700 young professional houses being built in LBI
Seven hundred young professional houses are being constructed at the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara and they are expected to be completed in December this year.
President Dr Irfaan Ali made the disclosure during a walk about in the housing scheme on Tuesday.
Two hundred of the homes are currently under construction and Phase Two of the housing project will see the construction of another 500 young professional houses.
“700 homes (young professionals) will be constructed here. 200 is under construction and an area has already being developed for another 500,” President Ali said.
According to the Head of State, the massive housing development will connect to the new infrastructural system.
“…LBI will go all the way back and connect to Ogle and then go down and connect to Aubrey Barker (road). So you get connection right back to the city…and then this take you on the new four lane highway all the way back to the East Bank going onto Timehri,” Ali explained.
He added, “All these new development at the back here (LBI)….will all be connected to the new highway system.”
According to Director of Projects at Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Omar Narine, the project is being done in three phases.
He said some $2B was injected towards the completion of Phase Two of the project, which will see 500 young professional homes being built.
“This entire area here with the roads and the houses is estimated to be some $10B that is being injected…On a daily basis, we have here over about 2,000 labourers working at this site here to get 700 houses completed,” Narine said.
The houses are being built in three models and are expected to be completed In December this year.
The LBI housing scheme is one of the many new schemes along the East Coast of Demerara that is being developed by the Ministry of Housing and Water CH&PA to transform the landscape of the coastlands.