First set of houses to be handed over to volcano affected residents

Press release from the Agency for Public Information – API

The twenty- seven (27) Government constructed houses at Orange Hill will be officially handed over by month end. 

Acting Prime Minister and Area Representative for North Windward Hon. Montgomery Daniel said already two homes are occupied by families who were living close to the area where the Bailey Bridge is currently being constructed in Overland and a third family is scheduled to be relocated by next week.

The remaining 24 houses will be decided through a lottery-style system, “where you come in and pick…you pick a number,” Daniel said.

Minister Daniel said as of next week, prospective home owners will be called in, allowed to make their selection and the organizing of utilities will be done so they can occupy their new homes.

Minister Daniel also explained that the roads are being done through BRAGSA while the St. Vincent Electricity Services (Vinlec) is installing streetlights so that “all of the necessary facilities are there”. 

The Acting Prime Minister also announced that work has commenced on the land where another 41 houses are to be constructed through funding of 1.5 million dollars from the Mustique Charitable Trust. 

“Surveyors are getting the lots established…. we are hoping that all of this work will be done and the houses handed over by the 9th April 2023, that is the target date to which we are working,” Daniel said.

Minister Daniel was speaking earlier today on NBC Radio.

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