by Staff Writer
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – A Trinidad and Tobago company has been awarded a contract worth $600 million (1.52 billion TT dollars) to construct 2400 homes over four years in St. Kitts and Nevis, according to regional reports.
East Coast Housing Development Limited (ECHD) will be charged with building and financing the project to build the 2400 “Affordable Smart Homes.” The project will be done in four phases, with 600 units built during each phase.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Human Settlement, Hon. Dr Geoffrey Hanley, said negotiations with the developer had been ongoing for the past few months. The Housing Minister emphasised that the project provides homes to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and jobs.
As reported in Trinidad Express, East Coast’s Chief Executive, Brian Singh, a civil engineer, promised to deliver the houses on time and within budget; most workers will be employed from St. Kitts and Nevis.
Each house will include a refrigerator with a four-burner gas stove, a rooftop water heater, and a water tank, and there will be one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom options built using a modern reinforced concrete system.
ECHD will be partnering with China-based Creteform Ltd on the project.
According to the Government information service, the Chairman of the National Housing Corporation (NHC), Mr Shawn White, said that anyone interested in owning one of the soon-to-be-built Affordable Smart Homes could apply on their website, which would go live shortly as well as the launch of a public information campaign about the homes.