GIS – The Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal is working assiduously to implement the Sights and Services Program.
This initiative was announced by Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony, in his 2014/2015 budget address. The program involves identifying lands island-wide for locals to purchase.
Sen. Hon. Stanley Felix, Minister for Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, said the ministry is in the process of identifying suitable land options.
“What the government has done is to scout the entire country. First, we looked for and identified lands belonging to the crown; and where there aren’t crown lands suitable for building, we then identified private lands with a view to acquiring those lands for development, in order to make them available for the ordinary Saint Lucian.”
Saint Lucians will be able to purchase such lands below market cost, he said.
Minister Felix also made mention of other government projects aimed at providing affordable housing and lands.
“The Monchy project is almost ended. In the next month you should see persons being relocated and 22 houses being put up for sale. I must tell you that those 22 houses have been heavily over-subscribed,” he said.
“We also have the Bois D’Orange Project which has started. If you go over to Bois D’Orange, you will see heavy equipment, roads being cut, and lots of surveying and infrastructure works.”
It is expected that lots in Bois D’ Orange should be available for sale in the first quarter of 2015.