$7.7 B infrastructure development moving apace at new Stewartville Housing Scheme


Contractors carrying out works in East and West Stewartville, New Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara have been urged to expedite their respective contracts as hundreds of Guyanese are eagerly waiting to commence their home construction.

Housing and Water Minister, Collin Croal, and Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bishram Kuppen, earlier today met with the fourteen (14) contractors who are carrying out works in the nineteen (19) lots.

Each contractor or their representative was allowed to give a status update on their lots and share challenges facing them. The most common issue raised is the lengthy time it takes to be able to source construction material. The consensus is that the weather is favorable. However, the major suppliers of materials seem to be experiencing a shortage.

Housing and Water Minister, the Collin Croal, and Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bishram Kuppen, meeting with the contractors.


Meanwhile, Minister Croal urged the contractors to do their best, citing that while some of them are behind schedule, they must deliver on their commitment. He warned that liquidated damages can be applied if the contractors fail to deliver. The Minister also used the opportunity to make a public plea to allottees to be patient, as every effort is being made to make their lands accessible.

“The Ministry is working with the contractors, we have our engineers and Clerk of Works monitoring these sites daily to ensure that these works are completed because we also want to see value for our money,” Minister Croal stressed. He added that these works all tie into the Government’s housing drive and its mandate to deliver 50,000 house lots in their first term. He added that the distribution of lots goes hand in hand with infrastructure development.

Aerial view of the Stewartville Housing Scheme

The contractors working in the area include AJM Enterprise, Puran Brothers Disposal Inc. Upper West Off Builders, Bardon Contractors Srvs., S. Maraj Contracting Services, Extreme Construction Inc. A-1 Construction Chung’s Global Inc., Superior General Contracting, A. Nazier & Son Contracting and General Supplies, Y. Bhola Construction Srvs., Romcol Construction, Engineering & Maintenance Services Inc., and Roopan Ramoutar Investment.

The works being carried out include the laying of a pipe network, drainage infrastructure, and the building of culverts, access roads, and bridges.

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