Shaker Kargar meets with Hashmatullah Ghafouri, Deputy Minister of Irrigation, Water and Natural Resources
Ministry of Urban Development and Housing
Ministry of Urban Development and Housing has four main goals to achieve: creating of suitable urban system in a way that all regions of the country have access to necessary services; establishing of healthy cities based on the principle of sustainable development; providing public access to basic and infrastructural services; and providing of social welfare in the housing sector.
According to the urban sector in national development strategy of the country, MUDH is responsible for guiding and formulating of urban policies; supporting of municipalities and preparing of urban master plans; and maintaining and managing of housings. In this regard, the ministry operates in the area of administrating and managing of urban affairs; infrastructural and urban services; improving of unplanned areas, land development and housing affairs.
MUDH has identified and prioritized 7 programs by technical team and urban experts: National Housing Program; National Improvement Program; National Program of Urban Infrastructure Planning and Construction; National Program of Arranging Urban Master Plan; Establishing of Urban Information System Program; Administration Reform Program; and Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Cities.