The goal for Wednesday’s ‘Dream Realised’ Housing Drive was to allocate 250 families with a residential house lot during the agency’s exercise, which was held at the MARDS, Complex, Burma Road.
The activity was being led by Minister of Housing and Water the Hon. Collin Croal and a team from the Central Housing and Planning Authority, with attendance by Regional Chairman, Mr. Vickchand Ramphal, Regional MP, Mr. Faizal Jafarally and MARDS-General Manager, Mr. Bindrabhan Bisnauth.
Before the commencement of the allocation exercise, Regional Chairman-Mr. Ramphal lauded the Ministry’s effort in delivering serviced lots to person who have been waiting for years.
Also, on the occasion Minister Croal spoke of the effort made to make this exercise a reality. He noted that while there was an initial plan for a scheme in the Burma area, these plans for abandoned post 2015, leaving residents in limbo. He noted that after assuming office, this plan was revisited and the scheme will soon be made a reality. He however called for the new allottees to be patient as the budgetary allocation for the necessary infrastructure work will be provided for in the 2023, national budget.
According to Minister Croal, while these allocations are being done the Ministry is simultaneously working on matching those with infrastructure development as a means of ensuring occupancy in those new schemes. On this note, a call was made for contractors who have been tasked with executing these works to honor their obligations promptly. The Minister also outlined several other development plans for the region, including the upgrading of its water infrastructure.