(Assistant Director General of the Directorate of Housing conducts a field visit to a number of residential complexes that are supervised by the Directorate)

In implementation of the directives of the Minister of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities and the Director General of the Directorate of Housing, Engineer Sadiq Muhammad Al-Fartousi, the Assistant Director General of the Directorate of Housing, Eng. (Mohammed Thamer Hamad), Assistant Director General of the Directorate of Housing, one of the Ministry’s formations, accompanied by Mr. (Haider Abdullah Abboud), Director of the Legal Affairs Department in the Directorate, conducted a field visit to the residential complexes projects supervised by the Directorate in Wasit Governorate, which are (Al-Suwaira Residential Complex, Al-Aziziyah Residential Complex, Al-Dabouni Residential Complex, and Zurbatiya Residential Complex), in order to see on the field the work stages of these projects and find out the problems and obstacles that impede the progress of work in them and to find the necessary solutions and appropriate (technical and legal) solutions, which contribute to the speedy completion of these projects on the specified dates, especially the projects of Al-Dabouni and Zurbatiya to be completed before the end of the current year.
Zurbatiya residential complex consists of (544) residential houses in addition to service buildings (kindergarten, nursery, primary school with a capacity of 18 classrooms, middle school with a capacity of 12 classrooms, market, health center, mail building and mosque, with service networks (pure water and fire, rainwater network and heavy water sewage network), in addition to the site’s external works (streets, sidewalks, walkways, squares, gardens, and afforestation), the completion rate reached 77.50%.
As for Al-Dabouni residential complex, it consists of (255) houses in addition to public services (elementary school with a capacity of 18 classrooms, market, administrative building, guard room and telephone exchange with service networks pure water and fire, rainwater drainage network, sewage network, external and internal electrical networks, telephone, external site works such as the external fence, streets, sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, landscaping works for yards and resting spaces, organizing gardens, afforestation, furniture, etc. and the completion rate reached 86%.

Al-Hamza Al-Sharqi complex project in Al-Diwaniyah Governorate

The Directorate of Housing, one of the formations of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities, continues to supervise Al-Hamza Al-Sharqi complex project in Al-Diwaniyah Governorate, where the completion rate reached (61.42%) and at a contract cost that amounted to (54,702,000) billion dinars after the resumption of work.
This project consists of (456) apartments and a number of multi-storey residential buildings (four and three floors) with two models of residential buildings. The first type (A) contains (22) residential buildings, each building consists of three floors, with (264) apartments, the second model, type (B), contains (12) residential buildings, each building consists of four floors, with (192) apartments.
This complex was designed to be an integrated service that facilitates living for its residents, as it contains (kindergarten, a primary school with a capacity of 18 classrooms, two middle schools with a capacity of 2 classrooms each, mosque, markets, a health center, an administrative building, and two guard rooms) in addition to the service networks, which are the network of (pure water and fire, irrigation, rain water network, heavy water drainage network).

The Directorate of Housing continues to supervise work on Al-Jazeera/2 housing project in the holy governorate of Karbala.

The technical engineering cadres working in the Directorate of Housing, one of the formations of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities, continue to supervise work on Al-Jazeera/2 housing project in the holy governorate of Karbala. The project is being executed by Al-Fao General Engineering Company (formerly Al-Mansour), which is one of the ministry’s formations and the cost of the contract for the project, after the resumption of work, amounted to (74,517,000) billion dinars, and achieved a completion rate of (71.20%). Al-Jazeera 2 residential complex consists of (632) apartments distributed over a number of multi-storey buildings (4 floors for each building) with two models, the first type (A) consisting of 53 buildings, so that the number of apartments is (424) apartments, and each floor includes two apartments; the other model is type B, and it consists of (13) residential buildings, so that the number of apartments is (208), as each floor contains four apartments.
This complex was designed to be integrated in terms of the abundance of services for its occupants, as it includes public service buildings (kindergarten, nursery, primary school with a capacity of 18 classrooms, an intermediate school with a capacity of 12 classrooms, in addition to a health center, markets, an administrative building, and two guard rooms).
The complex also contains a number of service networks, which are (pure water and fire network, rainwater drainage network, heavy water drainage network with heavy water treatment unit, external and internal electrical networks, and telephone network), in addition to the external site works such as external fences and streets, sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, landscaping works for yards and resting spaces, organizing gardens, afforestation, and furnishing to be a model for residential projects in the country.

