Some 1,500 houses and a raft of other facilities are being developed on lands at Cummings Lodge, extending all the way to the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), President Dr. Irfaan Ali disclosed on Thursday.
The Guyanese Head of State, during a walkabout on the lands aback the Cummings Lodge scheme in Georgetown, stated that 400 houses were already constructed at that area. A further 185 houses are under construction.
But the goal overall, according to the President, is to construct 1,500 houses in that area.
Previously, Housing Minister Collin Croal said that the ongoing housing development at Cummings Lodge is expected to extend southwards, all the way to Eccles.
With this, the unoccupied lands located aback Cummings Lodge will be cleared and developed into new housing schemes.
This development is being facilitated by the construction of the new Ogle to Mandela Avenue road, which will subsequently be connected to Eccles.
Works here have already begun but the President explained that other roads, including the four-lane Mandela to Eccles highway, will provide much-needed travel routes.
A new water treatment plant is also being developed near the Cummings Lodge scheme and the President has asked that a Joint Services outpost be established to help keep people safe.
Aside from the housing development in the area, a new children and maternity hospital will be built nearby while a raft of private developments will be established in the area.