet’s approval by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

Under the scheme, three condominium projects will be built in Krathumban district of Samut Sakhon, Nong Hoi district of Chiang Mai and Nakhon Sawan .

He said the projects will provide 494 rooms for low-income earners in the three provinces to rent at low rates.

The three condominium projects are among several other projects of the ministry’s second phase scheme to help low-income earners to afford renting rooms at low rates in Bangkok and the provinces.

He said qualified people are those office employees, vendors earning 16,501-24,700 baht a month in Bangkok, and earning 9,501-14,600 baht a month in the provinces.

The project includes 3-5 floor condominium buildings with a 28-square metre room and one bedroom.

A 10% space of each building or rooms on the ground floor area will be reserved for low-income families who have old parents or have disabled members to live.

The room rates will be 1,700-2,800 baht a month.

Construction of the buildings will be finished in 2020.