GIS - 07 December, 2018: Government is near to achieving its objective of constructing 10,000 social housing units in due course, highlighted the Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Purmanund Jhugroo, yesterday at the inauguration of Residence Rose at Notre-Dame in the presence of several eminent personalities.
In his address, Minister Jhugroo pointed out that since January 2015 till date, some 4900 social housing units have already been constructed and that some more 3500 units are expected to be completed. He underlined that Government is committed to providing necessary support and assistance as regards the construction of Smart Residences which are equipped with adequate amenities and recreational facilities.
He further emphasised that the construction of these units is part of an improved social housing policy through which Government wants to foster equality among the low income groups and ensure a better quality of life of the vulnerable.
The Minister highlighted that the Residence Rose, comprising of 32 housing units, will enable families to live in dignity and in a healthy environment. The families, he added, will also have access to many facilities such as green spaces, children playgrounds, pétanque courts, parking spaces, and health tracks.
He underscored that the National Housing Development Company has established several criteria for the allocation and widening of housing units and for other related construction works. On this score, he encouraged the beneficiaries to respect these criteria, to properly upkeep their housing units and avail themselves of the facilities.
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