$507 million in infrastructure works for Poke Bridge

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A massive $507 million will be injected into the further development of the Tract CHPA (Poke Bridge) housing scheme in Lethem, Region Nine.

Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, made this announcement on Friday during an exercise held at the Regional Housing Office, where over 200 persons allocated lands in the area will be signing up for their Agreement of Sale and Certificates of Title.

Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal (Photo: Ministry of Housing/May 19, 2023)

Also joining the minister are Regional Chairman, Mr. Brian Allicock; Mayor of Lethem, Mr. John Macedo and CHPA Director of Operations, Mrs. Denise King-Tudor.

Minister Croal noted that $570 million has already been invested for the first phase of infrastructure works in the past two years. Moreover, a new well will also be drilled in the scheme and electrical networks will be installed.

A section of the gathering at the Ministry of Housing outreach Region Nine residents at the Ministry of Housing’s Outreach (Photo: Ministry of Housing/May 19, 2023)

Approximately 575 persons have been allocated lands at Tract CHPA. Early last month a number of allottees also signed up for their Agreement of Sale and titles during a similar exercise.

As part of housing hinterland housing programme in Region Nine, Minister Croal also announced 100 homes (10 each) will be constructed in the following communities: Crash Water, Yakarinta, Quatata, Nappi, Shiriri, Rupunau, Parabara, Shea, Yurong Paru and Tiger Pond. (Ministry of Housing and Water press release)

Region Nine residents at the Ministry of Housing’s Outreach (Photo: Ministry of Housing/May 19, 2023)
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