By Rachael Boothroyd - Correo del Orinoco International , Sep 3rd 2012
This year, the Venezuelan government will present the concept of its new socialist cities at the International Architecture Biennale in Italy, which is due to be held from August 29th to November 25th.
Last night, Venezuela's VTV reported from CAVIM (Venezuelan Military Industries) in Maracay, on their production of the AK-103 and a full range of ammunition for use by the new National Police Force and the Venezuelan Military.
A new law which aims to combat rent speculation and protect the rights of tenants and small landlords was passed by Venezuela’s National Assembly on Thursday. The law was based on proposals made by the tenants movement.
The Venezuelan government, together with the private sector and international partners, is ﬁnding creative solutions to the nation’s housing deﬁcit, including the construction of new, communal-oriented cities.
Communal councils and socialist brigades will take charge of construction work in the state of Falcón as part of the government’s new housing mission, confirmed Minister of Communal Councils and Social Protection (MPCyPS) Isis Ochoa.
In just under three weeks since its launch, nearly half a million families in ﬁve states across Venezuela have answered the national government’s call to register for its massive new public housing program which seeks to build two million new homes by the year 2017.
As part of the solution to the country’s serious housing shortage, the Venezuelan government will take over 210,000 square meters of land as a first step to utilising idle land that belonged to collapsed banks of the 1970s and 1990s.