As the Ministry of Housing prepares for the international building expo which opens this weekend, the government has announced that it will be moving into the East Bank Demerara community of Great Diamond soon to begin the construction of 170 low-income houses.
In a statement, the Department of Public Information indicated that seventeen contractors will be hired for the job.
The 2-bedroom single flat houses will add to the number of houses being built for low-income earners in different parts of the country.
More than 1,200 housing units are currently under construction in Regions Three, Four, Six, and Ten, targeting low and moderate-income families, as well as young professionals.
Some 300 units were completed and handed over to families, the Ministry of Housing said.
The Ministry of Housing has also unveiled a plan to make more than 5000 house lots available along the East Coast of Demerara within the next month.