Home loans of martyr families waived off: VP

Dubai - This includes various kinds of loans, such as those for buying, constructing and maintaining houses.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 31 Mar 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 31 Mar 2016, 2:00 AM

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) to exempt families of the nation's martyrs from paying the housing loans they availed before martyrdom.

  1. This includes various kinds of loans, such as those for buying, constructing and maintaining houses.
Commenting on this order, Sami Abdulla Gargash, CEO of MRHE, said the decision reflects Shaikh Mohammed's gratitude for the sacrifices of these heroes, and his commitment to support their families.
The move follows an earlier decision by MRHE to become a partner for the Homat Al Watan, or 'Homeland Protectors' discount card. The card offers affiliates of the Ministry of Defence and UAE Armed Forces with special privileges for services from MRHE. This includes allocation of completed houses, extension of initial booking for houses by an extra two months, fast track processing of loan applications, technical assistance for those who receive construction loans, and extension of the maintenance period by one year for those who have received completed houses.  
The Homeland Protectors discount card was launched under the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to provide benefits to the affiliates of the Ministry of Defence and UAE Armed Forces. This includes those currently serving in the UAE military, civilian affiliates of the Ministry of Defence, as well as retirees and veterans.
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