1500 Region Three residents allocated house lots at Wales

1500 Region Three residents allocated house lots at Wales

1500 persons from the West Demerara were today allocated house lots by the Central Housing and Planning Authority. The lots are the first to be issued in the new Wales Housing Development Scheme on the West Bank of Demerara.

During the Housing Ministry’s ‘Dream Realised’ event to distribute the house lots today, Housing Minister Collin Croal, said the move is a testament that the Government has kept its promise to improve the lives of the residents in the Region Three communities through home ownership.

While reminding that it is just the first step to home ownership, he said the Administration will be working to ensure community infrastructure is in place as fast as possible.

“We are committed to providing complete communities in the housing areas, so you can expect the roads, the bridges, the drains and the culverts as well as, to complement that the water distribution system to be included, all of this infrastructure work, we are expecting to complete within one year,” the housing Minister stated.

The families to be allocated fall within the low, moderate, and middle-income brackets. 

When completed, the scheme will boast its own recreational spaces, playground, Police and Fire Stations, Health Centre, Daycare/Nursery, Primary & Secondary Schools, a Post Office, and a Magistrate’s Court. 

This new housing development will see approximately 4700 lots in total when completed.

Allocation for lots in the scheme will continue over time and is expected to address the backlog of pending applications in the Region. The Region has a backlog of 11,000 applications.

“We are committed to delivering by 2025 to our 50,000 house lots, in this year while this is our first major activity we have allocated 1,316 lots and from 2020 to now since we are in office we are over the 31,000 mark. Region 3 alone has seen 20% of that total allocation that is the second highest after region four” the Minister pointed out.

An estimated $11.2 billion worth of infrastructure work is expected to be done in Phase Two of the scheme and will cover roads, drainage, culverts and bridges.

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