Published on 7 February 2015 by TeleSUR English

New houses in the 'Hugo Chavez' Socialist cityVenezuelan president Nicolas Maduro handed over 3,456 homes to families in the Carabobo state Friday, as part of the Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV).

Maduro said that Hugo Chavez Socialist City urbanization, where the new homes are located, has schools, sports fields, a subsidized food market and numerous green spaces for residents. The homes are also fully equipped with appliances including refrigerators, ovens and washing machines.

The president added that each housing complex in the urbanization must develop socio-productive projects to help the community to meet their immediate needs.

“This is Chavez's dream, it is the people's dream, the dream of the territorial socialism, all our children and all our people can enjoy the dream of the Bolivarian Revolution,” Maduro said.

Former President Hugo Chavez created the GMVV in 2011 in order to ensure quality homes to Venezuelans, given that hundreds of thousands live in improvised housing due to lack of investment from governments prior to the Bolivarian revolution.

The program is especially geared to families affected by the heavy rains in 2010 and 2011. So far, 677,400 homes have been delivered across the country, with Maduro saying that as many as 400,000 will be constructed and turned over to families in 2015.