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Squatter relocation plan hindered by lack of available lands – Minister Rodrigues

by Samuel Sukhnandan The creation of squatter settlements has long been an issue for many developing countries, including Guyana, but the new government wants to address this issue through a more comprehensive relocation and regularisation plan which it hopes to roll out in the coming years. Junior Minister of Housing and Water Ms. Susan Rodrigues told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ ...

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Severe flood at Grove, East Bank Demerara

Homes, businesses and yards in a section of Grove, East Bank Demerara, were Wednesday night inundated by flood waters from the nearby Demerara River as a result of a damaged koker (sluice), authorities said. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said the Diamond Secondary School has been identified as a temporary shelter for residents affected by the breached koker in the ...

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New Housing and Water Minister promises to deliver thousands of houselots annually

by Samuel Sukhnandan With a promise to deliver 10,000 house lots annually, newly-appointed Housing and Water Minister Mr. Collin Croal has reaffirmed that this will be a top priority of the new government. Mr. Croal reminded that the housing sector is an important driver of the local economy, and that it would therefore be important to expand and develop housing. ...

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Central Housing to address house lot backlog

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it is working to clear the backlog of house lot applications. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Lelon Saul says the CH&PA, Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC) and the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL) will be collaborating to satisfy the demand for house lots. He explained that the ...

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