$750M being spent to construct first 100 houses in Williamsburg/Hampshire


The construction of the first 100 housing units in Williamsburg/Hampshire in the Corentyne area of Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) will commence shortly as $750 million in contracts were awarded to 13 contractors on Saturday.

Each housing unit measures 20×30 feet and are two-bedroom flat units. The contracts were signed at the Berbice Chamber of Commerce office in the Rose Hall by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Sherwyn Greaves and the contractors.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Sherwyn Greaves with the contractors for the project

According to a release from the Ministry of Housing and Water, the contracts have been awarded to: Cardinal Enterprise, S.A.H Construction & Supplies, A.A. Construction, Singh and Sons Construction, Vickram’s Contracting Services, JS Engineering Services and Supplies, N. Ramnarine Construction, Rasheid Construction, SAWA Investment Inc., Ramsarran & Sons Construction, Triple-A Construction, E.C.S Construction and General Supplies and Feroze Construction Services.

In his remarks, Greave said that this venture should be seen as an indication of greater plans for the housing sector in Region Six.

Importantly, the CEO explained that in another few weeks, contracts will be signed for an additional 100 housing units at Ordinance Fortland.

Meanwhile, Minister of Housing and Water Collin Croal said this venture is another promise delivered by President Irfaan Ali as the government forges ahead with its robust housing drive to deliver 50,000 house lots over the next four years.

The minister added that over the coming months, the CH&PA’s Project Department will be spare heading other infrastructure works in the scheme.

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