Works Begins At Two Sites in Second Phase of Chinese Housing Project

Monday, February 12, 2018 3:28 PM- George's, Grenada
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ST.GEORGE’S, GRENADA, FEB. 12, 2018, GIS: Housing Minister Delma Thomas says construction is starting in two sites as the second phase of the Grenada-China low income Housing project gets underway.

Minister Thomas’ announcement comes amid sod turning ceremonies in St. Patrick’s and St. David’s, signalling the beginning of construction work.

“We are ready to start construction in these two sites, Corinth in St. David’s and the Villa in St. Patrick’s; we have three other sites Dumfries in Carriacou, Diamond in St. Mark’s and Beausejour in St. George’s which will come later on this year, everyone will start this year, the last one will be at the end of the year,” said Minister Thomas.

“You have heard earlier that the whole process will take three years; so it will not take three years to complete here, but because we have five sites it will take three years to complete all five sites”.

The second phase of the Housing Project will see the construction of 647 housing units at five sites which according to Housing Minister Delma Thomas will be completed within 3 years.
70 units will be built in St. Patrick.

“This is well timed, we are in dire need of housing in St. Patrick and all of Grenada, but having been working with the people of St. Patrick East and I want to say to you Ambassador that what you have done for our people will remain with us,” said Pamela Moses, Candidate for St. Patrick East

 “You are changing lives of the People in St. Patrick East and we are honored to partner with you in servicing the Grenadian people. As a Government, we will continue to do just that”.

In St. Patrick West, Hon Anthony Boatswain says more than 2.5 million has been spent on housing repairs and construction since 2013.

He too is happy that the housing deficit in the parish can be addressed

“Over the last 5 years this Administration has spent in excess of twenty five million dollars on improving the housing conditions for poor and vulnerable throughout the country. In addition to approximately twelve million dollars being given out in Soft loans to middle income earners to build their own homes,” said Minister Boatswain.

“Here in St. Patrick West, we have spent in excess of 2.5 million dollars on the House Repair Program in addition to over two hundred thousand dollars in soft loans. In spite of this significant expenditure severe challenges still exist with housing in St. Patrick”.





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