The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing will be providing some 70 housing and commercial lots across the island this fiscal year at a cost of $129.4 million.
The provision comes under the Infill Programme, which involves the development of residual plots of land within existing housing schemes for housing solutions.
Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy made the announcement on Tuesday, May 21, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.
The undertaking includes five projects at a cost of $83 million, two of which will provide 19 housing solutions, and three will provide 17 commercial lots. The project areas are Gazeland near Junction, St. Elizabeth; Llandilo, Westmoreland; and Old Braeton in St. Catherine.
Additionally, 34 serviced lots will be delivered at a cost of $46.4 million in Fairy Hill in Portland, and Chippenham, St. Ann.
In total, these projects will involve the utilisation of more than 17.8 hectares (44 acres) of land.
To date, 63 serviced lots on 6.2 hectares (15.3 acres) of land have been completed under the Infill Programme at a cost of $37.8 million. The sites are located in: Manningsville near Junction, St. Elizabeth; Hague in Trelawny; and Llandilo Phase 3, Westmoreland.
During this financial year, the Ministry will also assess the implementation of two other projects under the Infill Programme.
These include providing a further 69 serviced lots and seven housing units in Lee Park near Frome in Westmoreland; and Albion Heights in St. James.
Contact: Alphea Saunders