Gov’t gives delinquent housing developers until Feb. 2016 to finish works

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Minister with Responsibility for Housing Keith Scott meeting Housing Developers
Minister with Responsibility for Housing Keith Scott meeting Housing Developers
Minister with Responsibility for Housing Keith Scott meeting Housing Developers

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister with responsibility for Housing, Keith Scott has set a deadline of February 2016 for developers to complete infrastructural works on their East Bank Demerara Housing Developments.

He met with representatives from the some private housing developments on September 10 after visiting several sites which were mostly under developed, contrary to previously signed agreements.

Those engaged included representatives from Bai Shan Lin, Courtney Benn Construction, Bradford Enterprises, Dax Construction, Sun Set Lakes and Odinga Lumumba.

The Minister expressed disappointment at the absence of representatives from the BK Group of Companies at the meeting, describing it as “great disrespect to the government.”

Minister Scott said, “It is the government of Guyana that speaks on behalf of the people of Guyana and I shall not countenance from Tiwari or anybody.”

According to Minister Scott, “amicable agreements” were reached with several of the Housing Developers who explained the reasons for delays in their construction of homes or preliminary infrastructure works. Commitments were given to ensure that new deadlines to begin works would be met.

Minister Scott said that the administration is “not about putting people out of business but to help them along the way, ultimately to the benefit of all Guyanese”.

The developers have given commitments to complete long overdue works, which include the building of drains, electricity supplies and roads. [Extracted and modified from GINA]

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