Three hundred and sixty-eight families will benefit from new house lots in November, following the completion of infrastructural developments in the Providence and Peter’s Hall communities on the East Bank of Demerara.
The government has invested $545.8Million into the project. Agreements were signed today by several local contractors, who will carry out the preparatory works, and the Central Planning and Housing Authority (CH&PA), at the agency’s Brickdam office.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the CH&PA, Lelon Saul the contractors were selected through a fair and open tender process. He said, “Those who would have satisfied the requirements were evaluated and were deemed suitable to execute the work. The process was overseen by the National Procurement and Tender Board.”
Reminding that there are families anxiously awaiting to begin construction of their homes, Saul urged the contractors to ensure the works are completed in a timely manner. “I trust that you will adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract which you signed. If you fail to do so, as an agency, we will be forced to take appropriate actions”, Saul warned.
Director of Projects, Omar Narine said work will begin in June and is expected to be completed within next five months. He explained the project scope entails the construction of 5.4km of crusher-run roads, construction of 10.4 earthen drains, construction of 47 concrete culverts, and insulation of 5.4km pure water distribution network.
The contractors for the project are Chung’s Global Enterprise, Guy-America Construction, Eron Lall Civil Engineering Works, Colin Talbot Contracting Services, H. Nauth & Sons, KB & B Contractors and Romell Jagroop General Construction Service.