In the new year, residents of the Essequibo-West Demerara Islands (Region Three) will benefit from massive infrastructure investment for the provision of serviced housing lots.
Housing and Water Minister Collin Croal made this announcement in his address at Dream Realized: land allocation, which takes place at the National Track and Field Center in Leonora.
“In just five short months since we took office, more than $ 3 billion has been allocated in the national budget to improve infrastructure in the new and existing housing areas… More than $ 5.1 billion will be invested here in Region Number Three for infrastructure works within the coming year, ”he said.
Under the PPP / C Government, the provision of infrastructure in housing areas is a priority for sustainable housing.
The lack of infrastructure in housing areas under the previous administration led to low occupancy as allotments were frightened by the prospect of moving to schemes without access to basic utility services such as roads, water and electricity.
In her September budget speech, Minister at the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues, referred to Experiment, Region Five, where the coalition Government built 19 houses. Due to the lack of appropriate infrastructure, to date none of the houses have been occupied.
The Minister today told the residents of Region Three that the vision of PPP / C is to achieve a high level of occupancy through the relevant investments.
“We want to make sure that you are placed in fully occupied communities, so that you have neighbors, so you have a playing field for your children to play and socialize, that there is a school nearby, that there are supermarkets, shops and shops. ”
The infrastructure works will create and upgrade access roads and bridges and drainage and irrigation systems in housing schemes.
Meanwhile, Minister Croal outlined that the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will work closely with the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to ensure the necessary water networks are also in place.
The Ministry’s current mandate is to provide 50,000 housing allocations to Guyanese over the next five years. To this end, the Ministry has already instituted a housing lot allocation exercise targeting 3,500 in Regions Three, Four and Six in 2020. This is approximately half of the lots distributed by the Coalition Government over five years. [Extracted and Modified from DPI]