Grenada signs new agreement for more Chinese Houses

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:29 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, February 10, 2015 – GIS: With housing being an urgent need on the island, Housing Minister, Hon. Delma Thomas has disclosed that Government has signed new agreements for additional houses from the Peoples Republic of China.

Minister Thomas said Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Clarice Modeste Curwen, has already signed an agreement with the Peoples Republic of China to begin putting structures in place for the construction of over six hundred new housing units that will form part of the second batch of the Chinese low income housing project.

She said a Chinese delegation is expected in Grenada next month to begin the assessment.

“In March we would see a team of persons coming down to look at the lands, and we will start the work some time later on. I do not want to give you a deadline because these things take time,” Minister Thomas said.

The Housing Minister said another one thousand units are in the pipeline. “There’s also another one thousand houses that we have negotiated for from the Chinese again and that too will be in a second phase,” she said.

Minister Thomas said government recognizes housing as a real and urgent need and as such commits itself to doing what it can to help.

“Every day we have scores of persons coming into the Ministry looking for housing and therefore we as a government are aware that we have to do a lot more,” Minister said.

The distribution of the first batch of houses began last week Thursday at the Mt. Gay site, and many homeowners already received the keys to their units.

“Maybe if you go to the site you would see that some people are cleaning up and preparing to move in..,” Minister Thomas said.

The twenty units at Frequente will be distributed at on Thursday, February 12 at 10:00 A.M.




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