Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works
Transport Works Contact Us Support Frequently Asked Questions
 
MHTWW Home Page
Information About the Ministry of MHTWW
For all the Ministry's News Items
This link is unavailable
To Contact the Ministry
Links to Other Websites
For all the Ministry's Reports
For information on the Ministry's Agencies
Access To Information Page
Sitemap
Western Hemisphere Transport Initiative
Western Hemisphere Transport Initiative

2009   2010   2011   2012   2013  

Media Release - Use Dry Wall Technology to Reduce Housing Costs - Minister Guy

Minister Guy (centre) on a tour of the Westmeade Housing Project; with him are Mr. Y.P Seaton, contractor for the Project (left) and Mr. Raynard Hudlin, Project Director, Y.P Seaton & Associates

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Housing, Dr. Morais Guy says he will be championing the use of dry wall technology in housing construction with a view to reducing housing costs. He outlined that this would be among the mix of approaches explored in an effort to make housing more affordable to the ‘ordinary man’.

Minister Guy who was on a tour of several housing projects in Portmore, St. Catherine, said that the government was acutely aware of the challenges faced by persons, especially those at the lower stratum of society to access affordable housing solutions. In that respect, he said he was particularly pleased to have seen the work that had taken place on the construction of the Westmeade Willows Housing Project, one of those toured.

The Westmeade Housing Project boasts 125 two bedroom units which will be ready within another month. Each unit occupies 800sq. feet with the possibility for expansion.

For his part, MP for East Central, Hon. Arnaldo Brown who accompanied Minister Guy on the tour said that he was pleased that the Minister was getting first-hand knowledge of some of the housing needs in the constituency as this was one of the areas of greatest need. The Minister was also joined on the tour by Mr. Joseph Shoucair, Managing Director and other members of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), the developers of the Project and members of Y.P Seaton & Associates, contractor.           

Among the areas toured were, Westmeade Willows, Beverley Flats, Portmore Villas, Country Club, Quarry Hills and Palms of Portmore.