The project falls under the Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme (AHUAP) through the Ministry of Housing and Water, which seeks to provide better access to suitable housing, basic infrastructure, improved accessibility and mobility services for low-income populations.
“Here over on the West Bank of Demerara within the Parfaite area, under this project, we have spent close to about $900 million for a number of streets [and] street lamps, as well as drainage networks,” the housing and water minister stated.
To efficiently serve the extremely large community of Parfaite Harmonie, Minister Croal announced that a tripartite agreement has been brokered between the Ministries of Local Government, Public Works, and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) for the execution of several infrastructural works currently being undertaken.
Meanwhile, over two dozen core homes have been constructed in Parfaite Harmonie.
“Part of the parameter of the project allowed for the beneficiaries to go through a system, an application process where they had to wait for a while. So over here we have constructed about 30 core homes,” Minister Croal said.
He added that all the beneficiaries of the core homes in Parfaite Harmonie have already been identified, so plans are moving swiftly towards construction.
Meanwhile, the ministry is working assiduously to complete the construction of several core homes along the East Coast of Demerara and within the Diamond/Grove, East Bank area.
In 2021 the AHUAP programme expanded its coverage to include nineteen communities on the East Coast of Demerara, extending the boundary to Victoria.
The construction of core homes, thoroughfares, and drainage networks under the AHUAP will improve the low-income areas where they are constructed, as well as transform the lives of the residents within those areas. (Department of Public Information)