CH&PA in talks with Lin­den brick fac­tory to sup­ply blocks for new hous­ing in area

Stabroek News Sunday - - LETTERS -

Rem­i­grant Robert Cameron (left) demon­strat­ing to CH&PA Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice Lelon Saul (far right) and Projects Di­rec­tor (ag) Omar Narine how the cal­cine and la­t­erite blocks are made. The Cen­tral Hous­ing and Plan­ning Au­thor­ity (CH&PA) is cur­rently in talks with a brick mak­ing fac­tory in Lin­den to sup­ply blocks made from in­dige­nous ma­te­ri­als, which could see houses be­ing built in the min­ing town at a re­duced cost, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice Lelon Saul has re­vealed.

The CH&PA plans to build ap­prox­i­mately 60 houses in Lin­den as part of its coun­try­wide hous­ing drive.

Speak­ing to Sun­day Stabroek last Thurs­day, Saul said that while the plan is to com­mence build­ing shortly, CH&PA is look­ing to use cal­cine baux­ite blocks and la­t­erite blocks, which are both made of in­dige­nous build­ing ma­te­ri­als to con­struct the houses. He noted that the CH&PA is in­ter­ested in these build­ing ma­te­ri­als as if used the cost of con­struct­ing the houses will be re­duced. “We recog­nise that in Lin­den it would be pos­si­ble for us to do that be­cause of the avail­abil­ity of ma­te­rial to do that there,” he ex­plained.

Saul added that dur­ing a re­cent trip to Lin­den, he and other CH&PA of­fi­cials vis­ited the block mak­ing fac­tory, which is owned by Robert Cameron, a rem­i­grant. The fac­tory makes both cal­cine and la­t­erite blocks.

Ac­cord­ing to Saul, a pres­sure sys­tem is be­ing used to make the blocks and CH&PA is await­ing lab re­sults to de­ter­mine if the blocks be­ing pro­duced meet the re­quired stan­dard.

Mean­while, Saul also said that the CH&PA is work­ing to rec­tify iden­ti­fied is­sues re­gard­ing land al­lo­ca­tion in the Amelia’s Ward area of Lin­den. He ex­plained that there are in­stances where the par­cel num­ber for some lots was al­lo­cated to more than a one per­son, as well as a few lots hav­ing more than one par­cel num­ber. He as­sured that the agency is work­ing to rec­tify that sit­u­a­tion.

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