Prime Minister: the Mieszkanie Plus program has failed to the extent we expected
The Mieszkanie Plus program was not as successful as we expected, which does not mean that no flats were built; have been, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday when asked about the Mieszkanie Plus programme.
During the press conference, the head of the government was asked about the Mieszkanie Plus programme. The journalist pointed out that the announcements from 2018 talked about the construction of 100,000. apartments, but this indicator has never been reached.
“The best foundation for our credibility is the chart of new flats delivered for use. In life, in many programmes, something will succeed in 100%, something in 50%, and something in a smaller percentage, replied the Prime Minister.
“The most important currency is credibility. Ideas can be thrown around and promises too. As Donald Tusk said before the elections: +I will not raise the retirement age+, he raised the retirement age, +I will not raise taxes+, he raised VAT from 22 to 23 percent. and a disability pension contribution, +I will not take OFE+ and took OFE” – pointed out Morawiecki.
He emphasized that everyone can submit ideas, but the most difficult thing is to implement them. “All our programs testify to the credibility of PiS. The Flat Plus program was not as successful as we expected, which does not mean that no flats were built. Left. These apartments, plus apartments under Social Housing Initiatives, TBSs, cooperative, market, private, built using the farm system, together make up a huge success, because the number of apartments completed last year is, if I remember correctly, over 235,000. ” said the prime minister.
“In the times of the Third Polish Republic, no one managed to build more flats than we did,” Morawiecki noted.
Development Minister Waldemar Buda added that the housing policy consists of many components. “There is a group of people who expect social housing, another group of social and council housing,” said Buda. He reminded that the state subsidizes local governments over 80 percent. for the construction of communal housing.
“Our predecessors paid extra 35 percent. and they offered amounts seven times lower than we did” – stated the head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Tourism. He announced that another pool of over PLN 100 million for municipal housing will be transferred to local governments on Friday. (PAP)