15,000 house lots to be developed in Region Three by 2025 – President Ali

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Due to the rapid development and modernisation in Region Three (Essequibo Island-Western Demerara), an estimated 15,000 house lots are expected to be developed in the region by 2025.

President, Dr Irfaan Ali made the pronouncement on Monday, as he engaged residents of Leonora and surrounding communities at State House, Region Three.

“We will open up the lands in Wales to give you another 20,000 on the West Bank,” the Guyanese leader pledged.

The president said the investment landscape in Wales is shifting, with new opportunities emerging across various sectors.

According to the president, the government’s strategic investments had led to the rise of the West Side into a highly competitive economy with economic development.

The head of state highlighted several mega projects, including the Schoonord to Crane highway, the Vreed-en-Hoop Shore Base Inc (VESHI), Guyana’s first artificial island, and the new Demerara River Crossing, as signs of the tremendous strides being made in the region.

President Ali addressing residents of Leonora and surrounding communities on Monday (Photo: President Irfaan Ali/Facebook/June 24, 2024)

“When you drive along the West Side ports, what do you see? Competition with the ports on the East Side, and the Georgetown ports. We have new ports at Wales, La Grange, Vreed en Hoop, [and] Versailles. When you add up the private investments in those ports alone, it is more than US$700 million,” the president pointed out.

During the engagement, residents were given the opportunity to raise community concerns directly with the president and government ministers, while several areas were established at the venue to address personal issues.

The president assured that all issues will be followed up on and that the team is ready and committed to resolving them within two weeks, where possible. [Modified from DPI]

 

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