The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mr Louis Steven Obeegado, effected a site visit, yesterday, at La Valette in Bambous, to take stock of progress as regards the construction of 223 housing units by the National Housing Development (NHDC) Co. Ltd.
In a statement, the Deputy Prime Minister expressed satisfaction as regards the status of work, adding that works were expected to be completed by November 2023. He recalled that the NHDC came up with the housing project with the primary objective of providing a decent shelter to around 200 families of La Ferme.
He further observed that renovation and rehabilitation works at La Ferme reservoir could not be undertaken because of families living there. “The relocation of these families in the new housing project will benefit the families and will enable the authorities to initiate works for the rehabilitation of La Ferme reservoir,” he underscored.
As for Minister Ganoo, he said that Government had at heart the welfare of the population, and aimed at ensuring that vulnerable families had a decent house and lived in the most favourable conditions. “The project,” he pointed out, “will house some 200 families who are currently living in a deplorable situation at La Ferme.” “The families,” he said, “have been living for years without a decent dwelling and Government has made the commitment to provide them with an appropriate housing unit to live a dignified life.”
The project, to the tune of some Rs 554 million, will be implemented in two phases over some 18 arpents, comprising 115 houses in La Valette 1 and 108 houses in La Valette 2. Around 43% of works have been completed at the first site and 33% at the second. Each housing unit of 66 m2 will comprise two bedrooms, a dining room, a living room, a kitchen, a toilet, and a bathroom. A front porch and a parking space will also be made available.