Over 150 housing units slated for 2018- CH&PA

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The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is moving to expand it’s ‘Housing Solutions 2017 and Beyond’ project with the completion of 150 housing units in 2018.

This is according to Director of Projects Omar Narine who told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the Housing Solutions 2017 and Beyond project was the largest programme offered by CH&PA last year.

File photo: The concrete and wooden two-storey duplexes that were constructed by the CH&PA for the model housing village at Perseverance, East Bank Demerara (EBD)

Following the demand for the exhibited housing units, construction of the various structures began in Regions Three, Four and Five, Narine said. “We are currently working on 18 two-bedroom bungalow designs at Perseverance; we are currently working on 33 flat concrete duplexes at Perseverance; we are currently working on 10 two-bedroom units at (Onderneeming) West Bank Demerara (and) we are working on 50 elevated two-bedroom units at Perseverance.”

Omar Narine, CH&PA Director of Projects

He added “We have recently signed contracts for 15 two-bedroom units at Perseverance, 15 flat three-bedroom (units) at Perseverance and 10 two and three bedroom (units) at Hope and Experiment. We are also working on 10 elevated units at Hope and Experiment.”

Last year, under the Housing Solution 2017 and Beyond project, CH&PA completed six duplexes and two elevated units at Perseverance on the East Bank of Demerara (ECD.)

According to the DPI, the project aims to bring resolution to those persons who form the huge backlog of applications at CH&PA, some of whom applied for their house lots since 1994.

Highlighting that all Guyanese must be provided with affordable housing, the DPI said that the project makes available affordable housing options for low to middle-income persons.

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