Caribia: Venezuela’s First Socialist City
As reported by Correo del Orinoco, 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.
Pushing forward with its large-scale public housing program that seeks to construct two million new homes in the next 6 years, the Venezuelan government opened the doors of 602 apartments to needy families in the socialist city of Caribia in September 2011.
While 600 families are now living in Caribia, Venezuela´s first socialist city, the government plans to have 2,026 residences ready by April 2012 (Correo del Orinoco)..
Shared "communal property" between housing complexes is intended to bring families together (Correo del Orinoco).">.
Playgrounds and green spaces have been incoporated into the design of Caribia to provide outdoor spaces where children can play in a safe environment (Correo del Orinoco)..
Publicly-owned telecomunications firm CANTV has begun installing cable and satelite television at residences within Caribia (Correo del Orinoco)..
Larger apartments in Caribia have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and washroom (AVN)..
The government social program known as Mi Casa Bien Equipada (My Well-Equiped Home) provides home appliances to families at discount prices (AVN)..
Here two young girls enjoy getting to know their new room (AVN)..
Low-cost food outlets, inculding this Arepera Venezuela, are part of the Caribia City layout (Correo del Orinoco)..
This hair parlor provides both employment opportunities and quality of life services within Caribia (Correo del Orinoco)..
Known as the Tienda del ALBA (Store of ALBA), this clothing outlet in Caribia is stocked with items made by business enterprises within the ALBA integration effort (Correo del Orinoco)..
The Venezuelan government has purchased thousands of piece of machinery to help advance its national housing construction program (Correo del Orinoco)..
(Correo del Orinoco).
Published on Sep 22nd 2011 at 1.36pm