Housing sector

No “dropout” in the housing sector

Dear Editor,

News in the housing sector improves almost daily. This latest house lot blast for Guyanese took place at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence, East Bank Demerara, and this phase was part of the Grove/Diamond Block-1 housing estate and was allocated to middle, middle and high income citizens . I was reading that some “1,000 affordable wooden houses are to be built”, and that the government will build them using 100% local wood, as part of its effort to provide affordable houses for Guyanese. It was just before Exercise Grove/Diamond Block-1. Now imagine what all that ownership will mean in a few years!

At the start of its current five-year term, the promise was to deliver 50,000 house lots by 2025. This year is likely to be exceptional for this very important sector, as the government has allocated $12.4 billion for further development. here. According to the Chief Finance Minister in the President’s Office, Dr Ashni Singh, “…the allocation would continue infrastructure works in settlement areas and include the improvement of 45.5 km of roads in 31 existing housing projects in all but 7 and 8 regions. in other words, it is not just about building a house, but about building the necessary infrastructure.

Secondly, as part of the ongoing house building initiative, the Department of Housing and Water’s Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is constructing a total of 350 two-bedroom raised houses at Cummings Lodge in the Greater Georgetown; 100 two-bedroom apartments in Prospect, East Bank Demerara; 100 two-bedroom apartments in Williamsburg, Region Six; and 40 elevated two-bedroom units in Amelia’a Ward, Linden, Region 10. I recall that in 2021, a total of 10,063 house lots were awarded to Guyanese, while some 1,266 land and transport titles have been distributed. This is in line with the government’s commitment to deliver 50,000 house lots to Guyanese by 2025. So there is no way we can even start having ‘lockdowns’, in terms of concerns the country’s desire to accelerate the housing program. , through the allocation of funds, land and the construction of low, moderate and young professional housing for Guyanese.

Truly,

H. Singh