HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 17 – Cuban authorities hope to complete a reduced housing construction plan by the end of the year.  At the end of November, 29,703 houses were completed of the programmed 32,000, informed Jose Antonio Farina, head of the Communist Party’s Basic Industry and Construction Department, report IPS.

Cuba suffers from a prolonged housing shortage especially in the capital.  Before three hurricanes caused severe devastation in the second half of 2008, the new housing construction goal had been 100,000 per year.


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