Construction of public housing underway in quake-hit Turkey

Construction of public housing is underway for people who have lost their homes in quake-hit southern Turkey.

On Wednesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there will be enough for 468,000 households.

Workers were seen using large machinery to prepare the ground on Friday in the Pazarcik district of Kahramanmaras province.

The area was hit hard by the February 6 earthquakes.

Local officials say construction is scheduled for completion in November.

They plan to build 41 units that can accommodate about 20 households each for a total of about 800.

Some people expressed eagerness to move in, but others are skeptical about earthquake resistance.

One woman said she does not want to live in public housing that has not been confirmed safe by experts.