Prime Minister, Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, received a courtesy visit from Chinese Ambassador, Zhao Yongchen this week during which they discussed ongoing projects and examined potential areas for deepening bilateral cooperation.
Ambassador Zhao updated the Prime Minister on the status of the 5 low-income housing projects that are currently underway in St George, St Mark, St Patrick, St David and Carriacou. All of the projects are between 80% and 92% complete, with the hand-over of the units, expected to take place in 2021, followed by the distribution process to qualifying families.
The Prime Minister said, “We are deeply appreciative of this project. As we are well aware, owning a home, provides a great measure of security for individuals, therefore through this initiative, we will be empowering hundreds of Grenadian families. These projects demonstrate that Government is in fact delivering on its commitment to provide quality housing as a top priority.”
Overall, the housing projects will comprise 647 units and applications for ownership will be reviewed by a selection committee.