The first ninety-one (91) residential units in the Petite Savanne Resettlement Scheme will be completed by August 2018.
The housing and resettlement scheme, for residents of Petite Savanne displaced by Tropical Storm Erika in 2015, commenced in December 2016.
It comprises of three hundred and fifteen residential (315) units, forty-five (45) commercial units and three (3) communal units and is being constructed at Bellevue Chopin by the Montreal Management Consultant Establishment.
Minister for Housing, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit visited the scheme on Wednesday 20 June 2018 along with Parliamentary Representative for the Petite Savanne Constituency, Dr. Kenneth Darroux and other government officials.
“The first ninety-one homes will be ready by the 31st of August and those will be handed over to residents immediately,” Mr Skerrit announced on a radio program on Wednesday evening.
“We’re making good progress; we’ve started to paint some of the structures, we’re tiling some of the structures, very soon we’ll move to put cupboards and so forth in there and start handing over homes,” Mr. Skerrit informed.
Two hundred and eighty- three (283) families of Petite Savanne and fifty families of Dubique were displaced as a result of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
The three hundred and fifteen residential units will be broken down into fifty-one single bedroom units, forty-six two bedroom units and seventy three bedroom units.
“The second batch of homes will be ready in October and the final batch will be ready in December,” Mr. Skerrit said.
“So we’re hoping that we can move the entire community of Petite Savanne to Bellevue Chopin by the end of December, God’s willing,” he added.
The scheme is being financed with revenue generated under the Citizenship by Investment programme.