More than 200,000 houses have been built in 2012 in Venezuela
The goal of Great Mission Housing Venezuela this year has been set at 200,000 dwellings
Venezuela's Minister of Petroleum and Mining and President of the Housing Higher Authority, Rafael Ramírez, claimed that so far, Great Mission Housing Venezuela completed 200,080 dwellings in 2012, thus overcoming the initial goal of 200,000 units.
"Big news is that we have completed and delivered 200,080 houses; this year we have accomplished the goal of the Great Mission by 100%," Ramírez exclaimed, state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión quoted.
The senior officer added that since last year, when the government endeavor started, a total of 346,798 houses have been built nationwide, thus attaining 99% of the expected 350,000 houses.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.