Ahmadinejad auctions personal car to fund housing program

November 22, 2010 16:53

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has put his personal car up for auction on Monday to help fund a national program, the Mehr Housing Plan, PressTV reported.

“In a charitable move, Mr. Ahmadinejad auctioned off his [Peugeot] automobile at a gathering of the Mehr Housing Plan donors yesterday,” the country's Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsouli told IRIB.

The program is intended to provide inexpensive housing for low-income families.

"The car is put up for international auction, and the [starting] price will be announced soon," Mahsouli said.

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