Saudi approves $1.5bn in housing loans
Riyadh, May 18, 2014
The Saudi Real Estate Development Fund (REDF), has approved 11,000 real estate loans totaling SR5.5 billion ($1.46 billion) to eligible citizens to build 13,202 housing units across the Kingdom, said a report.
Housing Minister Shuwaish Al-Duwaihi, who is also chairman of the board of directors of REDF, said this is the first batch of loans from the fund's budget for 2013-2014, reported the Saudi Gazette.
The agency said the loans were within the ministry's policy of "land and loan" to enable citizens to build their own private houses, it added.