Dominicans made homeless by Hurricane Maria in 2017 will soon receive 65 houses in new projects in the Delices, Riviere Cyrique and Grand Fond areas.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated that thirty-three units of houses are completed and will be distributed to people within two to three weeks. Construction of another housing unit with thirty-two homes will be completed in four weeks.
“The families will be provided with keys as the hurricane season is coming up and housing is very important, this building has space for shelter that residents can have access to in case of a hurricane because hurricanes are very big challenges for villages like Delices,” said Skerrit.
He added that they are pushing the projects to lower the anxiety of people and provide them roof of their heads as earlier as possible.
Kent Edwards, Member of Parliament from La Plaine constituency stated that all these houses are hurricane and other natural catastrophe resilient.
“People of Delices have been looking forward with great anticipation to enter their new houses; potential beneficiaries will soon get their keys, not only this, even private homes are being built for eight families in the village,” said Edwards
The government is building climate-resilient homes that are capable of handling category five hurricanes. These homes are being distributed free to the people who are living in shelters since Hurricane Maria hit.
Hurricane Maria, a category five storm, devastated the island. It ruined around 90 percent of buildings, and hundreds of people lost their homes. Skerrit’s house was also affected.
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