Infrastructure works at the Enmore/Foulis Industrial and Commercial Zone on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are progressing. Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal accompanied by technical staff from the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s Projects Department and Surveys Unit, inspected the development on Thursday.

Minister Croal outlined the zoning plan for the area, specifying sections dedicated to heavy industrial, light industrial, and commercial activities. The anticipated economic activities will generate thousands of employment opportunities, benefiting not only Enmore/Foulis but also other communities along the East Coast of Demerara. The development of the area aligns with President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s previous commitment during his visit to Enmore last year.

“In the first phase, we are currently developing over 660 acres of land on this site now and we’re spending about over $4.58 billion in the first-phase infrastructure,” revealed Minister Croal.

The ongoing infrastructure works are divided into six lots and involve land clearing, the construction of approximately 18.91 kilometers of first-phase access roads, and reinforced concrete composite bridges. The industrial and commercial hub is set to feature three main access roads to accommodate large trucks. Of the six lots, the minister said that two lots are over 90% completed, while the overall project is about 60% complete. Minister Croal stated that the works have significantly transformed the area, which was once dominated by sugar canes.

Meanwhile, in the Enmore residential housing scheme, located north of the commercial area, Minister Croal noted that several allottees have gained access to their land for home construction, paralleling the progress of infrastructure works.

Prior to visiting Enmore/Foulis, Minister Croal also briefly inspected the Non Pariel Housing Development.

Looking ahead to the 2024 housing programme, Minister Croal expects contracts to be awarded soon, ushering in the development of numerous housing schemes.


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