The Central Housing and Planning Authority is working to fast-track the development of Plot 1767 Cummings Lodge, Georgetown where land has been allocated to a number of persons.
Persons are awaiting the completion of the infrastructure works, such as land clearing and road networks, to access their house lots.
Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, during a recent site visit with CHPA’S Director of Projects Omar Narine and team, explained that the developing area is clustered with large trees and has presented many hurdles.
“It is one of the toughest challenges the engineers have encountered regarding land clearance and creating access routes. Even before we started we had a lot of hiccups in terms of persons who were squatting and persons who claimed they were farming,” said the Minister.
Issues of illegal occupation of lands have been resolved through a series of engagements with the informal settlers.
As the Ministry pushes ahead with the land clearing, works are simultaneously ongoing at Aubrey Barker Road, Georgetown, which is being upgraded and expanded to serve as a new access point for the area.
The expansion of the road will also unlock a commercial and medical zone leading all the way to Eccles, East Bank Demerara. The ongoing works are pegged at some $3 billion.
Within the next 2-3 months allottees of Plot 1767 Cummings Lodge are expected to start accessing their lands and commence construction of their homes.
The Ministry is aiming for the delivery of 50,000 house lots by 2025.