Work continues on Zurbatiya housing project in Wasit Governorate

The Directorate of Housing, one of the formations of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities, continues to work on Zarbatiya housing project in Wasit Governorate, with a completion rate of 77.50%, at a cost of (80,439,000) billion dinars, and with a number of housing units amounting to (544) houses.
The complex consists of two models of residential floors, including: Type A, with (497) residential houses, containing three bedrooms, with a built-up area of 186 m2, and Type B, with (47) residential houses, containing three bedrooms, with a total building area of about 180 m2.
The complex also contains public service buildings (kindergarten, nursery, primary school with a capacity of 18 classrooms, an intermediate school with a capacity of 12 classrooms, market, health center, post office building and mosque, with service networks (pure water and fire, rainwater network, Heavy water sewer network). In addition to the site’s external works such as streets, sidewalks, walkways, squares, gardens and afforestation.
The work is continuing by the staff of the Directorate of Housing, while overcoming all obstacles and finding appropriate solutions.

Monday, March 20, 2023, the second meeting of the Board of Directors of the Directorate of Housing

-Welcoming the attendees and presenting the Council’s congratulations to the new members of the Board of Directors, and congratulating Dr. Fadhaa Al-Kalabi for assigning her to manage Studies and Policies Department in the Directorate, due to the referral of Dr. Huda Ahmed Jaafar to retirement. The Council’s thanks and appreciation were presented to Dr. Huda for her great services throughout her career. Below are the most important topics that were discussed:

-Discussing the agenda and directives of the Minister to establish housing units on the lands of the Ministry for the purpose of selling them to employees at reasonable prices.
-Discussing the new cities project.
-Discussing the Directorate’s projects and directing to complete the construction of 10 projects this year and 6 for next year according to its timetable, and follow up on referring the rest of the projects within the investment plan projects or referring them for investment.
-Discussing the acceleration of procedures to resolve the issue of Al-Amriyah Residential Complex, in order to start its construction as soon as possible.
-Discussing the support of the Directorate’s cadres and following up on the letter addressed to the Ministry of Planning after the Minister’s approval of the minutes of the previous meeting, and working to make the Directorate attractive to specialized cadres to support and complete the work in the best way.
-Discussing requirements for approving designs for investment projects, in coordination with the Municipality of Baghdad and municipal Directorates in the governorates, and directing work with one determinants for all parties.
-Directing all departments to urge employees to work seriously and adhere to work hours, and the evaluation will be done monthly.
-Follow-up on securing the amounts of funds of surveys in coordination with the Ministry of Planning and Finance to ensure that business does not stop and until the budget is approved.

Taharba complex project with a completion rate of 78%

The Directorate of Housing resumes work on Taharba housing project in Al-Muthanna Governorate, with vigorous and diligent follow-up by Engineer Sadiq Muhammad Hassan, Director General of the Directorate of Housing, one of the formations of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities.
And by overcoming all obstacles and problems, the staff of the Directorate of Housing continued to supervise the execution of Taharba housing project in Al-Muthanna Governorate, where the completion rate of the project reached 78%. (112 houses), and the contractual cost of the project after the appeal is (16,276,000) billion Iraqi dinars.
The media office stated that the project contains a number of residential floors with a horizontal system of two floors, and that the building area of the house is (123.2) square meters, and inside each residential house there is one car park, and the project also includes service buildings that include (one primary school with a capacity of (6) classrooms and (1) guard room and a group of service and sewage networks, in addition to gardens, parks, and rest areas.

