CH&PA’s Onderneeming houses to be ready by April – engineer

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority is currently constructing a total of 10 elevated two-bedroom houses at Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara, which are expected to be completed by April, according to the engineer.The houses under constructionEngineer Darron McKinnon said that there were four contractors executing works on the 10 houses. He noted that on account of the rain, the three-month contract had to be extended with the new completion date being April month-end.He explained that the houses measured 30x20ft with approximately 670 square feet of livable space. McKinnon added that they were monitoring construction closely and testing all materials to ensure that they were up to standard.The cost for one of the houses is $8 million – $7.5 million for the structure and $500,000 for the land.Additionally, CH&PA Chief Executive Officer Lelon Saul said as part of the 2018 programme, the Housing Authority expected to allocate some 1000 service lots across the country namely at Linden, Cummings Lodge, and Perseverance.“We have 10 of 19 houses under construction. It is from part of our 2018 target. In 2018, CH&PA will be delivering 247 house units across the country. In addition, 750 houses will be delivered via public-private partnership,” he noted.While on a tour of the site, Director of Projects, Omar Narine noted that the La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme is one of the largest housing schemes in the country with more than 8000 lots compassing six plantations of which Onderneeming is one.“Right now, we are doing 10 units and a potential nine units to commence in the next two weeks. Those units will be two and three bedrooms, the flat version of this (elevated) option, but those options will be two and three bedrooms, 600-900 square foot,” he explained.Some 758 housing units (530 duplexes and 228 townhouses) will be built under this Government to maximise land use and increase affordability, while building cohesive communities in 10 locations across six regions. The construction of the houses is part of the Government’s plan to make affordable housing available to every citizen, particularly Public Sector employees and youths.In May, the CH&PA held its inaugural Housing Expo in its Model Village at Perseverance on the East Bank of Demerara. The Housing Authority is expected to construct an additional 40 duplexes at Perseverance with each apartment costing $7.1 million inclusive of the cost for the house lot.CH&PA Director of Operations, Denise King-Tudor said that for persons to qualify for the houses, they must have an active application in the system and have an interview to be prequalified. Upon completion of that, they will be issued with a letter to take to their preferred financial institution for a loan prequalification, and would be placed on the waiting list.“Once we are ready and you are selected, then you will be required to pay the initial deposit and the initial deposit is dependent on the amount that the applicant have been prequalified for by the banks,” she noted.last_img read more

These nine top players need a club and are available for nothing this summer

first_img 9 1. Hal Robson-Kanu (released by Reading) – click the arrow above, right, to see the full list of 10 top players available on a free transfer this summer – Robson-Kanu was barely receiving any coverage at the end of the season, but after Wales’ superb Euro 2016 campaign – in which the striker scored two – plenty of clubs are chasing his signature. 9 9 3. Tomas Rosicky (released by Arsenal) – Injury sadly stopped Rosicky from really living up to his potential at the Emirates, but he left the club this summer firmly as a fan-favourite. He briefly showed his class at the Euro 2016 finals and looks as though he could still do a job in midfield. The problem is keeping him fit. 9 9 9. Martin Demichelis (released by Manchester City) – Demichelis struggled to adapt to the Premier League and was never going to feature in Pep Guardiola’s future plans. It’s unlikely another English club will be interested, but he could do a job elsewhere in Europe. 9 6. Miguel Veloso (released by Dynamo Kiev) – Veloso missed out on a spot in Portugal’s Euro 2016 squad, and is hoping to seal a deal at a new club. Monaco suggested he was close to signing, but no agreement has been reached. 9 5. Mathieu Flamini (released by Arsenal) – Arsene Wenger, predictably, opted to release Flamini and the Frenchman is searching for a new club. Not much has been reported on his future, so it remains to be seen if anyone snaps him up. 9 7. Emmanuel Adebayor (released by Crystal Palace) – After a disappointing six-month spell at Selhurst Park, Alan Pardew’s decision not to extend the centre forward’s contract was predicted. He could, nonetheless, still be a quality short-term option. 2. Kolo Toure (released by Liverpool) – With Jurgen Klopp agreeing a deal for Joel Matip, it was unsurprising to see Toure released. The Ivorian may be reaching the latter stages of his career, but his experience could come in handy. 8. Nick Powell (released by Manchester United) – Despite earning the praise of Sir Alex Ferguson, Powell has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford, spending the past three seasons on loan. The midfielder’s time at the club has come to an end and he could be an excellent addition elsewhere. 9 4. Martin Caceres (released by Juventus) – Caceres has never completed a full season in Turin, having struggled with injuries since his arrival in 2011. Given his fitness concerns, he would be a gamble but could be worth the risk. The next two months will be a nervous period for some players.While the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Victor Valdes have been snapped up on a free transfer, the futures of others isn’t so certain.So, talkSPORT has taken a look at the best players currently looking for a new club ahead of the new season.Check out nine class players available on a free transfer this summer by viewing the slideshow above.last_img read more