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NHDC respects all procedures to allocate houses, Managing Director reassures

Date: November 15, 2017
Domain:Public Infrastructure
Persona: Citizen; Government

GIS – 15 November, 2017: The National Housing Development Company Ltd (NHDC) respects all the procedures put in place following the recommendations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption for the allocation of NHDC houses. Investigations in the allocation of houses from any institution are welcomed, since the NHDC works in total transparency.
The Managing Director of the National Housing Development Company Ltd (NHDC), Mr Gilles L’Entêté, made this statement on 13 November 2017 during a press conference in Rose-Hill, to outline the achievements of the NHDC since 2015 and to reassure those concerned that there is no cheating in the allocation of NHDC houses to applicants.
Mr L’Entêté highlighted that since January 2015, a total of 1 063 houses have been built by the NHDC on 35 different sites. The overall cost incurred amounts to Rs 1.1 billion. He also pointed out that in 2018, a total of 1 520 houses will be completed around the island, representing investments of Rs 2.3 billion.
He underscored that there is an increasing interest from members of the public for the NHDC housing units, which are more spacious and include basic amenities such as water and electricity connections. He added that 2 173 housing units will be constructed in 2018 on 16 sites, to the tune of Rs 3.5 billion.
Future projects include construction of 4 300 housing units, to the cost of Rs 6.9 billion, on 19 different sites and some 900 houses financed by the Government of India. The 900 houses, he said, will be built at Dagotière and Mare Tabac.
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