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St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be purchasing prefabricated wooden houses from Guyana, as part of the island’s rebuilding efforts after the volcano eruption in 2021.
The first batch of the 15 ready-made homes will be procured from Guyanese manufacturer Duravilla, which specialises in prefabricated homes and hardwood products.
The country’s Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, on Tuesday said financing is already in place, and arrangements are being made to have the one, two and three-bedroom houses delivered by March this year.
Gonsalves, who is in Guyana on a four-day state visit, toured the DuraVilla’s housing operations at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
During the inspection of the houses Gonsalves whilst commending the company for the elegance of the houses and reasonable pricing, also suggested if the base of the houses are properly done they will be suitable as a category four hurricane resistant houses.
Gonsalves was accompanied by Housing and Water Minister, Collin Croal; Local Government and Regional Development Minister, Nigel Dharamlall; and the DuraVilla’s Chief Executive Officer Rafeek Khan.