Experiment Housing Scheme ready to take on 450 Berbicians


Four hundred and fifty (450) house lot beneficiaries of the Experiment Housing Scheme in Region Five will now be able to access their lands and commence construction of their homes, following the completion of infrastructure at a section of the scheme.

On Wednesday, Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Hon. Susan Rodrigues visited the developing scheme to have a first-hand look at the project.

Over $455 million was invested for infrastructure works in the area. The works began in 2021 and are now eighty five per cent (85%) complete.

“It took us a while to get to this point because of two main reasons. One is the shortage of materials and secondly we had a lot of rain,” explained the Minister.

She further stated that the contractors are taking full advantage of the current dry season to fast-track the development.

The infrastructure works include the construction of access roads, bridges and culverts, as well as, the installation of water supply networks.

Mother of two, Ms. Michelle Mingo, who met the Minister during an earlier meeting at Fairfield, was taken by the Minister and team to identify her house lot during the visit. She expressed her contentment with the house lot as she can now provide better shelter for her children.

Approximately 513 persons were allocated house lots at the area last year. Upon completion the remaining allottees will be able to access their lands and move forward with homebuilding.

Minister Rodrigues also visited an upgraded access road at Phase Two Experiment, which was completed two weeks ago. This is in keeping with a commitment made last year and will bring much-needed relief to dozens of residents. The upgraded thoroughfare was done at a cost of some $39.9 million.

Minister Rodrigues is currently on an outreach to Region Five. Along with the Minister are Member of Parliament and Regional Representative, Mr. Faizal Jafferally; Director of Community Development at the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA), Mr. Gladwin Charles; Regional Housing Officer, Mr. Krisendat Balkaran and other senior technical staff of CHPA and the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) .



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