This afternoon, the Ministry of Housing and Water-Central Housing and Planning Authority processed Agreements of Sale for the remaining low-income homes allocated to Berbicians at Hampshire, East Berbice-Corentyne.
The exercise took place during an outreach at the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) with the Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal and Chief Executive Officer of CHPA, Mr. Sherwyn Greaves. Regional Chairman, Mr. David Armogan was also present.
The Hampshire scheme consists of 100 homes. The Ministry previously handed over keys for 28 of the homes to families in June 2022. Each home measures 20×30 feet (600 square feet) and includes two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and sanitary facilities.
Minister Croal expressed his Ministry’s intention to complete the transactions for all 100 homes and increase occupancy, as the construction of an additional 50 homes is planned. During the event, allottees also had the opportunity to meet with their respective banks on payment/mortgage arrangements.
Highlighting the significant transformation taking place in Region Six, the Minister announced plans to transform Palmyra into a city. To this end, locations were identified for the construction of hospital and mall facilities.
“Berbice is on the rise. Growth will happen here at such a rapid pace that if you don’t get on board you will be left behind,” the Minister stated.
The next phase of development for Palmyra will focus on the construction of homes for young professionals, commercial lots, and a regional airstrip. Furthermore, the Minister revealed that by 2025, the entire coastland is expected to have access to treated water. Seven treatment plants are in progress, with plans to tender another twelve soon.
In Region Six, construction has already commenced on the Port Mourant treatment plant, which is currently 30% completed. A massive well was also drilled at Chesney.