28 families get low-income houses in Berbice
The first 28 families were allocated the first set of the two-bedroom low-income homes at Hampshire, East Berbice-Corentyne on Saturday.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority, in a statement, said each home is being allocated at a cost of $5.5 million, which is inclusive of the cost of the land, as the government forges ahead with its robust housing drive to deliver 50,000 house lots over the next four years.
The allocation exercise was done at the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce by Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal.
A total of 100 low-income homes are being built at Hampshire. The $750 million in contracts for the construction of these homes were awarded to 13 contractors.
Each housing unit measures 20×30 feet.
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.