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During the 2007/08 financial year, the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) will seek to prioritise projects located within the North Coast tourism corridor, given the high demand for affordable shelter in this area as a result of the high investment in the construction of new hotels. This was noted by Minister of Housing, Transport, Water, and Works Robert Pickersgill during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 30. “We will also move to finalise agreements for the funding of selected Operation Pride Projects. The NHDC will begin implementation on seven of the 16 projects with completion confirmed for the 2007/08 financial year,” he said.
The Minister informed the House that the seven projects are located in Whitehall, Deeside, Bushy Park, Frontier, Oakglades, Port Royal and Mammee Bay.”Assuming an average household size of 5 persons, some 7,600 persons are expected to benefit from the solutions projected to be completed at the end of the financial year 2007/08,” said Mr. Pickersgill.

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