Sophia to benefit from initial phase of Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 26, 2018

Sophia has been initially targeted for the commencement of the Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme. This community will see works undertaken through the consolidation phase of the project which includes road upgrades, sidewalks, street lights and other community facilities.

This was announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan in his presentation of the 2019 Budget to the National Assembly today.

Sophia falls within the project boundary which stretches from La Bonne Intention on the East Coast of Demerara to Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara and La Parfait Harmonie on the West Bank of Demerara.

The community continues to benefit from infrastructural upgrades which improves quality of life while creating livable, accessible and more cohesive communities.

A sum of $750 Million has been allocated for the initial aspects of this programme. The Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme caters to the construction of core houses for single-family households and families living in uninhabitable homes and also provides for home improvement subsidies and the consolidation of existing housing schemes.

An additional $780 Million has been allocated for consolidation of other schemes across throughout the country.

According to Minister Jordan, “This will include the procurement and installation of 100 LED street lamps, upgrading of roads and installation of utilities. Additionally, we have commenced discussions with our development partners to secure more financing to undertake new housing development.”

Delicia Haynes.

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