Donetsk, Jul 6 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic authorities have prepared 114 locations in the region for housing construction under a preferential mortgage program, DPR government deputy chairman Dmitry Berdnikov said on Thursday.

 “The first four developers have received permits and have already launched construction, ” Berdnikov said in a live stream on Telegram. “They are working on the foundation pits; the construction of the first four houses is underway; we’re preparing to conclude the first contracts.”

The projects were launched in Donetsk, Mariupol and Novoazovsk. The preferential mortgage program includes the single-family home option which will be available to some 3,000 families in the nearest future, the official said.

The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that developers in Donetsk and Mariupol had submitted the first land lease applications. A Russian developer plans to build about one million square meters of housing with social infrastructure in Donetsk.*jk