The Minister of Construction is discussing with international organizations supporting the housing sector

The Minister of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities, Benkin Rikani, discussed at the Ministry’s headquarters ways to support the housing sector with the Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (Habitat) in Iraq, Mr. Wael Al-Ashhab, and representatives of the International Labor Organization and the World Trade Center, in the presence of the Director General of the Directorate of Housing.
The Minister stated during the meeting that the Council of Ministers decided, in its last session, to form a central committee to standardize building standards and new residential cities, with the aim of preserving state funds and organizing the planning aspects of the cities; He also welcomed any support that works to raise the capabilities of the Directorate of Housing affiliated to the Ministry, develop the performance of its employees, and provide it with modern electronic systems that provide accurate data on the housing sector to draw up policies and implementation mechanisms.
Director of (Habitat) in Iraq, reviewed the cooperation agreement signed between the Iraqi government and the European Union, regarding programs and projects funded by the Union and in cooperation with ministries, including the Ministry of Construction, indicating that the agreement includes supporting the government in developing the housing sector, training and creating job opportunities for youth, and providing low-cost housing for limited and low-income people.

The Directorate of Housing holds a board meeting for the month of February 2023

Under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Directorate of Housing, Mr. (Sadiq Muhammad Hassan), the meeting of the first session of the Board of Directors was held for the month of February (28/2/2023), and in the presence of Board members from various ministries.
The meeting began with a speech from the Director General, who started by welcoming the attending members and urging them to exert maximum efforts and present the best results to the Directorate.
The Board of Directors discussed a number of topics on the agenda in its meeting, the most important of which was addressing work problems and the general situation of the Directorate. At the end of the meeting, the Director General expressed his optimism about the important development that took place in the course of work in the interest of our dear country, and stressed that he was confident that the future is better and there is greater success in light of the keenness and assurance of the Board of Directors of the Directorate to keep pace with the continuous development.

Achieving an advanced work rate in the Al-Jazeerah (2) residential project in Karbala Governorate

The Directorate of Housing, one of the formations of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities, continues to work on Al-Jazeera / 2 housing project in Karbala Governorate, which is being executed by Al-Mansour General Contracting Company, one of the Ministry’s formations, with a completion rate of 70% and the number of housing units amounting to (632) apartments.
The contract cost of the project after the appeal amounted to (74,517,000) billion dinars, as the prices of the unimplemented items in the schedule of quantities according to the original contract were approved, where the project was described as multi-storey residential buildings (four floors) with two models of residential buildings, and they include type (A) = 53 building (424 apartments) as it contains two apartments on each floor, and type (B) = (13) building (208 apartments) as it contains four apartments on each floor.
The residential complex also contains public service buildings (kindergarten, nursery, primary school with a capacity of 18 classrooms, 2 intermediate schools with a capacity of 12 classrooms, markets, health center, administrative building, 2 guard rooms with service networks (pure water and fire, rainwater drainage network, heavy water drainage network with heavy water treatment unit, external and internal electrical networks, telephone, external site works of external fences, streets, sidewalks, walkways, parking lots and landscape works (yards , rest areas , organizing gardens, afforestation and furniture, etc.).

With a completion rate of 87%, work continues on Alghalibiah housing project in Diyala Governorate

The Directorate of Housing, one of the formations of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities, continues to work on Alghalibiah housing project in Diyala Governorate, with a completion rate of 87%, at a cost of (26,400,000) billion dinars, and with a number of housing units amounting to (696) apartments.
The complex consists of (58) residential buildings with three floors, comprising (696) apartments and includes two models: type (A) = (312) apartments, and type (B) = (384) apartments, with (4) apartments on each floor.
The complex contains public service buildings (primary school, 2 high schools, mosque, health center, 2 guard rooms, markets, as well as site works from external networks and roads.