St Kitts – Nevis Houses To Be Built Promptly
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 25, 2008 (CUOPM)
The St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Government wants to ensure that homes for families along the coastline from Old Road to New Guinea, destroyed or severely damaged by the recent passage of Hurricane Omar, are completed as quickly as possible.
Cabinet during Monday’s meeting, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, received an update on the Hurricane Omar Housing Resettlement Project.
“While the implementation of the project is on course as originally conceived, Cabinet stressed the need for reducing the timeline by using the most efficient means and the shortest possible path to completion so as to bring quick relief to the affected families,” said the Cabinet statement.
Cabinet viewed the complete relocation of all families along the identified coastal area as a project that must be pursued in the medium to long term.
Government has taken measures to re”“settle 25 families on the western coastline whose homes were destroyed or permanently damaged by Hurricane Omar on October 16.
The first phase will see construction of 12 one, two and three”“bedroom homes for 12 families. Four homes will be built at Harry Phipps in Half Way Tree and eight at Wingfield, in Old Road.
The re”“settlement programme, which is jointly financed by the Governments of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan, will see each home constructed on 4,000 square feet of land provided by the local government. The homes will cost between EC$85,000 and EC$140,000 and allocated according to the current household.