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Dillon: 6,000 new low-cost homes by 2020

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Dillon: 6,000 new low-cost homes by 2020

Min­is­ter of Hous­ing Ed­mund Dil­lon says con­struc­tion will be­gin this year on 439 low and mid­dle-in­come hous­ing units in Port-of-Spain and San Fer­nan­do.

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He made the promise fol­low­ing the sign­ing of a US$72 mil­lion con­tract with the Chi­na Gezhou­ba Group In­ter­na­tion­al En­gi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed (CG­GC) at the Hy­att Re­gency Ho­tel, Port-of-Spain, yes­ter­day.

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The con­tract be­ing signed to­day is for ini­tial con­struc­tion of 204 two and three-bed­room apart­ment units at South Quay, Port-of-Spain and 235 at La­dy Hailes Av­enue in San Fer­nan­do, with the state pro­vid­ing the lands and the CG­GC pro­vid­ing fi­nance and tech­ni­cal ca­pa­bil­i­ties,” Dil­lon said dur­ing the sign­ing.

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The homes are a part of the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion’s (HDC) af­ford­able homes project and Dil­lon said the sign­ing paved the way for more than 5,000 low-cost homes to be built in the two cities by the end of the next year.

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“Af­ter a year of ne­go­ti­a­tion, the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion and the Chi­na Gezhou­ba Group In­ter­na­tion­al En­gi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed, com­mon­ly re­ferred to as CG­GC, have ar­rived at the mu­tu­al­ly agreed po­si­tion for the de­sign, build and fi­nanc­ing of 5,000 new hous­es in Port-of-Spain South and San Fer­nan­do West and that’s just phase one. Gov­ern­ment’s ob­jec­tive is to com­plete at least 6,000 hous­ing units by fis­cal 2020,” Dil­lon said.

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The first phase of the project, which will span two years and lo­cal con­tent, in­clud­ing ma­te­ri­als and labour, are ex­pect­ed to be used, he said.

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Yes­ter­day’s sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny was at­tend­ed by At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi, the MP for San Fer­nan­do West and Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion Min­is­ter Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald, the Port-of-Spain South MP, as well as For­eign and Cari­com Af­fairs Min­is­ter Den­nis Moses and Trade and In­dus­try Min­is­ter Paula Gopee-Scoon.

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