CH&PA Open-House event showcases utilisation of living space

DPI, Guyana, Friday, March 9, 2018

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has partnered with Oriental General Store, Jonas’ Bridal and Comfort Sleep to stage their first combined Open House Event at the agency’s housing scheme at Perseverance on the East Bank of Demerara.

Part of the furnished living spaces, in one of the duplexes at Perseverance.

The ‘Open House’, which was launched on Friday, March 9 and will come to an end on Wednesday, March 21, showcases the utilisation of living space within the government’s single flat two-bedroom duplexes constructed at the site.

The partners in this initiative have provided the necessary furnishing for persons to have an idea of how the living space can be maximized.

One of the Project Engineers involved in the construction of the 33 flat duplexes at Perseverance, Randolph Hunte, explained, “The actual reason for this house opening basically is to give the intended owner an idea of the level of comfort that we are providing them with along with the space whereby they can feel comfortable, and give them some amount of security in terms of the finishes that we have presented them with.“ He said that  “from previous visits with persons, they would have questioned the space we have allocated.”

CH&PA, Public Relations Officer, Iva Wharton also indicated that this is also another way the agency is re-building the public’s confidence in the homes that are being provided by the government.

“When we launched the Housing Solutions 2017 and Beyond initiative last year, it was nothing new to the Guyanese public.  However, we found that some persons were a bit sceptical based on the issues we had with the turn-key houses. We felt the need to regain the confidence of the Guyanese public hence another chance to show them what we have to offer,” the PRO explained

Over the two-week period, interested persons can visit the housing scheme from 09:00hrs to 14:00hrs on weekdays, and 9:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Saturdays.

Iva Wharton, Public Relations Officer and Randolph Hunte, Project Engineer, both of the CH&PA.


By: Delicia Haynes


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