The Government of the People's Republic of China has made available a first tranche of funds for the construction of forty one (41) houses in the Carib Territory.
Hon Housing Minister, Reginald Austrie, confirmed this during an interview with GIS News this week.
Just last year, Government announced that the PRC Government had offered to finance the construction of the houses for the island's indigenous people. The Housing Minister said that the sites have already been identified and tenders sent out.
“The project has been approved and in fact, while we speak, we have received about half a million dollars for commencement of the project. The total value of the project is about 1.4 million (XCD1 400 000.00). The sites have been identified but on some of the sites, there is a lot of infrastructural work to be done like in Gullet River, In St. Cyr and in Sineku, we have to do the roads and infrastructure at considerable costs. But, in areas like Mahaut River where we will be constructing four houses, at Salybia in Point we are going to be doing four, in Bataca we are doing five and in Concord we are going to be doing two. These sites are ready to go and so what we have done so far is sometime late last week, the tender documents were sent out and we are hoping that within the next two weeks, we will receive those tender documents.” cont./
Courtesy of: Government Information (GIS)
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