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605 housing units to be completed by 2019

Seven housing projects under the ‘24 houses in 24 months in 24 districts’ programme will not meet the scheduled completion deadline set for February 2019.

However, all the housing projects under this programme, which will consist of a total of 605 housing units, are expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

These particulars were presented yesterday during a presentation held at State House to appraise and assess the ‘24 houses in 24 months in 24 districts’ programme.

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Present were President Danny Faure, Vice-President Vincent Meriton, Designated Minister Macsuzy Mondon, various ministers, senior government officials, district administrators and chairpersons of regional councils as well as staff of the Ministry for Habitat, Lands, Infrastructure and Land Transport.

The programme for the construction of 24 houses in 24 districts in 24 months was initially announced in President Faure’s state-of-the-nation address in February 2016.

The ambitious project was set to construct housing units in each district in a bid to address the most deserving cases under the social housing programme.

During her remarks at the presentation, Habitat, Lands, Infrastructure and Land Transport Minister Pamela Charlette revealed that 102 housing units have already been completed in three districts so far.

Additionally, construction is ongoing on 353 housing units in 15 districts while projects in five other districts are expected to break ground soon, wherein 155 units will be constructed pending the relocation of sitting tenants.

The planning processes for two other projects have been completed and her ministry is finalising the procurement procedures, Minister Charlette told the gathering.