Update on Construction of the Unity Housing Solution Program

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, July 25 th , 2017— Construction of 110 homes around the island of St Kitts is underway, with some houses near completion. The Hon. Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Human Settlements, Community Development, Land and Cooperatives et al., is very pleased with the progress to-date.

Minister Hamilton continues to make frequent visits to the site to lend support to the Management and staff of the National Housing Corporation and to monitor the progress of construction so that his promise of the delivery of these homes can come to fruition. More than 100 clusters, dwellings and townhouses are currently under construction in the Parishes of St. George, St. Thomas, St. Anne, St. Paul’s, St. Johns, Christ Church, St. Mary and St. Peters.

Mr. Hamilton stated that some lots are cleared while others are in preparation for ground flooring, casting, installation of roofs, windows and doors and preparation for finishing. He also stated that over 80 Contractors and over 20 Heavy Equipment Operators have been employed with more to be contracted. Meetings have been had and work distributed to Finishers so that more people can be employed during this construction phase.

The Minister also noted that these 110 homes are only Phase 1 of the Unity Housing Solution Program and that Phase 2 will begin within the upcoming weeks.

The very first Ground-Breaking Ceremony was held in March, 2017, with the promise of delivering 300+ houses under 1.5 years.

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