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Army to build low-cost apartments in cities

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 29 2010   /  12:19 pm

The Indonesian Army plans to build more low-cost apartments to resolve its personnels’ housing shortage.The Army Chief of Staff’s deputy assistant for Logistics Brig. Gen. Christian Zebua said Thursday that his office would prioritize constructing low-cost apartments in big cities due to difficulties finding cheap houses.“We expect active officers to have appropriate places to stay. “So far, there are many who rent houses or even sleep at the office,” Christian said as quoted by Antara.He said the supply shortage was caused by the occupation of retired servicemen who stayed at the housing facilities they were provided during their active years.  Christian said about 60 percent of houses were occupied by retired officers and their families. This condition has sparked conflict because new active officers need accommodation for their duty. A recent case involves a planned evi...